Ducks MVP John Gibson is a Candidate for All-Star Game

The Anaheim Ducks shared that without a doubt the MVP of the first half belongs to John Gibson who stolen victories from their opponents with his stellar goaltending. He will continue to be a STAR for the Ducks for the rest of the season and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Photo by Anaheim Ducks

Here is what the Ducks shared what the Ducks goaltender has as we head into the second half of the season and why he is a candidate for one of the players for the Ducks to send to the All-Star Game in San Jose.

As the Ducks begin the second half of the season tomorrow night (Game No. 42), Ducks goaltender John Gibson continues to lead the way. Anaheim (19-15-7) currently sits in a playoff spot (Wild Card No. 2) after 41 games, with potential Vezina/Hart Trophy candidate Gibson having his best season.

Some notes on Gibson’s performance to-date:

  • In the 16 one-goal games Gibson has played in, the Ducks have a point in all 16 (10-0-6). Gibson has a .940 save percentage in those games.
  • Gibson co-leads the NHL with 991 saves this season (Craig Anderson).
  • Gibson leads the NHL in third period SV%, stopping 291-of-306 shots (.951).
  • When protecting a third period lead (ahead after two periods), Gibson is 6-0-0 with a 1.91 GAA and .953 SV%.
  • He has made 192 saves with the Ducks shorthanded – 48 more than anyone else in the NHL (Anderson is second with 144).
  • Gibson leads the league in most games played when allowing two goals-or-less (19).
  • For his career, Gibson owns the highest career SV% in NHL history among goalies to appear in a minimum 150 career games since 1955-56 (when shots on goal became an official NHL stat). His .923 SV% tops Ken Dryden (.922), Dominik Hasek (.922) and Tuukka Rask (.922) on the exclusive list.
  • On January 2, Gibson was named to the 2019 NHL All Star Game, becoming first Anaheim goalie to be named twice.

Note: No goaltender playing in the Pacific Time Zone has ever won the Vezina Trophy. Seven goaltenders that won the Vezina have also won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. Dominik Hasek of Buffalo did so twice (1996-98).

 

Blog post coming up next… Ducks goalie John Gibson is selected for All-Star Game

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Resources:

Sources: Anaheim Ducks Player News- Ducks Daily and Twitter @AnaheimDucks

Sources are all by The Anaheim Ducks/ anaheimducks.com

Source: Anaheim Ducks- Ducks Goaltender Gibson Leads the Way as Second Half Begins

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