Oct 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) watches the puck during the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Goaltender Rankings November 8

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Sep 16, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) passes the puck during the second period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY SportsWe are now over a month into the season and it is safe to examine the NHL goaltending landscape so far. Tuukka Rask has been the best goalie of the season so far, however, this week he is just barely hanging onto his throne. Goalies such as Josh Harding, Henrik Lundqvist, and Roberto Luongo had a terrific week between the pipes and it was almost uncertain if Rask would keep on to the number 1 spot. Another compelling story is the Team Canada goaltender situation. Canadian goalies are making Steve Yzerman’s job even harder by their exceptional level of play. Luongo, Corey Crawford, and Carey Price are ranked 7, 8, and 9, respectively, and surprises like Harding and Ben Bishop are also in the top 10. Steve Mason, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Bernier, and Braden Holtby are also knocking on the door. While some goalies are playing above their standards, some are dissappointing; such as Jonathan Bernier and Cory Schneider, who are ranked numbers 16 and 26, respectively.

  1. Tuukka Rask, BOS (no change)
  2. Josh Harding, MIN (8)arrow
  3. Semyon Varlamov, COL (no change)
  4. Kari Lehtonen, DAL (7) arrow
  5. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (25) arrow
  6. Antti Niemi, SJ (2) arrow2
  7. Roberto Luongo, VAN (12) arrow
  8. Corey Crawford, CHI (9) arrow
  9. Carey Price, MTL (5) arrow2
  10. Ben Bishop, TB (14) arrow
  11. Steve Mason, PHI (10) arrow2
  12. Braden Holtby, WSH  (23) arrow
  13. Jaroslav Halak, STL (11) arrow2
  14. Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT (4) arrow2
  15. Jonathan Bernier, TOR (18) arrow
  16. Jonathan Quick, LA (13) arrow2
  17. Craig Anderson, OTT (6) arrow2
  18. Mike Smith, PHX (24) arrow
  19. Robin Lehner, OTT (30) arrow
  20. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, COL (no change)
  21. James Reimer, TOR (NR) arrow
  22. Jimmy Howard, DET (17) arrow2
  23. Ryan Miller, BUF (no change)
  24. Jonas Hiller, ANA (16) arrow2
  25. Sergei Bobrovsky, CLB (15) arrow2
  26. Evgeni Nabokov, NYI (21) arrow2
  27. Cory Schneider, VAN (20) arrow2
  28. Jacob Markstrom, FLA (NR) arrow
  29. Frederik Andersen, ANA (NR) arrow
  30. Justin Peters, CAR (NR) arrow

Off from Oct 25 list: Cam Ward* (26), Carter Hutton (27), Anton Khudobin* (28), Ondrej Pavelec (29)

Off from Oct 10 list: Pekka Rinne* (14), Michal Neuvirth (22), Jhonas Enroth (25), Karri Ramo (28), Jason LaBarbera (30)

*- injured

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