Gibson was pulled after allowing six goals on 31 shots in a 6-2 loss on the road to Pittsburgh -- his hometown -- on Monday. The pucks that got by him were spread out in this one, with three goals coming in the first period, one in the second and two in the third. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Gibson but also marks the third time in five games he's had a save percentage of .889 or lower, so he's been shaky of late to say the least. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old is now 12-8-2 with a .917 save percentage and 2.13 GAA on the season.
Gibson will tend the twine against the Penguins on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Gibson is riding a three-game winning streak, but will be challenged by a surging Pittsburgh team that leads the NHL in shots on goal per contest with 32.6. The netminder has struggled when facing the firing squad, as he's lost both of his outings in which he faced more than 30 shots. If his defenseman can clear out the crease, the 22-year-old has a chance to come away with his 13th win of the season on Monday.
Gibson picked up his third straight win by stopping 23 of 25 shots faced Thursday in Los Angeles. Gibson sports a 12-7-2 record despite his spectacular 1.92 GAA, as Anaheim's anemic offense has failed to provide him with adequate support for most of the season. The streaking Ducks have started to live up to lofty preseason expectations with a 12-3-1 record since the NHL's Christmas break, though, and the team's strong play should mean more wins to add to Gibson's stellar stat line moving forward.
Gibson made 24 saves in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Red Wings. It's Gibson's second straight win and his 11th of the season. He rebounded nicely after allowing a breakaway goal at the 1:10 mark of the first. Some of Anaheim's scorers are starting to wake up after a slow first half, so Gibson may finally be a decent activation. That is if he can get himself into the lead role in that quacking platoon with Frederik Andersen.
Gibson will start in net for Saturday's road game against the Red Wings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Gibson has made six appearances in January, posting a save percentage north of .900 in just half of those games. Anaheim's inconsistent offense makes it tricky to predict wins for Gibson, so that should be taken into account in select fantasy formats. He has one regulation win over the past five starts, but is 10-7-2 on the season.
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