Korpisalo stopped 22 of 25 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Canadiens. Montreal's final goal came into an empty net. Korpisalo fell back to earth after winning three straight starts, and the 24-year-old backup to Sergei Bobrovsky now has a 2.95 GAA and .901 save percentage on the season despite a superficially impressive 9-3-2 record.
Korpisalo will start between the pipes in Friday's home game against Montreal, Blue Jackets reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Korpisalo has been fantastic recently, picking up three consecutive victories while posting a fantastic 1.62 GAA and .949 save percentage over that span. The Finnish netminder will look to stay sharp and secure his 10th win of the season in a home matchup with a hot Canadiens club that's won three consecutive contests.
Korpisalo allowed a single goal on 30 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils. Korpisalo improves his record to 9-2-2 with a 2.94 GAA and .902 save percentage. Considering where the Blue Jackets stand with Sergei Bobrovsky, Korpisalo could in line for more work moving forward. He has won his last four starts and could be tabbed to start Columbus' next game versus the Canadiens on Friday.
Korpisalo will start in goal Tuesday evening against the visiting Devils, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Korpisalo has already matched his win total (eight) from the 2017-18 campaign and he's halfway toward meeting the career-high mark he set as a rookie in 2015-16. His last start unarguably was his best of the year, as he set aside 32 of 33 shots in a win over the Capitals in D.C. on Saturday. Korpisalo will now take on a New Jersey team that's won six of the past 10 games but still sits four spots below the Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division standings.
Korpisalo turned aside 33 of 34 shots during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win against the Capitals. Korpisalo has allowed just four goals on 68 shots over his last two starts -- both victories -- as he has held down the fort in place of Sergei Bobrovsky after the latter was scratched from the lineup due to an off-ice controversy on Jan. 10. The incident appears to have been resolved, but Bobrovsky's future in Columbus has never been more in doubt than it is right now. As a result, the 24-year-old netminder's value as a handcuff could start to appreciate as the Trade Deadline draws nearer. Keep an eye on the workload for the third-round pick from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft for further clues, but fantasy owners won't be discouraged from adding Korpisalo just on speculation.
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