Both Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner had outstanding numbers last season. Anderson's had him in the Vezina conversation (an ankle injury cost him enough games to win in the minds of voters) while Lehner's would have been in the top 10 had he gotten enough starts for the stats to count officially. But both goaltenders were caught in the web of the bane of amateur statisticians everywhere: Small sample size. Anderson started 24 games; Lehner just 12. Across longer stretches of play, both goalies have decidedly less stellar statistics. So... everyone expects the joy of amateur statisticians everywhere: Regression to the mean. Based on those expectations, we wondered who the better goalie might actually be this season.
Who will have a better save percentage over 18 games, choosing best possible performances: Robin Lehner or Craig Anderson? (Double bonus: Name the save percentage for each--remember, we'll be taking their 18 best games)