Driedger stopped 28 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes. He came up with some big saves to help Florida earn a point, but Driedger had little chance on any of Carolina's tallies. The 26-year-old is 7-2-2 on the season with a 2.25 GAA and .926 save percentage as he continues to push his way into a timeshare with Sergei Bobrovsky.
Driedger is slated to be in goal against the Hurricanes at home Monday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports. Driedger watched from the bench for the club's previous two contests in favor of Sergei Bobrovsky, despite having posted a 4-1-0 record, 2.39 GAA and .919 save percentage in his previous five appearances. The Winnipeg native figures to continue seeing a consistent number of starts and likely has played his way into an even share of the workload moving forward.
Driedger turned aside 23 of 25 shots in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Stars. Dallas' final goal was scored into an empty net. The 26-year-old netminder didn't play badly, but he had no margin for error as the Panthers couldn't solve Anton Khudobin in the other crease. Driedger took only his second regulation loss of the season, and his 2.18 GAA and .928 save percentage through 10 appearances remain outstanding.
Driedger will defend the cage at home against Dallas on Wednesday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports. Driedger will be starting his fifth game in the Panthers' last six contests on the back of a four-game winning streak. During his recent run of form, the 26-year-old netminder is sporting a 2.48 GAA and .919 save percentage. With an upcoming back-to-back, coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Sergei Bobrovsky was "very likely" to start versus Dallas on Thursday, though the fact that he wouldn't commit to using Bob is telling.
Driedger turned aside 24 shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Stars. He wasn't tested anywhere near as much as Anton Khudobin (49 saves) was in the other crease, but Driedger still played well enough to record his fourth straight win. On the season, the 26-year-old netminder is 7-1-1 with a sparkling 2.20 GAA and .929 save percentage as he continues to put pressure on Sergei Bobrovsky for the No. 1 job in Florida.
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