Grubauer surrendered five goals on 26 shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Sharks. The sixth goal was an empty-netter. The Avalanche spotted Grubauer a two-goal lead early in the second period, and usually that would be enough. The Sharks changed that narrative Monday, sending Grubauer to one of his ugliest losses of the year. The German netminder is possibly showing signs of being overworked, as he is 1-3-0 with 15 goals allowed in his last four outings. He's at 10-6-0 with a 2.20 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 16 outings overall. The Avalanche play the Sharks again Wednesday, but it's unknown if Grubauer will get a chance to redeem himself.
Grubauer will defend the road net in Monday's game versus the Sharks, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports. Grubauer will make his 16th start of the season. The 29-year-old continues to be dominant in the blue paint, as he's recorded a .923 save percentage and a 2.01 GAA thus far, translating into a 10-5-0 record. The Sharks' main weakness is their defense, but their offense -- 2.72 goals per game -- is a major detriment, too.
Grubauer allowed two goals on 25 shots in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes. It was a close game through the first two periods, but the Avalanche popped in four goals in the third to make Grubauer's job easier. The German netminder improved to 10-5-0 with a 2.01 GAA and a .923 save percentage in 15 outings. The Avalanche's road trip continues Monday in San Jose, and there's a good chance Grubauer gets the starting nod in that contest. He's beaten the Sharks twice already this year, allowing just three goals on 48 shots in those two games.
Grubauer will start Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Grubauer had his first rest of the season Friday, when Hunter Miska backstopped the Avalanche's 3-2 win over the 'Yotes. Grubauer has been stellar for Colorado but had allowed eight goals with an .846 save percentage over the previous two games. It was getting to the point where head coach Jared Bednar needed to get him rest.
Grubauer surrendered five goals on 24 shots in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Wild. The sixth goal was an empty-netter. It was a rare poor outing from Grubauer, who had just allowed only eight goals in four games to the Golden Knights. The German netminder fell to 9-5-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .923 save percentage in 14 appearances. He's carried a heavy workload this season, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. A pair of games Friday and Saturday in Arizona are next on the Avalanche's schedule, and it's a good bet Grubauer will start at least one of them.
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