Hellebuyck stopped 15 of 18 shots in a 4-0 loss to Vancouver on Monday. The Canucks jumped on Hellebuyck with two goals in 16 seconds midway through the first period, then added another later in the period to essentially put the game out of reach for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck's 15 saves represented a season low for the 27-year-old, who saw his brief three-game winning streak come to an end. Look for him to get the night off in Tuesday's rematch before returning to the net later in the week against Montreal.
Hellebuyck will tend the twine for Monday's matchup with Vancouver, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports. Hellebuyck is riding a three-game winning streak that features a 2.32 GAA and .927 save percentage. The 27-year-old netminder has racked up 10 wins in 16 appearances and should be on pace to reach the 30-win mark for the fourth straight year, which would put him in the mix for the Vezina Trophy once again.
Hellebuyck turned aside 40 of 41 shots in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens. Hellebuyck was peppered with pucks throughout the game, but he put in one of his best performances of the season. In overtime, Paul Stastny scored to make Hellebuyck's effort worth it. The 27-year-old goalie improved to 10-5-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 16 games. He'll have a day off before the Jets host the Canucks in a back-to-back Monday and Tuesday.
Hellebuyck will defend the home goal in Saturday's game versus the Canadiens, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports. Hellebuyck has given up three or more goals in four straight starts, however, he recorded an .892 save percentage and a 3-1-0 record in that stretch. Strong offensive support has been vital to Hellebuyck's fantasy upside. He may need it once again, as the Canadiens rank seventh in the league with 3.37 goals per game.
Hellebuyck gave up three goals on 21 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Canadiens. Hellebuyck wasn't at his best Thursday, but the Jets' offense made sure that wasn't a problem. Somewhat strangely, Hellebuyck has given up three or more goals in each of his last four outings. The 27-year-old improved to 9-5-1 with a 2.66 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 15 games this year. Fantasy managers have little option but to ride out Hellebuyck's struggles -- his heavy workload makes him a valuable player to roster. Another game versus the Canadiens is on tap for Saturday.
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