Statistics can often be telling. One important statistic when it comes to determining the likelihood of a team winning or not winning the NCAA men's ice hockey championship is save percentage.
With bigger equipment and more advanced teaching methods, the goaltending position has become an even more important position in the modern era. It’s driven up save percentage statistics.
It’s why four teams’ chances of winning the NCAA championship already seem to be doomed barring a significant turnaround in the play of their goaltending.
Since 2000, only won team has won the NCAA championship with its starting goaltender possessing a save percentage under .910. Minnesota won the 2003 NCAA Championship with Travis Weber posting a .902 save percentage.