There have been 151 goalies in NHL history to have played in a Game 7. Last night was Braden Holtby's eighth. Only three goalies in NHL history have played more -- Patrick Roy (13), Martin Brodeur (10), and Curtis Joseph (9). It was Holtby's fifth loss. Only Roy had more (7).
Of 20 goalies to play at least five Games 7 in their careers, only Henrik Lundqvist (1.11), Harry Lumley (1.81) and Martin Brodeur (1.87) have a better GAA than Holtby (1.95). Only Lundqvist (.961), Kirk McLean (.937), and Tim Thomas (.934) have a better SV than Holtby (.929).
It was Holtby’s third overtime Game 7. No goalie has had more (tied with four others). He is now one of 6 goalies in NHL history to lose two Games 7 in overtime, even with a 1.86 GAA and .938 SV in those three games. May there never be a third loss.