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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 37 12 4 2.54 .921 5
Post Season 10 4 0 2.57 .902 1

Top Darcy Kuemper News

  • Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Pens five-year deal

    Kuemper agreed to terms on a five-year, $26.25 million contract with Washington on Wednesday.

    After letting both Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek go, the Caps were in desperate need of a starting netminder and have found it in Stanley Cup champion Darcy Kuemper. The 32-year-old netminder went 37-12-4 with four shutouts and a .921 save percentage in 57 regular-season contests. Even having cemented himself as an NHL starter, Kuemper probably shouldn't be expected to play much more than 60 games next year, with Zach Fucale the most likely No. 2 option currently under contract for the Caps.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Locks down Game 6

    Kuemper stopped 22 of 23 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Kuemper allowed an early goal through his five-hole to Steven Stamkos, but he was lights-out after that. The Avalanche's defense helped out with a suffocating third period to help close out the series 4-2, earning the Stanley Cup. Kuemper finished the playoffs with 10-4 record, a 2.57 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 16 appearances. Having a championship on his resume will be a big boost for the 32-year-old, who is set for unrestricted free agency if the Avalanche can't sign him to a new deal before July 13.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Guarding cage in Game 6

    Kuemper will protect the road goal in Sunday's Game 6 versus the Lightning, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

    Kuemper couldn't close out the series on home ice Friday, yielding three goals on 29 shots. Head coach Jared Bednar will stick with his top goalie on the road in Game 6 -- Kuemper split the first two games of the series in Tampa, allowing seven goals on 61 shots in those contests. Barring injury or a particularly brutal performance, it appears the Avalanche are committed to rolling with the 32-year-old to the end.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Can't clinch series Friday

    Kuemper stopped 26 of 29 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 5.

    The first goal Kuemper gave up was a softie to Jan Rutta in the first period. He also allowed Nikita Kucherov (on the power play) and Ondrej Palat to score in the contest, which saw the Avalanche squander their first chance to secure the Stanley Cup. Kuemper's given up 13 goals across five contests in the Cup finals, and he'll likely get the nod in Sunday's Game 6 in Tampa.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: In goal again for Game 5

    Kuemper will guard the home goal in Friday's Game 5 versus the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kuemper has allowed 10 goals across the first four games of the Stanley Cup Finals. He was pulled in Game 3 but bounced back in Game 4 by stopping 37 of 39 shots in a 3-2 overtime win to send the Avalanche back to Denver one win away from the title. The 32-year-old will get the first crack at securing the Avalanche's first championship since 2001.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Bounces back in Game 4 win

    Kuemper stopped 37 of 39 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime victory over Tampa Bay.

    It looked like it could be another long night for Kuemper after letting up a goal to Anthony Cirelli just 36 seconds into the game. However, the 32-year-old netminder would allow just one goal in the remaining 59 minutes as the Avalanche took a 3-1 series lead with the overtime win. Kuemper should be back in goal Friday for Game 5 as the Avalanche return to Denver with a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Poised to start Wednesday

    Kuemper occupied the starter's crease at Wednesday's game-day skate and is expected to start Game 4 versus the Lightning, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Kuemper will be back between the pipes after getting the hook in Game 3. In that contest, the netminder gave up five goals on 22 shots (.773 save percentage). If he struggles again Wednesday, it could open the door for Pavel Francouz to get a look for the first time in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Pulled from Game 3 loss

    Kuemper allowed five goals on 22 shots before he was replaced by Pavel Francouz in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 3.

    Kuemper exited in the second period, and Francouz stopped nine of 10 shots after that point, though the shot totals suggest the Lightning eased up a bit. This was Kuemper's first loss since Game 5 versus the Blues in the second round, and it's particularly jarring after he posted a 16-save shutout in Game 2 against the Lightning. Head coach Jared Bednar has not named a starting goalie for Wednesday's Game 4, though Kuemper seems likely to get a chance to redeem himself.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Draws start Monday

    Kuemper will be stationed between the pipes in Tampa Bay for Game 3 on Monday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kuemper wasn't very busy in Game 2 but he stopped all 16 shots he faced in the blowout victory. The 32-year-old has saved 36 of 39 shots in two games this series to lead Colorado to a commanding 2-0 lead. He's sporting a 2.44 GAA and a .901 save percentage this postseason.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Posts shutout in Game 2

    Kuemper recorded a 17-save shutout in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Lightning in Game 2.

    Kuemper didn't have a lot to do, but he did it well as the Avalanche's pace and offense suffocated the Lightning in their own zone for much of the game. This was Kuemper's first shutout in these playoffs, and the second of his postseason career. The 32-year-old has won consecutive starts since returning from an upper-body injury, and he'll look to keep rolling in Tampa in Monday's Game 3.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Tending twine Saturday

    Kuemper will start Game 2 against the Lightning at home Saturday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kuemper coughed up three goals on 23 shots but still earned an overtime win in Game 1 on Wednesday. The 32-year-old netminder is 7-2 despite an .895 save percentage through 11 playoff games. His last loss game during the second round against the Blues.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Set to start Game 1

    Kuemper is expected to get the starting nod for Game 1 against the Lightning at home Wednesday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Kuemper watched from the sidelines for the team's last three games while dealing with an upper-body issue but appears poised to get back into the crease. So far this postseason, the 32-year-old netminder is 6-2 in 10 appearances with a 2.65 GAA. Given the offensive support around him, Kuemper won't have to be perfect in the Final, though he will be squaring off against two-time champion Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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  • Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Picks up overtime win

    Kuemper stopped 20 of 23 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Kuemper's only shaky moment came in the second period when the Lightning scored twice in a span of 48 seconds. Beyond that, it was a solid performance for the 32-year-old in his first start since May 31. He's gone 7-2 with a 2.68 GAA and an .895 save percentage through 11 playoff outings, but he should be penciled in as the starter for the rest of the finals, with Game 2 scheduled for Saturday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK
Age: 32
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left