We’ve reached the point of the season where we have found ourselves previously crying out for help between the pipes. Hopefully when (if) this NHL season gets up and going, Devan Dubnyk will continue to make strides upward. I like the guy, and hope he has a breakout year.
Let’s talk about what’s been brewing down in OKC between the pipes. Let’s start with your man Yann.
Yann Danis: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 3.27 GAA, .887 SV% (102 saves on 115 shots)
That .887 save percentage is ugly, especially coming from the guy who was the 2011-12 AHL goaltender of the year. Danis has allowed thirteen goals in four games – not the end of the world in a small sample size, but it would average out to 27 more goals allowed per 1,000 shots if his pace continued at that clip. Danis’ numbers take a dip here after allowing six goals against Houston on October 26th.
Small sample size, look for Danis to climb up and over the .900 SV% mark in November.
Oliver Roy: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 2.68 GAA, .915 SV% (94 saves on 102 shots)
Maybe Danis’ fourth game could’ve been Oliver Roy’s fourth game, and we’d be talking about how much better an October that Danis had instead of Roy. Roy has a leg on up Danis’ numbers from turning aside 35 of 37 Lake Erie shots back on October 13th (and he didn’t have a blowout like Danis did against Houston). I don’t see Roy overtaking Danis’ spot on the OKC depth chart, but if his SV% climbs up to something a little nicer like .920, he could well be on his way to finding himself with more starts.
Again, it’s early in the season. Danis’ SV% will likely go up, and it’d be nice if Roy’s could hold at .915.
He can worry about .923 in a couple of years when he’s marching the team into the second season. Right?
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