Record: 8-5-0 GAA: 3.49 Save percentage: 87.9%
We were easy on goaltending early, but the team needs far better than this. The fans had to deal with the worst in the league with Cory Schnieder before getting a couple of years out of Mackenzie Blackwood before he was the worst in the league and now we are back to this AHL quality in net. Not all of this is Vitek Vanecek’s fault. The defense should be shouldering a lot of the nonsense plays and odd-man rushes, but he had to bail this team out a few times and couldn’t do it.
Record: 2-4-1 GAA: 3.02 Save percentage: 89.6%
Akira Schmid has had a lot of the problems Vanecek has, but he has shown a better rebound lately, and his lateral movement looks far better. Other than that, there is much difference in the two numbers wise but Schmid’s are better. Still not good, but better. It is enough that he should be given the starter reigns for the foreseeable future.