Study: ‘Good Goalies Make Saves’

Really exciting stuff out of the University of Calgary:

A study by the University of Calgary’s Kinesiology department has used a high-tech computer program to discover how elite goaltenders focus on the puck and what separates them from those who are less successful.

That’s right. Goalies who can focus are successful. Here’s some other fantastic tidbits to come out of the study:

1. Goalies who stay awake the whole game are more likely to make saves.
2. Giving up long rebounds can often negatively impact a goalie’s performance.
3. Ice is cold.
4. There is just one ‘y’ in hockey.

Now, go ahead and enjoy this interview with Ottawa’s Ray Emery. He seems like a nice guy.