Hogberg stopped 41 of 45 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. The Swedish goalie was busy in goal Monday. Hogberg couldn't make a pair of one-goal leads stand, and ultimately lost when Emil Bemstrom tallied for the Blue Jackets in overtime. The 25-year-old dropped to 3-7-8 with a 3.10 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 21 appearances. Wins have already been hard to come by in Ottawa, and a group of skaters depleted by the trade deadline will likely keep Hogberg from success down the stretch.
Hogberg was the first goalie off the ice Monday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports, indicating he will be in goal on the road versus Columbus. Hogberg is back between the pipes after seeing action in just one of the Senators' previous four outings. The netminder will be without the club's leading scorer in Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who was shipped out to the Islanders on Monday. With even less offensive tools in tow, Hogberg will likely need to be at his absolute best to secure a win Monday.
Hogberg stopped 29 of 34 shots Thursday in a 5-1 loss to Winnipeg. Hogberg and the Senators were overpowered on home ice, yielding five unanswered goals, including a hat trick by Winnipeg center Mark Scheifele. The rookie has just one win in his last nine appearances, going 1-6-2 in that time, although he's actually played pretty well behind an Ottawa squad that's often overmatched. Hogberg will try to get back into the win column Saturday against Montreal.
Hogberg will tend the home goal for Thursday's game against Winnipeg, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports. Hogberg will enter the cage for the first time in three games, and he's deserved a better fate in his past five starts, going 1-3-1 along with a 2.86 GAA and .912 save percentage in that span. The Swede will face a decent matchup against a Jets offense that ranks 17th in the league in goals per game this year (2.98).
Hogberg was pulled in the middle of the second period Saturday after allowing three goals on 16 shots to Toronto. It was more of a mercy pull than anything else. Hogberg wasn't responsible for any of the goals the Leafs scored and it was more likely the coach wanted to save him for Sunday's date with Dallas. Hopefully you had him benched in daily formats -- his single-game 5.66 GAA and .813 save percentage are almost insurmountable anchors.
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