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World record holders Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the gold medal in pairs figure skating in Sochi on Wednesday, and their Russian teammates Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov took the silver. Cheap Adidas Panthers Jerseys. The heavily favoured duo put in an almost flawless performance to the delight of the crowd. Their score of 152.69 was only two points off of their own world record. Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov took the silver. Bronze went to the German duo of Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, the silver medallists four years ago in Vancouver. Two Canadian teams put in strong performances but finished just off the podium. Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch finished in fifth with a score of 131.18, and their Canadian teammates Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford came in seventh with a seasons best score of 127.32 for them. But the night belonged to Russia and Russian skating fans, with the world champions Volosozhar and Trankov adding to Russias medal haul from figure skating events. "This is a very special moment in our lives, to be skating in a Russian Olympics," Trankov said after their short program performance. Canadians Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, both from Saskatchewan, skated earlier and put up a score of 103.01 after a few small missteps. With files from The Associated Press Mark Pysyk Jersey.J. -- Freshman Eli Carter scored a career-high 31 points and hit the go-ahead basket in the second overtime as Rutgers rallied to stun No. Jamie McGinn Jersey. Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds made his longshot request of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit upheld Bonds conviction in September.If there’s one area in hockey analytics that’s lagging behind, it’s primarily in the realm of goaltender studies. Outside of multi-year even-strength save percentage – which, of course, requires a goaltender to face thousands of shots over a series of seasons – there simply isn’t a ton to measure a goaltender’s true talent level. While save percentage is a decent metric over longer samples, it’s subject to the same, wild fluctuations that shooting percentage experiences in smaller ones. For one brief example, consider quickly the below table of six goaltenders around the league: Small Sample Goaltending Performance Goaltender Team 2014-2015 EV SV% Craig Anderson Ottawa .963 Corey Crawford Chicago .941 Ondrej Pavelec Winnipeg .929 Henrik Lundqvist N.Y. Rangers .916 Tuukka Rask Boston .914 Semyon Varlamov Colorado .907 Anyone willing to take the first three goaltenders over the next three goaltenders going forward? One of the things that clouds smaller sample save percentages, aside from random variance, is fluctuation in a team’s ability to prevent shooters from generating shot-attempts in scoring chance areas. This is particularly important, because we know shot distance correlates well with shooting percentage. Shot distance (as a proxy for “shot quality”) may pale in importance compared to territorial control in today’s National Hockey League, but it still holds a sliver of importance. And, since team effects aren’t equal across all thirty teams, it is data worth considering. Over at War on Ice, Andrew Thomas has started to compile save percentages for goaltenders adjusted based on the quality of the shots they have seen. His adjustments weight the likelihood of every shot against becoming a goal against based on the distance of said shot. Thus, his adjusted save percentage both captures the goaltender’s ability to stop shots, and the possibility that certain goaltenders simply face shots of varying difficulty due to team effects. The adjustments are fairly small, but in some cases, important. For example, if a goaltender stops 92% of shots he’s faced, is he playing well? Generally, the answer is yes. But what if he went through a three-week stretch where opposing teams haven’t been able to muster much in the scoring chance department? Is that 92% number still good? Is it possible that 92% is underwhelming, failing to meet expectations? By grabbing the unadjusted and adjusted EVSV% at War on Ice, we can quickly graph out what goaltenders are seeing their save percentages inflated a bit by relatively easy shot distance faced, and what goaltenders are seeing their save percentages deflated by relatively difficult shot distance faced. What I’ve done is charted the difference between the ‘Unadjusted EVSV%’ and ‘Adjusted EVSV% (here referred to as ‘Delta Quality’). Negative goaltenders see their save percentages drop after accounting for shot distance faced. Positive goaltenders see their save percentages rise after accounting for shot distance faced. DELTA SAVE PERCENTAGE Goalie Team Unadjusted EV SV% Adjusted EV SV% Delta EV SV% Henrik Lundqvist NYR 91.6% 92.6% +1.0% Cam Ward CAR 90.3% 91.3% +1.0% Semyon Varlamov COL 90.7% 91.5% +0.9% Carey Price MTL 91.6% 92.4% +0.8% Marc-Andre Fleury PIT 94.1% 94.6% +0.5% Kari LLehtonen DAL 92. Evgenii Dadonov Jersey. 6% 93.1% +0.5% Mike Smith ARI 90.6% 90.9% +0.3% Michal Neuvirth BUF 92.5% 92.8% +0.3% Jonas Hiller CGY 93.6% 93.9% +0.3% Ondrej Pavelec WPG 92.9% 93.1% +0.2% Frederik Andersen ANA 94.8% 95.0% +0.2% Corey Crawford CHI 94.2% 94.4% +0.2% Jonathan Bernier TOR 92.4% 92.6% +0.1% Jaroslav Halak NYI 92.0% 92.1% +0.1% Jonathan Quick LA 95.3% 95.5% +0.1% Ryan Miller VAN 91.6% 91.7% +0.1% Ben Bishop TB 91.3% 91.4% +0.1% Ben Scrivens EDM 90.2% 90.2% 0.0% Jhonas Enroth BUF 91.8% 91.8% 0.0% Antti Niemi SJ 92.4% 92.4% 0.0% Jimmy Howard DET 92.1% 91.9% -0.2% Braden Holtby WSH 90.6% 90.3% -0.3% Roberto Luongo FLA 95.0% 94.7% -0.3% Brian Elliott STL 94.2% 93.6% -0.5% Pekka Rinne NSH 95.4% 94.9% -0.5% Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ 90.5% 89.8% -0.7% Cory Schneider NJ 92.6% 91.8% -0.8% Darcy Kuemper MIN 91.0% 90.2% -0.8% Craig Anderson OTT 96.3% 95.4% -0.9% Tuukka Rask BOS 91.5% 90.5% -1.1% Steve Mason PHI 92.0% 90.8% -1.3% Click here for a graphical representation of the above chart. At the poles, we can see a few notable goalies who see a fairly significant reduction or bump based on the shot distance of opposing shooters. The two most interesting goalies at the bottom, to me, are Craig Anderson and Tuukka Rask. Craig Anderson (.963 EVSV%, .954 aEVSV%) has been absolutely stellar for Ottawa, but maybe a small reason why the Senators have been piling up wins despite poor possession numbers is that their starting goaltender has seen slightly easier than expected shots against. Tuukka Rask (.914 EVSV%, .904 aEVSV%) is notable for another reason entirely – he’s struggled for Boston in the early going, but it’s not because he’s facing particularly difficult shots. Rask’s been one of the best goaltenders in the league for a long time and this is almost certainly a blip on the radar but, based on this, it’s possible he’s been even a bit worse than initially thought. On the other side, we see the polar opposite of Tuukka Rask in Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist (.916 EVSV%, .926 aEVSV%) has also seemed to struggle in the early parts of the season, but he sees a nice little bump in his adjusted percentages because the shots he’s faced have come from in-tight. Cam Ward (.889 EVSV%, .900 aEVSV%) has seen his percentages sliding for years now, and I think skepticism about his game is warranted at this point. But, here’s one data point in his favor – Carolina wasn’t particularly kind as a team to Ward, and he ends up with the most favorable adjustment in save percentage of any goalie in the league. Still, it should be noted that Ward’s adjusted save percentage doesn’t speak highly of him as a goalie. Adjusted save percentage is far from the singular data-point every hockey executive wants, but it is another tool in the tool belt – one that will help us just a bit in contextualizing goaltender performance. ' ' '
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