Raanta allowed a pair of goals on 27 shots during Saturday's 5-2 win at home over the Sabres. With wins in back-to-back starts and four of his past five outings, Raanta is in a bit of a groove at the moment. The win over Buffalo improves his record to 14-13-3. Despite the return of Darcy Kuemper, Raanta's recent run of good form should be enough to earn him more action, so look for him to start at least one of Arizona's upcoming three games on the road.
Raanta will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus the Sabres, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Raanta has been razor sharp recently, posting a 3-1-0 record while maintaining an impressive 1.52 GAA and .958 save percentage through his last four appearances. The Finnish backstop will look to keep rolling in a favorable home matchup with a Buffalo team that's 10-17-4 on the road this year.
Raanta made 27 saves in a 7-3 win over the Lightning on Saturday. Raanta has rung up a 3-1 record in his last four games and he's only allowed six goals in that span. He's picked the right time to warm up, what with Darcy Kuemper's return right around the corner. The big Finn will remain valuable even after Kuemper's return. Roll him when his blades touch the blue paint.
Raanta will get the home start against the Lightning on Saturday, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Raanta has been spectacular over the past three games, allowing three total goals on a combined 112 shots -- a .973 save percentage. He's keeping the Coyotes afloat as they try to stay in the playoff picture, but Tampa Bay poses a tough contest, as it has won 11 of its last 12 games while averaging 3.4 goals per outing.
Raanta made a season-high 45 saves in Thursday's 1-0 loss to St. Louis. Raanta was terrific once again for the Coyotes, who rewarded him with zero offensive support. St. Louis' Ryan O'Reilly broke a scoreless tie with eight minutes left in regulation to hang Raanta with the 'L.' Arizona's de facto No. 1 netminder in the absence of Darcy Kuemper (lower body), Raanta is sporting an outstanding .949 save percentage during the month of February. Raanta and the Coyotes open a three-game homestand Saturday against Tampa Bay.
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