Grubauer gave up three goals on 21 shots in Saturday's loss to the Kings. It wasn't a great night for Grubauer, who was burned for four goals in his last start in late February. Aside from his two most recent starts, Grubauer has been a very reliable backup this season, posting a .925 save percentage. Braden Holtby is the clear-cut starter in Washington, but Grubauer is a very talented netminder worth using when he gets the nod.
Grubauer will make the start in Saturday's road game against the Kings, head coach Barry Trotz confirmed, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. There isn't much of a drop-off from starter Braden Holtby (1.97 GAA, .928 save percentage) and Grubauer (2.04 GAA, .928 save percentage). In fact, Grubauer could very well serve as the No. 1 goaltender in many other NHL cities. He is a fantasy stud in leagues allowing daily transactions and a good DFS play when he draws the start.
Grubauer made 21 saves in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Saturday. He allowed four goals. It was Grubauer's first average start since November. He remains a solid handcuff for Braden Holtby and stands on his own in daily formats.
Grubauer will start Saturday in Nashville. After Braden Holtby got the start Friday against the Oilers, Grubauer will get his shot against the Predators. Being a backup to a Vezina winner, the 25-year-old doesn't get many starts, but when he does, he makes them count. Over his eight starts in 2017, Grubauer has a 4-3-1 record, complemented by an impressive .931 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA. It should be a tough matchup against a playoff-hungry Predators team, but Grubauer appears up to the challenge.
Grubauer is likely to get the start Saturday against the Predators, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. The German netminder is likely to backstop the Capitals in the second half of a back-to-back set with Braden Holtby getting the call Friday against the Oilers. Grubauer would face a stiff test against the Predators, but has been one of the league's better backups with a 1.98 GAA and .932 save percentage in 16 games.
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