Calgary Flames

Breaking down Dan Vladar’s 12-game point streak and how it compares across the NHL

After taking down the Columbus Blue Jackets and spoiling Johnny Gaudreau’s return to the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames sat fifth in the Pacific Division and had the second wild card spot. Their team record was 23–16–9, good for 55 points and a .573 points percentage.

Vladar now a part of Flames history

Their win also marked Dan Vladar‘s 10th win of the season, where he himself had a personal record of 10–4–4. More impressively, his win put him in some nice company in the franchise, becoming the fifth goalie in Flames history to record a 12-game point streak.

From November 29 up to his latest game, Vladar hasn’t walked down the tunnel at game’s end without recording at least one point in the standings. In fact, his record in his last 12 is a stellar 9–0–3.

NHL goalie point streaks

This begs the question of just how impressive this streak is relative to all other NHL goalies this season. To answer it, I took a look at all goalies who have played at least 600 minutes i.e. a total of 12 games (yes, there may be some goalies with partial games but all goalies listed had at least 12 games played).

At the conclusion of all games played on January 23, here’s how all goalie point streaks looked in the NHL this season. A point streak for goalies in this case is defined as goalies being award the decision at game’s end. Streaks can span past games where a goalie made an appearance but wasn’t credited with neither the win nor loss. Some goalies including Vladar are currently building on these streaks, but as mentioned, these are the results as of January 23.

Without further ado, here’s a lengthy table of all 66 goalies who meet the criteria and their respective streaks. Flames goalies are in bold. Streak data from and all goalie ice time cutoffs from Streaks are denoted by W’s for wins and O’s for overtime losses.

GoalieTeamGPStreakPoint StreakPoints Earned
Pyotr KochetkovCAR19OWWWOWWWWW1018
Martin JonesSEA33WWOWWWWWWW1019
Darcy KuemperWSH31WWWOWWOOWW1017
Antti RaantaCAR16OWWWWWWWO916
Vitek VanecekNJD30WWWWWWWWW918
Matt MurrayTOR19WOWWWWOWW916
Jeremy SwaymanBOS19WWOOWWWW814
Igor ShesterkinNYR35WWWOOWWW814
Carter HartPHI34WWWWWOOW814
Jake OettingerDAL36WOWOWOW711
Pheonix CopleyLAK17WWWWWWW714
Juuse SarosNSH35WWWOWWW713
Jordan BinningtonSTL36OWWWOOW711
Brian ElliottTBL12WWWWWWW714
Ukko-Pekka LuukkonenBUF18WWWWWW612
Spencer KnightFLA19OWOOWW69
Filip GustavssonMIN19WWWWWW612
Marc-Andre FleuryMIN28WOWWWW611
Logan ThompsonVGK33WWWWWW612
Connor HellebuyckWPG36WWWWWW612
Karel VejmelkaARI34OWWWW59
Alexandar GeorgievCOL32WWOWW59
Ville HussoDET32OWWWW59
Jack CampbellEDM24WWWWW510
Jonathan QuickLAK26WOWWW59
Ilya SorokinNYI37WWWWW510
Semyon VarlamovNYI14WWWOW59
James ReimerSJS26OOWWW58
Ilya SamsonovTOR21WWWWW510
Adin HillVGK17WWWWW510
Charlie LindgrenWSH21WWWWW510
Craig AndersonBUF17WOWW47
Frederik AndersenCAR12WWWW48
Joonas KorpisaloCBJ20WOWW47
Jacob MarkstromCGY32WWWW48
Scott WedgewoodDAL16WOWO46
Sam MontembeaultMTL20WWOW47
Jaroslav HalakNYR12WWWW48
Cam TalbotOTT27WWWW48
Kaapo KahkonenSJS19OWOW46
Andrei VasilevskiyTBL33WWWW48
Spencer MartinVAN26OWWW47
John GibsonANA32OOW34
Alex StalockCHI14WWW36
Petr MrazekCHI19WWW36
Pavel FrancouzCOL13WWW36
Stuart SkinnerEDM27WWW36
Sergei BobrovskyFLA30WWO35
Mackenzie BlackwoodNJD13WWW36
Kevin LankinenNSH11OWW35
Anton ForsbergOTT23WWW36
Thomas GreissSTL14WWW36
David RittichWPG12WWW36
Anthony StolarzANA17WW24
Eric ComrieBUF12WW24
Daniil TarasovCBJ13WO23
Elvis MerzlikinsCBJ20WW24
Jake AllenMTL27WW24
Casey DeSmithPIT19WW24
Philipp GrubauerSEA16WW24
Connor IngramARI14W12
Arvid SoderblomCHI15W12
Thatcher DemkoVAN15W12

As seen above, Vladar has the third longest point streak this season. Only Linus Ullmark and Tristan Jarry have had longer streaks so far. The three of them make up the only three goalies with point streaks that have earned at least 20 standings points for their team.

Evidenced by the table, putting together point streaks as a goalie is quite difficult. A total of 43 goaltenders have point streaks of five games or fewer, and Jacob Markstrom is a part of said 43 with a season-long streak of just four games.

Of the remaining 23 goalies with streaks of at least six games, only six of them have reached double digits. It’s exceedingly difficult to put together these types of streaks as a regulation loss is all it takes to reset.

The Flames can be thankful that Vladar has earned points in so many of his starts.

On the other side, some goalies—despite playing in many games—have yet to see two consecutive games collecting points. The trio of Thatcher Demko, Arvid Soderblom, and Connor Ingram all have “streaks” of just one game, if you can even call that a streak. In other words, every time any of these goalies have won a game so far, their next performance resulted in a regulation loss. Not good.

Providing stability

Of course, streaks like these are fun with little prognostic power on how a team will fare now and in the future. In ways, it shows a goalie’s hot hand, and right now Vladar is hot, hot, hot.

It’s one of those stats that essentially zero goalies will pay attention to, but the reality of it is that the Flames have earned a whole lot of points every time they’ve opted to go with Vladar, and their place in the standings is definitely something everyone will hae an eye on.

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire

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