Barons Goaltending: Quality Starts and Bail-Outs

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With the lack of detailed statistics in the American Hockey League, I get to take a lot of what I see in the NHL advanced statistics and convert them myself to get an idea of how certain players did during the season. One I ran across lately was Quality Starts for goaltenders. Seeing as how the Oklahoma City Barons had quite a carousel in net last season, I was interested to see how they all measured up.

Here’s how everything breaks down, from Robert Vollman of Hockey Prospectus.

Quality Start (QS): A Quality Start is awarded when a goalie stops more than the league-average percentage of shots OR gives up less than three goals, while still stopping 88.5% of shots faced. The league average Saves Percentage was a .910 last season.

Really Bad Start (RBS): Also known as a Blow-Up. A Really Bad Start is given when the goaltender stops less than 85% of shots faced. Cam Charron and Thomas Drance added to the stat by awarding a goalie this measure when he gives up 5 or more goals on 39 or fewer shots.

Bail-Out: A Bail-Out is awarded in the case that a goalie earns a win, but does so in a game that he does not earn a Quality Start.

Name Sv% GS Shutout Shutout% QS QS% RBS RBS% Bail Outs BO%
Bachman 0.908 51 2 3.92% 22 43.14% 6 11.76% 10 19.61%
Brossoit 0.888 7 0 0.00% 2 28.57% 3 42.86% 0 0.00%
Roy 0.897 4 0 0.00% 2 50.00% 1 25.00% 0 0.00%
Bunz 0.901 4 0 0.00% 2 50.00% 1 25.00% 1 25.00%
Pickard 0.854 3 0 0.00% 1 33.33% 2 66.67% 0 0.00%
LaBarbera 0.953 2 0 0.00% 2 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Rimmer 0.930 2 0 0.00% 1 50.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Bryzgalov 0.880 2 0 0.00% 1 50.00% 1 50.00% 0 0.00%
Tuohimaa 0.950 1 0 0.00% 1 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Totals 76 2 2.63% 34 44.74% 14 18.42% 11 14.47%