- Blocked Shots is the only stat consistently trending down, none of the stats consistently trend up.
- “Hits” and “Takeaways” seem to be negatively inverse, as one will decrease as one increases, and vice versa.
- “Hits” and “Giveaways” seem to be inversely mirroring one another, both rising and dipping similarly.
- Last season, the LAK had the highest rate of Hits, Faceoff Wins, & Giveaways of any Championship postseason since 2009. However, they also had the lowest rates of Blocked Shots and Takeaways.
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Henrik Lundqvist had the most Vezina voting in his 1st, 7th, or 8th full NHL season than either 3 Hall-of-Famer goalies. In fact, his 2012 Vezina Award was won at 80% (four-fifths of all votes), making it the most lopsided Vezina vote in NHL history!
Of all the top NHL goaltenders to play since the 2004-05 lockout, Lundqvist stands out in terms of consistency & quality. Unlike Luongo, Rinne, Miller, Quick, Fleury or Price... Lundqvist has yet to have a below-average NHL season compared to league-average statistics.