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Where is it most important to be elite? Part III: Goaltending

Welcome to the third in a series that takes a look at the league’s offensive, defensive, and goaltending team units to determine:

- Which play drives success? Offense, Defense, or Goaltending?

- Do elite players drive the elite play?

Part III of this series will focus on the goaltending.

Let’s rehash the ground rules:

First, all statistics and metrics used are based on 5v5 play. Obviously, power play and penalty kill units are important, but they are called ‘special teams’ for a reason and I wanted to focus on full strength play.