Hellebuyck will start in the blue paint at home Sunday against the Flyers, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Hellebuyck took a tough loss the last time out despite allowing just one goal on 27 shots to the Blues. He will face a tough task as he looks to get back in the win column Saturday against a Flyers club notching 3.25 goals per game on the road this season.
Hellebuyck stopped 26 of 27 shots in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Blues. The Jets simply couldn't solve Jake Allen at the other end of the ice, sticking Hellebuyck with his eighth regulation loss of the season despite a strong performance of his own. After a rough two-week stretch in which he posted a 4.01 GAA and .862 save percentage over six games, the 25-year-old seems to be turning things around, allowing a single goal in each of his last two starts.
Hellebuyck turned aside 27 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Islanders. That's three straight wins for the Michigan native. His 12 wins are nice but Hellebuyck's lackluster ratios (.904 save percentage, 2.97 GAA) have left much to be desired for owners through the first quarter of the season. Prior to Tuesday's gem, Hellebuyck had given up three goals or more in six straight starts, so owners will be hoping he can further improve his numbers during the Jets' upcoming four-game homestand.
Hellebuyck will guard the cage in Tuesday's road game against the Islanders, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports. Hellebuyck has struggled recently, maintaining a sub-par 3.94 GAA and .850 save percentage through his last three appearances, but he's managed to compile a 2-1-0 record over that span due to fantastic goal support from his teammates. The American netminder will look to keep rolling and pick up a third straight victory in a road matchup with a middling Islanders offense that's averaging 3.25 goals per game at home this campaign, 15th in the NHL.
Hellebuyck allowed three goals on 19 shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers. Hellebuyck did not have his best stuff Sunday, allowing three of New York's first 11 shots to evade him. However, he buttoned down the hatches in the final frame and prevented the Rangers from scoring, laying the foundation for Winnipeg's three-goal comeback and its eventual shootout victory. Since dropping three straight, Hellebuyck has won his last two starts. His record improves to 11-7-1 with a 3.07 GAA and a .902 save percentage.
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