Stalock made 18 saves in a 2-0 loss to the Flames on Thursday. The Minnesota native wasn't able to win this milestone start and will see his record fall to 5-3-0 with a 2.41 GAA and .911 save percentage. Stalock was solid Thursday night, but his teammates weren't able to solve Mike Smith down the other end of the ice, ultimately resulting in the 31-year-old taking the loss. With no more back-to-backs the rest of December, it could be a while before we see Stalock back between the pipes.
Stalock will field shots from the Flames as a road starter Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports. Stalock will draw his first start since taking down a high-powered Jets team Nov. 23. It wouldn't be a total surprise if most fantasy owners end up fading Stalock after seeing the Flames drop nine goals on the Blue Jackets in Tuesday's affair, but just know that Minnesota's primary backup goalie owns a respectable 5-2-0 record, 2.45 GAA and .913 save percentage through six starts and seven total games this season.
Stalock stopped 26 of 28 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Jets. Stalock didn't get much help through the first two periods, but the Wild offense finally got rolling with four unanswered goals in the third to give Stalock his fifth win of the season. He's been excellent in November in his rare appearances, posting a .935 save percentage, but the 31-year-old remains firmly behind Devan Dubnyk (illness) on Minnesota's depth chart.
Stalock will seek to ground the Jets at home Friday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Stalock will make his seventh appearance in goal this season, having posted a 4-2-0 record and .910 save percentage over his last six contests. The netminder is filing in for Devan Dubnyk (illness) for the time being, but he will otherwise spend the bulk of the season watching from the bench.
Stalock made one save in relief of Devan Dubnyk, replacing Minnesota's starter midway through the third period of Wednesday night's 6-4 win over Ottawa. Because the game's deciding goal came after Stalock took over for Dubnyk, the Wild backup winds up walking away from Wednesday night's contest with the win despite having to make just one save. With the cheap W, Stalock moves to 4-2-0 on the season with a 2.54 GAA and .910 save percentage.
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