Zatkoff turned away 33 pucks in a 4-0 loss to the Devils. He got no help from his teammates and in fact, the Pens hardly tested Cory Schneider on the night. It was Zatkoff's first loss of the season. He won't get a lot of starts this season behind Marc-Andre Fleury, so don't expect him to bolster your netminding. At least, not right now -- he may see more starts later in the season if the Pens start to protect Fleury as they approach the postseason.
Zatkoff will start Saturday against the Devils. Marc-Andre Fleury has terrible career numbers in New Jersey, so this move makes sense. Zatkoff is 2-0 with a 1.96 GAA in 2015-16, but the Pens typically have trouble winning in Newark.
Zatkoff will likely be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Devils, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports. Marc-Andre Fleury got the start in net Friday against Columbus, allowing two goals on 28 shots en route to a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. Friday marked Fleury's third straight start in net, so the Penguins will likely roll with Zatkoff on Saturday to give Fleury an opportunity to recuperate on the bench. Zatkoff has been fantastic in limited action this season, posting a 2-0-0 record with a 1.97 GAA and .952 save percentage in three appearances.
Zatkoff will be in between the pipes for Friday's tilt with Edmonton, Pens Inside Scoop reports. Zatkoff will make just his second start of the season, providing a well-deserved rest for starter Marc-Andre Fleury. After a slow start to the campaign, the Penguins have scored 3.5 goals per game over their last four contests. As their scoring improves, the Pens will have to rely less and less on their goaltenders, putting Zatkoff in a position to succeed against a young Edmonton team.
Zatkoff will be the starter in goal Thursday night against the Sabres, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Penguins' starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will get the night off after leading the Penguins to the win over the Capitals Wednesday night, giving Zatkoff his first opportunity to start this season. He only appeared in one contest for Pittsburgh last season, but played in 20 in the 2013-2014 season, compiling a respectable .913 save percentage and 2.58 GAA. Tonight should be a favorable matchup for Zatkoff and the Penguins as they've won their last two games and they are hosting a Sabres team that has played poorly in the early going, posting a 3-6 record.
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