Zatkoff signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract with the Kings on Friday, reports TSN.ca. The career back-up toiled for the Pens last season, but saw his position usurped by Matt Murray. Now, Zatkoff takes his pads west to keep the blue paint cleared behind Jonathan Quick. Twenty games will be a lucky total for him in 2016-17.
Zatkoff made 25 saves Saturday in a 4-2, Game 2 loss to the Penguins. None of the goals were a problem (unlike his teammates who collapsed on top of him at times). Zatkoff had a solid game and will remain between the pipes until Marc-Andre Fleury heals up.
Zatkoff will be between the pipes in Saturday's Game 2 against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Zatkoff was great Wednesday's Game 1, his first career playoff start, stopping 35 of 37 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. The 28-year-old netminder will continue to shoulder the load in goal for the Penguins while Marc-Andre Fleury, who is evidently still hampered by the concussion he sustained in early April, remains sidelined. Zatkoff will make for a great value play in daily contests Saturday due to his bargain salary and semi-favorable matchup.
Zatkoff turned aside 35 of 37 shots in a 5-2 win over the Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday. Making just his second appearance since Feb. 20, Zatkoff was sharp when he needed to be in front of a rowdy Consol Energy Center. An unlikely starter, the 28-year-old got the call to open the playoffs in liey of regular starter Marc-Andre Fleury and backup Matt Murray, who are both believed to be dealing with concussion-related issues. It's still unclear as to when Fleury and Murray will return, so Zatkoff could be in line to start again in Game 2 on Saturday.
Zatkoff will be between the pipes in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Rangers, New York Daily News reports. Marc-Andre Fleury evidently still isn't feeling well enough to return to game action. Zatkoff will hope that the Penguins offense can carry him Wednesday, as he hasn't been great in limited action this season, compiling a 4-7-1 record with a 2.79 GAA and .917 save percentage in 14 appearances. He'll draw into a decent home matchup Wednesday with a Rangers club averaging 2.51 goals per game on the road this season, 15th in the NHL.
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