Demko turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday. Edmonton was simply playing out the string as a tune-up for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but full credit to Demko nonetheless for keeping the Oilers' big guns in check. The 25-year-old sports a 15-18-1 record to go with a 2.87 GAA and .914 save percentage. He has a chance to take his game to another level in 2021-22 with an improved situation around him and will likely be among the first 15-20 goalies taken in fantasy drafts, but Demko's focus for now will remain on the Canucks' final three games, even with Vancouver having been eliminated from playoff contention.
Demko will start Saturday's game in Edmonton. While some of the league is starting the postseason, Demko and the Canucks are playing out the string on an unsuccessful regular season that was derailed by a COVID-19 outbreak in late March and much of April. The Canucks have looked like a team that just want to get their season over with, dropping nine of their last 11 games, so Demko will be tough to trust against the top-heavy Oilers offense.
Demko allowed four goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Flames. Demko has allowed four or more tallies in five of his last seven games. The 25-year-old netminder dropped to 14-18-1 with a 2.93 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 33 contests overall. He's fading of late, likely due to the Canucks' compressed schedule to finish the season. With a pair of back-to-backs left on the schedule, Demko and Braden Holtby figure to each get two more starts this year.
Demko will patrol the crease during Thursday's road game versus the Flames. Demko was fantastic in his last start Monday against Winnipeg, stopping 39 of 40 shots en route to a 3-1 win. He'll attempt to secure his 15th victory of the season in a road matchup with a Calgary club that's averaging 3.12 goals per game at home this campaign, 14th in the NHL.
Demko turned away 39 of 40 shots Monday in a 3-1 win over the Jets. That was the best performance in quite some time for Demko, who entered the night having allowed three-plus goals in each of his previous five starts. Kyle Connor's one-timer on the doorstep midway through the first period was the only sniff of offense for the Jets, as Demko picked up just his second regulation victory since mid-March. The 25-year-old improved to 14-17-1 on the year with a 2.89 GAA and .914 save percentage. He isn't likely to be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's rematch.
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