1971-1972 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1970-1971        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1972-1973

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTRoger CrozierDave Dryden
10/10/1971vs PittsburghW21W (60:00, 34/35)(BU)
10/12/1971at St. LouisL14L (40:00, 24/27)- (20:00, 9/10)
10/14/1971at BostonL26L (60:00, 31/37)
10/16/1971at MontrealL39L (60:00, 45/54)
10/17/1971vs MinnesotaL23L (60:00, 24/27)
10/20/1971at TorontoW72W (60:00, 28/30)
10/21/1971vs ChicagoL25L (59:00, 28/32)
10/23/1971at MinnesotaL15L (60:00, 24/29)
10/24/1971vs St. LouisL23L (60:00, 27/30)
10/27/1971at Los AngelesW32W (60:00, 31/33)
10/30/1971at VancouverT44T (60:00, 33/37)
10/31/1971at CaliforniaT22T (60:00, 35/37)
11/04/1971at DetroitT44T (60:00, 30/34)
11/05/1971vs PhiladelphiaW52W (60:00, 27/29)
11/07/1971vs DetroitT33T (60:00, 40/43)
11/11/1971vs Los AngelesL24L (59:00, 21/24)
11/13/1971at NY RangersL25L (60:00, 41/46)
11/14/1971vs MontrealT22T (60:00, 32/34)
11/18/1971vs CaliforniaL57L (59:00, 31/37)
11/21/1971vs TorontoL34L (60:00, 35/39)
11/24/1971at Los AngelesL35L (59:00, 38/42)
11/27/1971at VancouverL25- (20:00, 13/15)L (40:00, 22/25)
11/28/1971at CaliforniaL35L (60:00, 35/40)
12/01/1971at NY RangersL27L (60:00, 35/42)
12/02/1971vs Los AngelesW20W (60:00, 31/31)
12/04/1971at St. LouisL15L (40:00, 29/34)- (20:00, 9/9)
12/05/1971vs MinnesotaW31W (60:00, 28/29)
12/09/1971vs ChicagoL13L (60:00, 22/25)
12/11/1971at PittsburghT33T (60:00, 32/35)(BU)
12/12/1971vs TorontoL24L (60:00, 26/30)
12/15/1971at ChicagoL12L (60:00, 17/19)
12/16/1971at PhiladelphiaL05L (60:00, 37/42)
12/18/1971at TorontoL18L (60:00, 33/41)
12/19/1971vs VancouverW51W (60:00, 35/36)
12/23/1971vs BostonT44T (60:00, 35/39)
12/25/1971at St. LouisT44T (60:00, 37/41)
12/26/1971vs St. LouisW63W (60:00, 34/37)
12/29/1971vs DetroitL37L (60:00, 27/34)
12/31/1971at PittsburghT33T (60:00, 34/37)(BU)
01/02/1972vs CaliforniaT44T (60:00, 27/31)
01/06/1972vs BostonL25L (60:00, 35/40)
01/09/1972vs TorontoL12L (60:00, 24/26)
01/13/1972vs NY RangersL25L (60:00, 32/37)
01/15/1972at MontrealL26L (60:00, 33/39)
01/16/1972vs MontrealW42W (60:00, 28/30)
01/20/1972vs VancouverW10W (60:00, 29/29)
01/22/1972at DetroitL23L (60:00, 41/44)
01/23/1972at BostonT33T (60:00, 44/47)
01/26/1972at NY RangersL15L (60:00, 36/41)
01/27/1972vs DetroitL13L (59:00, 24/26)
01/30/1972vs Los AngelesT22T (60:00, 31/33)
02/03/1972vs NY RangersL24L (60:00, 32/36)
02/05/1972at MinnesotaT33T (60:00, 38/41)
02/06/1972vs BostonW82W (60:00, 29/31)
02/10/1972at DetroitL24L (60:00, 28/32)
02/12/1972at BostonL15L (60:00, 50/55)
02/13/1972vs PhiladelphiaT44T (60:00, 30/34)
02/17/1972vs PittsburghL02L (59:00, 26/27)(BU)
02/19/1972at TorontoL14L (60:00, 39/43)
02/20/1972vs MontrealL04L (60:00, 28/32)
02/23/1972at ChicagoW21W (60:00, 30/31)
02/24/1972vs ChicagoW53W (60:00, 37/40)
02/27/1972vs CaliforniaT44T (60:00, 40/44)
03/01/1972at MontrealL14L (60:00, 30/34)
03/02/1972vs NY RangersL34L (60:00, 26/30)
03/05/1972vs St. LouisL26- (20:00, 11/13)L (40:00, 16/20)
03/08/1972at CaliforniaL36L (53:55, 23/27)- (6:05, 0/2)
03/10/1972at VancouverL23L (60:00, 32/35)
03/11/1972at Los AngelesL35L (60:00, 33/38)
03/14/1972at MinnesotaW43W (60:00, 32/35)
03/16/1972at PhiladelphiaT33T (60:00, 33/36)
03/17/1972vs VancouverL26L (60:00, 36/42)
03/19/1972at ChicagoT33T (60:00, 30/33)
03/22/1972at PittsburghW43W (60:00, 35/38)(BU)
03/23/1972vs MinnesotaT44T (60:00, 28/32)
03/26/1972vs PittsburghT22T (60:00, 34/36)(BU)
03/30/1972at PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 38/41)
04/02/1972vs PhiladelphiaW32W (60:00, 36/38)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTRoger CrozierDave Dryden

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1970-1971        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1972-1973


These data reflect every 1971-1972 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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