Much has been said about the goal tending round here lately. Especially the topic of fair play. Is Bernier being favourited? Is Reimer being scorned? Who Shot Mr Burns?
Well I did this to help us look into it. First the raw data used, a game by game history of who started, the ending SV% and if they won or lost. Feel free to dig through yourself
Game 1 - Oct 1st - Reimer - .919 - W
Game 2 -Oct 2nd - Bernier - .969 - W
Game 3 -Oct 3rd - Reimer start .810 P Bernier R 1.00
Game 4- Oct 8th- Bernier .939 L
Game 5- Oct 10th- Bernier 1.00 W
Game 6- Oct 12th- Bernier 839 W
Game 7- Oct 15th- Reimer 973 W
Game 8- Oct 17th- Reimer 1.00 Hurt Bernier 919 L
Game 9- Oct 19th- Bernier 925 L
Game 10-Oct 22nd- Bernier 920 W
Game 11- Oct 25th- Bernier 886 L
Game 12- Oct 26th- Reimer 974 W
Game 13- Oct 29th- Reimer 1.00 W
Game 14- Oct 30th- Bernier .953 W
Game 15- Nov 2nd- Reimer 915 L
Game 16- Nov 8th- Bernier 971 W
Game 17-Nov 9th- Reimer 939 L
Game 18- Nov 13th- Bernier 971 L
Game 19-Nov 15th- Bernier 923 L
Game 20-Nov 16th- Reimer 943 W
Game 21-Nov 21st- Bernier 857 L
Game 22-Nov 23rd- Reimer 980 W
Game 23-Nov 25th- Reimer 714 P Bernier 1.000 (1 shot) L
Game 24- Nov 27th-Bernier 896 L
Game 25- Nov 29th- Reimer 897 L
Game 26- Nov 30th-Bernier 896 L
Game 27-Dec 3rd- Reimer 925 W
Game 28-Dec 5th- Bernier 960 W
Game 29-Dec 7th- Riemer 940 W
Game 30-Dec 8th Bernier 895 L
Game 31-Dec 11th Bernier 870 L
Game 32-Dec 12th Reimer 800 P Bernier 900 L
Game 33-Dec 14th Bernier 893 W
Game 34-Dec 16th Bernier 933 L
Game 35-Dec 17th Reimer 870 L
Game 36-Dec 19th Reimer 971 W
Game 37-Dec 21st Reimer 750 P Bernier 962 W
Game 38-Dec 23rd Bernier 977 L
Game 39-Dec 27th Bernier 914 W
Game 40-Dec 29th Bernier 953 W
Game 41-Jan 1st Bernier 953 W
Game 42- Jan 4th Reimer 899 P Bernier 844 L
Game 43- Jan 7th Bernier 833 L
Game 44- Jan 9th Reimer 833 L
Game 45- Jan 10th Bernier 914 L
Game 46- Jan 12th Bernier 947 W
Game 47- Jan 14th Bernier 927 L
Game 48- Jan 15th Reimer 900 W
Game 49-Jan 18th Bernier 909 W
Game 50- Jan 20th Bernier 951 W
Game 51- Jan 21st Reimer 946 W
Game 52- Jan 23rd Reimer 733 P Bernier 769 L
Game 53- Jan 25th Reimer 789 P Bernier 923 L
Game 54- Jan 28th Bernier 952 W
Game 55- Jan 30 Bernier 921 W
Game 56- Feb 1st Bernier 885 L
Game 57- Feb 4th Bernier 936 W
Game 58- Feb 6th Bernier 971 W
Game 59- Feb 8th Bernier 970 W
Game 60- Feb 27th Bernier 857 L
Game 61- March 1st Bernier 867 L
So lets put that into some more easily digestible numbers,
Johnathan Bernier has had 37 starts to James Reimer's 24, for arguments sake, let's say a "good" game is one where a goalie posts a save percentage of 910 or greater.
13 of Bernier's starts have come after wins, 5 of Reimer's have. 9 of Bernier's starts have come after losing the previous game, 2 of Reimers have.
17 of Bernier's starts have come after playing a "good" game, 5 of Reimer's have.
5 of Bernier's games have come after playing a "bad" game, 2 of Reimer's have.
For the sake of more info, Bernier has played on the tail end of a back 4 times to Reimer's 7.
Now for starting games in a row. Reimer has started 2 games in a row three separate times and 3 games in a row twice.
Bernier has started 2 games in a row 4 times, 3 games in a row 3 times, 4 games in a row once and 8 games in a row once (split by the Olympic break)
Now for the big finish, which goalie has been given more games to "win back the net" after a bad game? Well Johnathan Bernier of course! By the arbitrary standard I have set he got 4 opportunities to Reimer's 2.
I have no conclusion, this was an exercise in basic data gathering. If you don't like the metrics or wish to make your own evaluations on said data, have at it.