Originally written on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 6/3/12

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 31: Martin Biron #43 of the New York Islanders defends against the Buffalo Sabres on October 31, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Isles defeated the Sabres 5-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Time to wrap up this weekend's trilogy of 2011-12 New York Rangers report card posts with the breakdown of the goaltenders. If you missed the two prior posts in the series, you can read the grades on the forwards here and on the defensemen here. 

Players are graded solely on their performance during the regular season, so playoffs are not taken into account. Beginning next week I will be reviewing each player individually, which is when their playoff contributions will be analyzed.

(A = highest possible, D = lowest possible)

Martin Biron - B - Marty Biron got off to an incredible start to the season when backing up Henrik Lundqvist, but midway through began to fall off before things eventually unraveled into somewhat of a disaster. Biron finished the year with a 12-6-2 record, while posting a .904 save percentage and 2.46 GAA in the process. He did his part in that he gave Henrik Lundqvist the amount of rest throughout the regular season that was needed in order for Hank to be charged up down the stretch. And there's nothing wrong with a 12-6-2 record for a back-up goalie, either, but what brought Marty's grade down was the uneasiness sensed when he was in net in the second half of the season. He lost all confidence, was fighting the puck and simply could not be relied on. Remember the Chicago game at MSG? Yeeaaahh. 

It should be interesting to see how the Rangers approach the to-be unrestricted free agent over the summer. 

Henrik Lundqvist - A - Honestly, what is there to say about Henrik Lundqvist that has not been said already? In what I felt was his best campaign of his seven-year NHL career to this point, King Henrik was superhuman in net for the Rangers. He went 39-18-5 on the year with a .930 save percentage and 1.97 GAA, carried his team to first place in the Eastern Conference and likely will be handed the Vezina Trophy later this month as the League's top goalie in 2011-12. He was a monster in the postseason as well, somehow keeping his GAA under two and save percentage above .931. So his playoff stats were better than his regular season stats, which speaks to the benefit he had of getting more rest throughout the year. 

We can only pray for a repeat performance in 2012-13. 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brett Favre spoke to South Carolina football at practice

J.T. Barrett named Ohio State captain, not Cardale Jones

Kevin Sumlin tweets joke about Steve Sarkisian

Report: Redskins 'ready to move on' from Robert Griffin III, plan to start Kirk Cousins Week 1

Oregon starting QB added to roster two weeks ago

WATCH: Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson scores gorgeous goal

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Arkansas freshman C.J. O’Grady arrested, charged with DWI

Michael Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ uniform up for auction

Jameis Winston featured on a Publix banner

Rousey-Holm moved to UFC 193 Nov. 14 in Australia

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers in 2016

Rob Gronkowski’s younger brother, Glenn, trying to make NFL as fullback

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker