Gibson allowed three goals on 35 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. Yielding three goals wouldn't normally cause one to say a goaltender is snakebitten, but Gibson has been much of the season. The 25-year-old backstop owns a .926 save percentage, and yet, he's won just 11 games, going 11-9-4. He was again at least average Friday. Even in victories, Gibson's GAA has suffered because of the poor team in front of him. The 25-year-old should continue to be an asset in the save percentage department, but his team's other problems aren't going away anytime soon.
Gibson will start in goal against the visiting Hurricanes on Friday, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gibson has three wins in his last four starts, recording a .925 save percentage in each victory. He's a top fantasy option in Friday's four-game slate, as the Hurricanes lead the league with 38.8 shots on goal per game but rank 29th with just 2.44 goals per contest.
Gibson allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 4-2 victory against the Blackhawks on Wednesday. After yielding three goals in about 13 minutes in his last start, this was a nice bounce-back performance for the Pittsburgh native. Gibson has been asked to do a lot this season, and he's usually come through for owners. Even with just a 11-8-4 record, Gibson owns a .926 save percentage and 2.56 GAA. Owners should continue to expect save percentage to be Gibson's best category.
Gibson turned aside eight of 11 shots during Sunday's 6-5 comeback win over the Capitals. Gibson took the heat for a poor start by the Ducks and will fall to a 2.47 GAA and .929 save percentage on the season. The 25-year-old is still among the league's best netminders, and a bounce-back effort Wednesday against the struggling Blackhawks could be in the cards.
Gibson will tend the twine in Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. The Ducks are turning a page with five wins in their last six games after compiling the same total through the first 16 contests. Gibson's been a large part of the change with a .934 save percentage and 2.20 GAA in his last five starts. He'll face off against a team that's just as hot, since the Caps have won seven straight while averaging 4.3 goals per game during their streak. If Gibson keeps up the good work, this could turn into a defensive battle.
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