Stolarz turned away 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Stolarz, who snapped his brief two-game losing skid, also went a perfect 3-for-3 in the shootout, denying David Perron, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly, a trio that has combined for 52 goals this season. The 27-year-old Stolarz has bounced from Philadelphia to Edmonton to Anaheim since entering the NHL in 2016-17 despite a perfectly respectable .913 career save percentage in 33 appearances.
Stolarz will patrol the crease for Wednesday's road clash with St. Louis, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. The 27-year-old will return to the crease for his first start since Apr. 26, where he stopped 21 of 23 shots in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles. Stolarz has appeared in just seven games this season, going 3-3-0 along with a 2.26 GAA and .926 save percentage over that span. It'll be a tough matchup with Blues offense clicking as of late, as they've averaged 3.80 goals per game in their last five contests.
Stolarz gave up two goals on 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. The last two goals were empty-netters. Stolarz made some improvements compared to his last meeting with the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn a better result. The 27-year-old goalie dropped to 3-3-0 with a 2.25 GAA and a .926 save percentage through seven appearances. Stolarz has mainly split goaltending duties with John Gibson over the last two weeks, but it's yet to be announced which netminder will draw the start Wednesday versus the Kings.
Stolarz will patrol the crease for Monday's game in Los Angeles. Stolarz has been impressive during a small sample size this month. He's 2-2-0 with a .929 save percentage and 2.26 GAA in April. However, the 27-year-old did allow four goals on 22 shots against the Kings in his last appearance. Stolarz will look for revenge against a Los Angeles team that's averaging just 2.18 goals per game this month.
Stolarz allowed four goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. Stolarz had no answer for the line of Carl Grundstrom, Blake Lizotte and Andreas Athanasiou, who scored three of the four goals against him. Anze Kopitar also struck on a breakaway. Stolarz fell to 3-2-0 with 13 goals allowed on 181 shots -- a .928 save percentage through six outings. The 27-year-old has earned a share of the starting role from John Gibson, though Stolarz is typically scratched and Ryan Miller serves as backup when Gibson gets the nod.
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