McElhinney allowed six goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. This was McElhinney's worst outing of the season, as it was the only time he allowed six goals in a game. McElhinney has been splitting starts with Petr Mrazek lately, but Mrazek hasn't been playing well, either. Therefore, this brutal start may not hurt McElhinney's crease time for the time being.
McElhinney will guard the goal in Tuesday's road game against the Rangers, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports. McElhinney has been on a roll recently, picking up four consecutive victories while posting a rock-solid 2.25 GAA and .919 save percentage over that span. The 35-year-old netminder will look to stay sharp and secure his 12th win of the season in a favorable road matchup with a sub-par Rangers offense that's averaging 2.91 goals per game at home this campaign, 26th in the NHL.
McElhinney turned aside 30 of 33 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. It's the veteran goalie's fourth straight win, and it gives him 12 on the season, tying his previous career high. McElhinney has pushed his way into a timeshare with Petr Mrazek since just before Christmas, posting a 2.18 GAA and .924 save percentage over his last six starts, and while he's never demonstrated that he can handle a significant role over the long haul, McElhinney may finally be about to get a chance to do just that at age 35.
McElhinney will be the starter for Friday's home game versus Buffalo, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports. The 35-year-old will be going for his fourth consecutive win Friday, facing a Sabres team that's lost four of its last six games. Alternatively, the Hurricanes have won five of their last six, but are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Lightning in their most recent outing. Historically, this matchup has yielded mixed results for McElhinney, who, for his career, owns a 2-3-0 record against Buffalo.
McElhinney turned aside 28 of 31 shots in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. The Hurricanes have lost to the Islanders three times this year without McElhinney in net, so it appears he shifted their fortunes in this outing. The veteran backstop has now strung together three consecutive wins to continue outstanding campaign with a .922 save percentage and 10-5-1 record.
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