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Ott, Pardy were among best friends of Sabres goalies; Hodgson, Myers were not

By John Vogl

Cody Hodgson saw goal lights flashing at both ends of the rink all season, as the story in Sunday's paper showed. He created goals with the best of them, and he gave them up with the worst.

Among his stats was a .895 save percentage for the Sabres' goaltenders when he skated five-on-five. That ranked last on the Sabres and 589th of the 689 players who appeared in at least 10 games, according to

Here are the goalies' save percentages for all the Sabres when they skated five-on-five. Keep in mind that fourth-line players typically skate against fourth-line players while the top guys skate against snipers. But that doesn't change the fact 589 out of 689 is not very good.

     1     MATT ELLIS C     1.000    
    2     LUKE ADAM LW     .966    
    3     JOHN SCOTT D    . 957    
    4     PATRICK KALETA RW     .949    
    5     STEVE OTT C     .949    
    6     JOCHEN HECHT LW     .948    
    7     CHAD RUHWEDEL D     .947    
    8     ADAM PARDY D     .945    
    9     VILLE LEINO LW     .944    
    10     KEVIN PORTER C     .944    
    11     BRIAN FLYNN C     .943    
    12     NATHAN GERBE C     .937    
    13     MIKE WEBER D     .934    
    14     ANDREJ SEKERA D     .928    
    15     CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF D .926    
    16     ALEXANDER SULZER D .926    
    17     MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO C     .924    
    18     MARK PYSYK D     .923    
    19     TYLER ENNIS C     .918    
    20     DREW STAFFORD RW     .911    
    21     TYLER MYERS D     .909    
    22     THOMAS VANEK LW     .901    
    23     MARCUS FOLIGNO LW     .899    
    24     CODY HODGSON C     .895    
    25     CODY MCCORMICK RW     .895    

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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