Stalock gave up five goals on 31 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4. Every time the Wild took the lead, the Canucks had an answer. Stalock then gave up a goal on the first shot of overtime to end his season on a sour note. The five-goal outing Friday left Stalock with an .897 save percentage in the series. He started well with a shutout in Game 1, but the 33-year-old couldn't build off of that.
Stalock will play in goal in Friday's Game 4 versus the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Stalock has a 1-2 record with seven goals allowed on 85 shots in the three previous games in the series. He'll need to regain the form he had in a shutout in Game 1 if the Wild are to avoid elimination.
Stalock made 26 saves Thursday in a 3-0 loss to the Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. What a contrast. The Wild scored six goals in the first two games, but failed to give Stalock any wiggle room Thursday. The game sure wasn't on the twinetender -- Minny was 0-for-7 on the power play and are 0-for-13 with the man advantage over the series. Stalock will need to stand on his head Friday in Game 4 to keep his team inside the bubble. Vancouver leads 2-1.
Stalock will be between the pipes for Thursday's Game 3 clash with Minnesota, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Stalock gets the nod despite having given up four goals on 28 shots in a disappointing Game 2 performance. If the netminder struggles again Thursday, coach Dean Evason could hand the reins over to Devan Dubnyk in Game 4. Still, the 32-year-old Stalock served up a 28-save shutout performance in the first game of the series and will no doubt be hoping to recapture that form.
Stalock surrendered four goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Canucks in Game 2. Stalock was unable to repeat his Game 1 heroics, when he posted a 28-save shutout. Tanner Pearson got the Canucks on the board 24 seconds into the game, and the final score was thanks to a pair of late goals from Kevin Fiala to make it look close. With a great performance and a mediocre one through two games, it's unclear if Stalock will get the starting assignment for Thursday's Game 3.
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