2008-2009 Minnesota Wild Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: MIN 2007-2008        NEXT SEASON: MIN 2009-2010

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTNiklas BackstromJosh HardingNolan Schaefer
10/11/2008vs BostonW43W (60:00, 34/37)(BU)
10/14/2008at AtlantaW42W (60:00, 24/26)(BU)
10/16/2008at FloridaW62W (59:47, 24/26)(BU)
10/18/2008at Tampa BayW10SOW (65:00, 32/32)(BU)
10/23/2008vs BuffaloL34OTL (60:44, 20/24)(BU)
10/25/2008vs ColumbusW21W (59:49, 25/26)(BU)
10/27/2008vs ChicagoW32W (59:47, 34/36)(BU)
10/29/2008at DallasL24L (19:52, 10/13)- (39:03, 19/20)
10/30/2008vs MontrealL12(BU)L (58:49, 19/21)
11/01/2008at PhoenixW32W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
11/04/2008at San JoseL13L (60:00, 46/49)(BU)
11/06/2008at ColoradoW31W (60:00, 35/36)(BU)
11/08/2008at VancouverL02L (59:58, 27/29)(BU)
11/13/2008vs PhoenixW40W (59:49, 24/24)(BU)
11/15/2008vs ColumbusW32SOW (64:52, 24/26)(BU)
11/18/2008at PittsburghW21SOW (65:00, 24/25)(BU)
11/20/2008vs VancouverL23L (59:05, 24/27)(BU)
11/22/2008vs St. LouisL12L (58:17, 24/26)(BU)
11/24/2008vs WashingtonW43W (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
11/26/2008vs DallasL34L (59:23, 26/30)(BU)
11/28/2008vs Tampa BayW42W (59:58, 35/37)(BU)
11/29/2008at NashvilleW62(BU)W (60:00, 25/27)
12/01/2008vs ColoradoL56L (39:48, 20/26)- (19:32, 5/5)
12/03/2008vs St. LouisW40W (60:00, 22/22)(BU)
12/05/2008vs VancouverL12L (59:18, 29/31)(BU)
12/06/2008at NashvilleL01(BU)L (59:09, 42/43)
12/11/2008at PhoenixL13L (59:50, 29/32)(BU)
12/13/2008at Los AngelesL13L (59:46, 40/42)(BU)
12/14/2008at AnaheimL24(BU)L (58:10, 30/34)
12/17/2008vs CalgaryL23OTL (63:48, 27/30)(BU)
12/19/2008vs NY IslandersW41W (60:00, 15/16)(BU)
12/20/2008at St. LouisL24L (59:05, 20/23)(BU)
12/23/2008vs CarolinaW32W (60:00, 35/37)(BU)
12/28/2008vs ChicagoL14L (59:05, 28/31)(BU)
12/29/2008at CalgaryL12(BU)L (58:50, 27/29)
12/31/2008vs San JoseW32OTW (61:29, 32/34)(BU)
01/03/2009vs DetroitL23SO(BU)L (65:00, 35/37)
01/04/2009at ColoradoW20W (59:55, 33/33)(BU)
01/06/2009at BostonW10W (60:00, 28/28)(BU)
01/08/2009at PhiladelphiaL13L (59:00, 20/23)(BU)
01/10/2009at ColumbusL24(BU)L (59:46, 28/32)
01/13/2009vs PhoenixW63W (59:47, 21/24)(BU)
01/15/2009vs EdmontonW51W (59:29, 20/21)(BU)
01/17/2009vs AnaheimL03L (59:58, 31/34)(BU)
01/19/2009at ChicagoW41W (60:00, 40/41)(BU)
01/20/2009vs Los AngelesL25L (40:00, 22/26)- (18:58, 5/5)
01/27/2009vs TorontoW61W (60:00, 27/28)(BU)
01/30/2009at EdmontonL13L (22:51, 8/11)- (35:40, 17/17)
01/31/2009at VancouverW43OTW (61:52, 37/40)(BU)
02/04/2009vs AnaheimW30W (60:00, 34/34)(BU)
02/06/2009vs NashvilleL02L (58:55, 24/26)(BU)
02/08/2009vs EdmontonW32SOW (65:00, 28/30)(BU)
02/11/2009vs ColoradoW32W (59:29, 20/22)(BU)
02/12/2009at DetroitL24(BU)L (60:00, 39/43)
02/14/2009vs OttawaL35- (40:00, 16/19)L (19:09, 1/2)
02/19/2009vs CalgaryL23OTL (63:50, 19/22)(BU)
02/21/2009vs DetroitW52W (59:37, 35/37)(BU)
02/22/2009at ChicagoW21(BU)W (60:00, 44/45)
02/24/2009vs Los AngelesL12SOL (65:00, 24/25)(BU)
02/27/2009at CalgaryL14L (60:00, 25/29)(BU)
02/28/2009at EdmontonL23(BU)L (59:21, 27/30)
03/03/2009at VancouverL24L (58:03, 28/32)(BU)
03/05/2009at San JoseW43OTW (64:46, 32/35)(BU)
03/07/2009at Los AngelesL34- (28:45, 10/13)L (30:09, 10/11)
03/08/2009at AnaheimW32W (60:00, 36/38)(BU)
03/10/2009vs San JoseL45OTL (63:34, 18/23)(BU)
03/12/2009at ColoradoL12SOL (64:56, 40/41)(BU)
03/14/2009at DallasL23OTL (62:23, 26/29)(BU)
03/15/2009at St. LouisL35L (40:00, 25/29)- (19:49, 6/6)
03/17/2009vs ColoradoW32SOW (64:54, 24/26)(BU)
03/20/2009at New JerseyL04L (31:02, 8/11)- (28:53, 17/18)
03/22/2009vs EdmontonW30W (60:00, 31/31)(BU)
03/24/2009at NY RangersL12L (59:24, 28/30)(BU)
03/25/2009at NY IslandersW62W (59:56, 32/34)(BU)
03/28/2009at CalgaryL23L (59:27, 37/40)(BU)
03/29/2009at EdmontonW32W (59:53, 31/33)(BU)
03/31/2009vs VancouverL12OTL (63:42, 17/19)(BU)
04/03/2009vs CalgaryW40W (59:56, 27/27)(BU)
04/05/2009at DetroitL23L (59:31, 41/44)(BU)
04/07/2009vs DallasW31W (59:52, 27/28)(BU)
04/10/2009vs NashvilleW84W (59:46, 31/35)(BU)
04/11/2009at ColumbusW63(BU)W (59:31, 25/28)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTNiklas BackstromJosh HardingNolan Schaefer

PREVIOUS SEASON: MIN 2007-2008        NEXT SEASON: MIN 2009-2010


These data reflect every 2008-2009 Minnesota Wild 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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