NHL Playoffs 2012: Power Ranking the 16 Postseason Goalies

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NHL Playoffs 2012: Power Ranking the 16 Postseason Goalies
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The goalie is the last line of defense in hockey. He is the difference between a win and a loss. Some goalies are surefire Hall of Famers, while others are downright awful. 

In the NHL playoffs, sixteen goalies, and their NHL teams are fighting for the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup.

Of the 16, only four remain. 

This article will rank the sixteen goalies in the NHL playoffs based only on their performance. So if anybody has an issue with this or says their goalie is better than another, then I will just point out their playoff performance.

The way that we will calculate the goalies is through one formula: the Earned Goal Average (EGA), which calculates the total number of goals allowed divided by the length of the series.

The lower the EGA, the better. 

To provide an example: Craig Anderson allowed 14 goals in his series, which lasted seven games. This means he allowed two goals per game giving him a 2.00 EGA. 

*note: Because two teams used more than one goalie, their stats will be combined and they will be given a combined EGA.  

Without further delay... 

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