Gibson signed an eight-year contract extension with the Ducks on Saturday. According to CapFriendly, the deal is worth $51.2 million. Gibson recorded a career-high 31 wins over 60 games last season to complement a robust .926 save percentage and four shutouts. The American backstop will nearly triple his annual salary compared to the terms of his last contract, though the new deal won't kick in until 2019-20. He's ranked only a small step below the elite crop of NHL goaltenders in most fantasy setups.
Gibson allowed two goals on 24 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Sharks on Wednesday. Just like that, Gibson's postseason is over after the Sharks got to him for 13 goals in four games -- all of which were losses. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old had arguably his best season in the NHL to date, posting a career-high 31 wins and solid .926 save percentage, so he should make for a desirable fantasy play again next fall.
Gibson will defend the net during Wednesday's Game 4 against the Sharks, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gibson was chased from Game 3 after surrendering five goals on 24 shots and will need to step up his game for the Ducks to have any dreams of taking the series back home for a Game 5 after falling into a 3-0 hole. The 24-year-old netminder isn't unaccustomed to postseason success, posting a 9-5 record with a 2.59 GAA and a .918 save percentage in the 2016-17 playoffs, so it may not be too late for he and the Ducks to dig themselves out.
Gibson made 19 saves against 24 shots Monday before being chased after two periods of an 8-1 loss to San Jose in Game 3. This didn't go anywhere near according to plan for Anaheim. Gibson had been acceptable in the first two games at home, but going on the road proved a different story on Monday. Neither Gibson nor Ryan Miller was effective in this game, and if Gibson can't bounce back quickly, he'll find himself done for the season by the end of the week.
Gibson will defend the cage for Monday's Game 3 in San Jose, NHL.com reports. Despite the fact that the Ducks face a 2-0 hole in the series, Gibson hasn't necessarily been bad, posting a 3.04 GAA and .913 save percentage over the two games. After scoring a total of two goals in the series, Anaheim's offense will likely put together an energetic, desperate performance in Game 3. While Gibson will be hoping for some scoring support, he'll be facing shots from a Sharks team that posted an impressive 25-13-3 record while scoring 3.29 goals per contest at home this season.
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