Grubauer allowed three goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 7. Grubauer was never able to fully recover from a two-goal first period, and Sharks winger Joonas Donskoi's goal in the second frame sealed the Avalanche's fate. Grubauer gave up 18 goals in the series, good for a 2.60 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Grubauer will patrol the crease in Wednesday's Game 7 against the Sharks in San Jose, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports. Grubauer wasn't great in Game 6, allowing three goals on 22 shots, but he ultimately did enough to pick up his fourth home win of the playoffs, helping his team force a do-or-die Game 7. The German netminder will look to keep rolling and help guide his club to an appearance in the Western Conference finals against St. Louis by trying to secure his fourth road victory of this postseason Wednesday.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 22 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sharks in Game 6. Grubauer wasn't at his best, but a three-point night from J.T. Compher and an overtime winner by Gabriel Landeskog helped secure the series-tying result. Grubauer has allowed 15 goals in six contests in the series, and will likely start again in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday.
Grubauer will be between the pipes for Monday's Game 6 home clash with San Jose, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Through the first five games of this second-round series, Grubauer has faced an average of 32.2 shots, but maintained a .925 save percentage despite the high volume of rubber. The netminder has been dominate at home in the postseason, where he is 3-1 with a 1.69 GAA, and will no doubt be eager to utilize a home-ice advantage to force a Game 7 back in San Jose on Wednesday.
Grubauer allowed two goals on 39 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks in Game 5. He was under siege throughout the contest, and while Grubauer only allowed two goals to Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, that was all it took to saddle the German goaltender with the loss. Grubauer will have to be at his best for Monday's Game 6 as the Avalanche face elimination.
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