It's Scoring Feast or Famine for Blackhawks' Goaltenders
Which Chicago goaltender is in net seems to have a profound impact on the team’s scoring. Nikolai Khabibulin is 4-2-0 despite a 3.36 goals-against average that ranks 41st among NHL goalies who have played at least five games. The veteran netminder has a winning record thanks to 4.20 goals of support per 60 minutes. Among goalies who have appeared in at least five games, only Buffalo's Martin Biron (4.68) and Tampa Bay's Johan Holmqvist (4.21) have received more support. The other Chicago netminder, Brian Boucher, gets just 1.33 goals per 60 minutes, the lowest rate of support among the 48 goalies who have played at least five games. Boucher is 1-7-1, though with a more respectable 2.99 GAA.