Juuse Saros: How the NHL’s Smallest Goalie Plays Bigger Than Everyone Else

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What if I told you the goalie who had the highest rate of shots hit him square in the chest was also the goalie with the smallest target?

It seems strange, doesn’t it?

Intuitively, you might think a bigger goalie, who takes up more of the net would get hit in the chest most often. However, this season that honor went to the smallest goalie in the league, Juuse Saros of the Nashville Predators who is generously listed at 5’11, 180 pounds.

What does this mean and why does it matter?

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