Bernier saved 39 of 40 shots during Monday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Standing tall against the defending champs obviously checks this out as one of Bernier's best showings of the season, and it was especially encouraging after Dallas ran him from the crease in his previous start. Still, with a .900 save percentage and 3.05 GAA for the campaign, it's difficult for fantasy owners to start Bernier confidently.
Bernier will tend the twine in Monday's matchup with Pittsburgh, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Bernier has struggled in his most recent appearances, as he registered a 0-2-1 record with a .859 save percentage. Through 11 outings, the netminder has posted his second worst GAA (3.24) behind only that of his limited four-game 2007-08 campaign. If his teammate can't stay out of the Sin Bin, it could be a long night for the Quebec native, as Pittsburgh is sporting a 26.95 power-play percentage -- second highest in the league.
Bernier was pulled after allowing four goals on just nine shots in a 7-2 loss to Dallas on Sunday.
Bernier was given the heave-ho 7:52 into the second period after Greg Pateryn fired home Dallas' fourth consecutive even-strength goal. After Sunday's implosion, the first-year Av now owns a 4-6-0 record to go with a 2.67 GAA and .914 save percentage -- numbers that are surprisingly better than Semyon Varlamov's 3.06 and .905 marks.
Bernier will tend the twine in Sunday's matchup against the Stars, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Bernier steps into the crease in place of Semyon Varlamov, who's being rested after having played in the 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Friday. While Bernier has struggled in 2017-18 -- going 4-5-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .901 save percentage -- Sunday could make for a favorable matchup, as the Stars went to a shootout in their win over Chicago just the day prior.
Bernier turned away 25 of 28 shots in Saturday's loss to the Flames.
Bernier was outdueled by David Rittich, who picked up his first victory of the season. Starter Semyon Varlamov (illness) has missed the last four games, so Bernier has been forced to step up. The results have been mediocre, as Bernier looked great in his two most recent starts, but struggled Saturday and didn't look too hot against the Red Wings last weekend. With a lackluster .901 save percentage, there are certainly better options to fill the void while Varlamov remains out.