Gibson made 44 saves on 46 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings. The Kings threw a lot of rubber at Gibson, but the Pittsburgh native stood his ground just fine for the victory. Gibson ends the year at 26-22-8 with a 2.84 GAA and a .917 save percentage. It's the worst of his four seasons as the primary starter -- the Ducks began the year plagued by injuries before Gibson himself missed most of February -- so he'll be looking to bounce back in 2019-20.
Gibson will tend the home twine for Friday's game versus the Kings, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gibson has a .916 save percentage and 2.86 GAA this campaign, and those numbers have developed into a 25-22-8 record. The Kings have the 30th-ranked offense -- Anaheim has the worst -- with 2.40 goals per game, so Gibson stands a chance to end a frustrating season on a high note.
Gibson allowed one goal on 31 shots in a 5-1 victory against the Oilers on Saturday. While he hasn't always been tasked with stopping the most pucks lately, Gibson has won seven of his last eight games while posting a .925 save percentage. It's been a subpar season for Gibson overall, but that's mostly because the team has played so poorly in front of him. However, Gibson and his teammates are seemingly salvaging his numbers, as he is now 25-22-8 with a 2.86 GAA and .916 save percentage in 57 games.
Gibson will patrol the blue paint against host Edmonton on Saturday, Derek Van Diest of NHL.com reports. The Oilers naturally kick the scoring up a notch at home, as they're ranked 16th in that metric at 3.08 goals per game -- that's seven pegs higher than their scoring rate away from Rogers Place (2.63). Gibson will look to deny Edmonton's top-heavy lineup and lock down his third straight win, having already snuck past the Sharks and Cancuks in succession.
Gibson led his team out onto the ice Tuesday in Vancouver, so he'll scuff up the road crease for the contest. Gibson brings some nice momentum into this one, having won five times in his past six games. He's allowed two goals three times and three goals three times in that stretch, setting a nice baseline for what can be expected from him against a Canucks team that ranks 21st in home scoring at 2.89 goals per game.
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