Goalkeeper in NHL the equivalent of a pitcher in the MLB or quarterback in the NFL. You simply cannot win the championship with a netminder subpar.
For those of you new to hockey or casual NHL bettors, I decided to compile my power rankings of the top 20 starting goalscorers in the NHL, along with their win rates to Win the Vezina Trophy.
The Vezina Trophy odds listed in this article are through WynnBET Michigan.
The Maple Leafs are arguably the best offensive team in the NHL, but their defense has let them down in recent years. Jack Campbell has become a solution to their problem, as he has turned off the lights since joining Toronto. He sports 1.78 GAA and 0.942 SV%, both points leading the NHL.
The Flames have the lowest goals per 60 minutes this season at 2.01, and a big part of that is due to Jakob Markstrom’s play. His 1.83 GAA is the second best in the league.
If I offered to bet the Vezina Trophy, it would be Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers. Unlike Campbell and Markstrom, Shesterkin didn’t have a strong team against him but he continued to perform. His 0.937 SV% is tied with Markstrom for the second best score in the league.
If you want to bet Vezina for the long haul, Tristan Jerry is your man. After a disappointing 2020-21 campaign, he has made a substantial comeback this season. His 1.92 GAA and 0.934 SV% are career highs.
He’s a fan of betting to win the Vezina Trophy, but he’s just outside the top goalkeepers so far this season. The 2019 Vezina Trophy winner will be in the chat at the end of the season.
Frederik Andersen is revitalizing his career with the Hurricanes. If he continues to play at this level, the Hurricanes will be Stanley Cup title contenders in the spring.
The bookies have so little faith in maintaining this play that they don’t even list the odds for him. He’s only started in 13 games, but he has a pristine 0.934 save with the Sharks.
I have a soft spot for goalkeepers who have a terrible team against them. The Islanders are one of the worst teams in the NHL, and have lost 11 games in a row. Even so, he still represents a very good savings rate of 0.925.
Juuse Saros has established himself as one of the NHL’s top young goalkeepers. He’s in the top 10 both in goals scored against average and in saves percentage this season.
The 2020 Vezina winner has had a slow start to his 2021 NHL season, but he’s gotten much better at the end of the season and I expect him to climb this list as the season goes on.
Like Sorokin, Alexander Nedelijkovic continued to stay on top of his game despite playing behind a bad squad in the Red Wings. He sports a savings percentage of .920.
Sergei Bobrovsky has a great team going up against him, which helps, but his .920 save is still 10th in the NHL.
Another goalkeeper continued to play well despite having an underdog squad facing him. Merzlikins has a save rate of 0.920, which is his 2.72 goals against the average fool.
Thatcher Demko has high expectations for this season, and he is doing his best despite the dire situation in Vancouver. The 25-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.
Jordan Binnington has had a good start to his season, but has faltered slightly in recent starts. If he can get back to his early-season form, he will climb back up the rankings.
Defending champion Vezina Trophy is the biggest signing of the season, but he has fallen short of expectations so far in 2021. He is still hitting good numbers and he has plenty of time left. to return to his Vezina form.
The longtime Anaheim Ducks goalkeeper is having one of his best seasons. 2.69 goals against average is his best since the 2017-2018 season.
Cameron Talbot is a big part of why Wild has been one of the best Western Conference teams this season. He has a save rate of 0.915 and a goal-to-average ratio of 2.71.
Carter Hart’s save percentage is decent, 915, but once you consider the fact that the Flyers are giving up the deadliest scoring opportunity per game, his numbers become all the more impressive.
He’s in the middle of a battle with Vitek Vanecek so he still doesn’t have the Vezina Trophy odds, but the .916 save rate earns him a spot on this list.
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