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By the Numbers: Jets vs Flames (Part 3)

Dive into some of the goaltending stats heading into the Qualifying Round

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

The Qualifying Round series between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames features two NHL All-Stars in Connor Hellebuyck and David Rittich.

This season, Hellebuyck earned his second career All-Star nod after attending the festivities in Tampa Bay in 2018. Coincidentally, Hellebuyck had six shutouts that season, an accomplishment he matched in the 2019-20 campaign as well.

Hellebuyck and Rittich, both 27-years-old, faced off in the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic as well, with Hellebuyck making 29 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory for the Jets. Rittich stopped 43 shots in the loss.

Here are more numbers comparing the goaltending of both teams:

164 - Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit was drafted by the Flames 164th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. Brossoit has a 0.895 save percentage in his second season in a Jets uniform.

3 - The Flames won three of four games going into the pause with goaltender Cam Talbot being between the pipes for all three victories.

1,796 - Hellebuyck faced 1,796 shots this season, the most in the NHL.

18 - Hellebuyck's 18th career shutout on Jan. 14 against the Vancouver Canucks made him the franchise leader in that category. He currently has 20 shutouts in his career so far.

10 - Both Hellebuyck and Rittich are in the NHL's top 10 for minutes played this season. Hellebuyck's 3268:33 are the second most behind Montreal's Carey Price. Rittich's 2791:58 are the ninth most.

2 - Two of Hellebuyck's league-leading six shutouts came on the road this season. Talbot also has two road shutouts in 2019-20.

412 - According to Natural Stat Trick, Hellebuyck faced the most high-danger shots against this season with 412. Rittich faced the 11th most, at 234.

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