Kuemper allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 6-3 victory against the Sharks on Wednesday. The 28-year-old can thank his offense for his fourth straight victory. While the final two goals were empty-netters, the Coyotes still outscored the Sharks, ending their seven-game winning streak. Posting solid numbers all season, Kuemper has been an underrated fantasy contributor. He is 9-11-3 with a .913 save percentage and 2.68 GAA in 2018-19.
Kuemper will start in goal Wednesday evening against the visiting Sharks, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports. Kuemper is seeking his third straight win, and he'll need every ounce of effort against a Sharks club that averages 3.39 goals per game on the road -- good for fifth in the league. Arizona's de facto No. 1 goaltender with Antti Raanta (lower body) on the shelf, Kuemper got the best of Team Teal in the last meeting (Dec. 23) between these teams in San Jose, turning away 35 of 38 shots in the process.
Kuemper allowed two goals on 25 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Oilers on Saturday. The 28-year-old has now won three straight and owns a .941 save percentage in his last four contests. Kuemper still has more work to do in order to reach the .500 mark, but he's obviously headed in the right direction. He is 8-11-3 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.66 GAA this season.
Kuemper will patrol the crease Saturday in a road game against the Oilers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports. Kuemper's settled into a groove, taking care of the Rangers in shutout fashion and then sneaking past host Vancouver in succession. The Canadian backstop has permitted more than three goals in a game just once since Dec. 11, when Kuemper became the de facto No. 1 goalie in Arizona following reports that Antti Raanta (lower body) could be lost for the season. Kuemper will look to stay dialed in against an Oilers team that ranks 23rd in the league offensively.
Kuemper stopped 33 of 36 shots Thursday, earning a 4-3 overtime win over Vancouver. Kuemper wasn't as dominant as he was in prior starts against the Rangers and Devils, but the 28-year-old netminder still turned out to be pretty solid given a heavier workload in the latest win. However, tread carefully if you own Kuemper since the Coyotes will face the Oilers and Flames for a back-to-back set this weekend; those clubs have plenty of firepower between the likes of Connor McDavid and Johnny Gaudreau.
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