Francouz stopped 25 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime after replacing Darcy Kuemper (head) midway through the second period and then turned aside all three shootout attempts he faced in Monday's 4-3 win over the Wild. The victory in relief extended Francouz's personal win streak to four games, all of which have come since the calendar flipped to January. His 2.94 GAA and .902 save percentage on the season aren't great, but if Kuemper is forced to miss time with his injury, Francouz will need to step up as Colorado's No. 1 netminder.
Francouz stopped 23 of 26 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes. Francouz wasn't at his best Friday, but he was able to lock it down after allowing a goal to Shayne Gostisbehere early in the third period. The 31-year-old Francouz went on to stop all three of the Coyotes' shootout attempts, and he earned the win after a Nazem Kadri tally. With wins in his last three outings, Francouz is getting results despite mediocre goaltending overall. He'll watch Saturday's rematch with the Coyotes from the bench, as Darcy Kuemper is set to get the start in the second half of the back-to-back against his old team.
Francouz will be in net Friday versus Arizona, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Francouz will look for a third straight win after allowing four total goals in his previous two starts. The 31-year-old backup has an .899 save percentage through three games this season.
Francouz allowed three goals on 26 shots in Monday's 4-3 win over the Kraken. Francouz and the Avalanche were down 3-1 at one point in the second period, but they rallied thanks to the Czech netminder's solid play in the third period. The 31-year-old has won his last two appearances after backstopping the Avalanche's comeback win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Francouz will see a backup's workload going forward, and he'll likely be back on the bench Tuesday against the Predators.
Francouz will defend the blue paint against the Kraken on Monday. Francouz took home a win against Toronto while allowing one goal on 19 shots in a relief appearance Jan. 8. Seattle has averaged 28.12 shots on goal per game this season. Monday will be the 31-year-old's second home appearance of 2021-22.
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