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Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Yanked in opening period
Kuemper surrendered three goals on just five shots before he was pulled in the first period of Monday's 6-0 loss to the Coyotes.
It was a brutal night for Kuemper against his former team, as he surrendered three goals on the first five shots he faced before he was replaced by Charlie Lindgren midway through the opening period. The 33-year-old Kuemper falls to 5-6-2 with an .887 save percentage on the season. While he's playing poorly, he may be at risk of losing time to Lindgren.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting in Arizona
Kuemper will guard the road goal Monday against the Coyotes, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.
In his last outing, Kuemper made 32 saves on 35 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vegas. He has posted a 5-5-2 record this season with a 3.04 GAA and an .894 save percentage over 12 games played. Arizona ranks 15th in the league this campaign with 3.22 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Little help in loss
Kuemper stopped 32 of 35 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Kuemper started consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch from Oct. 27-Nov. 2. He did alright but received no goal support until Tom Wilson tallied with 3:14 left in the third period. Kuemper's gone 2-2-0 with 12 goals allowed over his last four outings. The plainly average stretch has him down to 5-5-2 with a 3.04 GAA and an .894 save percentage through 12 starts this season. The Capitals' road trip ends Monday in Arizona, and Kuemper is likely to start if Charlie Lindgren has not recovered from the illness that kept him from suiting up Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting in Vegas
Kuemper will defend the road net Saturday against Vegas, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Kuemper is coming off a 28-save effort in Thursday's 5-4 win over Anaheim. He has a 5-4-2 record this season with a 3.04 GAA and an .892 save percentage through 11 appearances. Vegas sits 18th in the league this campaign with 3.13 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Escapes with win
Kuemper stopped 28 of 32 shots in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.
Kuemper wasn't at his best, allowing two goals early in the first period and another pair over the last 10 minutes of the game. The Capitals were just a bit better than the Ducks, led by Tom Wilson's first career hat trick. Kuemper got into just five games in November, going 2-2-1 with 16 goals allowed on 128 shots. For the season, the 33-year-old is at 5-4-2 with a 3.04 GAA and an .892 save percentage over 11 games. With Kuemper returning just okay results so far and Charlie Lindgren playing well, the Capitals' crease is starting to look more like a timeshare.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to start Thursday
Kuemper is expected to start on the road against Anaheim on Thursday.
Kuemper has a 4-4-2 record, 2.95 GAA and .894 save percentage in 10 contests this season. He saved 21 of 23 shots in his last start against San Jose on Monday but didn't get much offensive support and consequently suffered a 2-1 loss. Anaheim ranks 28th offensively this campaign with 2.68 goals per game, so this should be a plus matchup for Kuemper.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Allows two goals in loss
Kuemper stopped 21 of 23 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.
Kuemper wasn't able to capitalize on a matchup with the only offense in the league weaker than the one he plays behind. The 33-year-old has allowed five goals on 50 shots over two games since returning from an undisclosed injury. He's now at a 4-4-2 record with a 2.95 GAA and an .894 save percentage through 10 contests. If Kuemper can't right the ship soon, Charlie Lindgren could carve out a larger share of the starts in goal. Both of them will likely start within the next two games, as the Capitals visit the Kings on Wednesday and the Ducks on Thursday in a back-to-back set.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: First off Monday
Kuemper was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post, indicating he will start Monday's road contest against the Sharks.
Kuemper is coming off a 24-save effort in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo. In nine games this campaign, he has posted a 4-3-2 record with a 3.04 GAA and an .892 save percentage. The Sharks sit 32nd in the NHL this season with a mere 1.62 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Gets win in return from absence
Kuemper (undisclosed) made 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo on Wednesday.
He got the win, but his image will be plastered all over the plays of the week after Zach Benson scored his first NHL snipe on a highlight-reel, through-the-legs shot. Kuemper last played Nov. 8 and has been out since then with an undisclosed injury. The Caps have been hot, winning five straight with Charlie Lindgren performing well, so Kuemper will likely be eased in slowly.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Set to start Wednesday
Kuemper (undisclosed) is slated to guard the home crease against Buffalo on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.
Kuemper hasn't been in net since Nov. 8 due to the injury. He has a 3-3-2 record, 3.07 GAA and .892 save percentage in eight contests this season. Buffalo is in a three-way tie for 23rd offensively with 2.83 goals per game and is playing without one of its top forwards in Tage Thompson (upper body).... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Good to go Saturday
Kuemper (undisclosed) has been given a clean bill of health and is expected to get the start versus Columbus on Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.
Kuemper is 3-3-2 with a 3.07 GAA and .892 save percentage. The 33-year-old has missed the last three games -- he had to be helped off the ice at practice Thursday, but he returned to practice Friday and has been cleared to play. He will face the Blue Jackets, who are 27th in scoring, averaging 2.71 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Returns to practice Friday
Kuemper (undisclosed) was back at practice Friday, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.
Kuemper was injured during practice Thursday and was helped off the ice. He has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury, although he was healthy enough Tuesday to back up Charlie Lindgren. Kuemper is 3-3-2 with a 3.07 GAA and .892 save percentage, his worst peripherals since the 2016-17 season when he had a 3.13 GAA for the Wild in 18 games. Kuemper has never had a save percentage under .900 for a full season in his NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Injured at practice
Kuemper needed to be helped to the locker room after getting hit with a shot at practice Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Kuemper had just returned from an undisclosed injury to serve as the backup versus Vegas on Tuesday and now finds himself potentially injured again. As long as it's nothing serious, Kuemper could still be available when the Capitals return to action against Columbus on Saturday. If Kuemper does miss more time, Charlie Lindgren figures to take on the starting role.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Suiting up Tuesday
Kuemper (undisclosed) will be Charlie Lindgren's backup in Tuesday's home contest against Vegas, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.
Kuemper sat out the past two games after getting banged up in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Florida. He has a 3-3-2 record this season with a 3.07 GAA and an .892 save percentage in eight appearances.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Remains out Saturday
Kuemper (undisclosed) isn't ready to return for Saturday's road contest versus the Islanders.
Kuemper was last in net for Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Florida. He has a 3-3-2 record, 3.07 GAA and .892 save percentage in eight contests this year. Hunter Shepard will be backed up by Charlie Lindgren in Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Won't dress Friday
Kuemper will not suit up against New Jersey on Friday after coach Spencer Carbery told reporters that Kuemper was "a little nicked up in the last game," Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Kuemper's injury doesn't sound particularly serious, so he may return in time for the second of Washington's back-to-back versus the Islanders on Saturday. The Canadian backstop has given up three or more goals five times in eight games this season. In his stead, Charlie Lindgren will get the nod on the road against the Devils on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Loses in overtime
Kuemper surrendered four goals on 25 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Kuemper let leads of 1-0 and 3-2 slip away in this contest before Sam Reinhart won it for the Panthers 15 seconds into overtime. This was the first time in four starts Kuemper had allowed four or more goals. The 33-year-old slipped to 3-3-2 with a 3.07 GAA and an .892 save percentage through eight starts this season. The Capitals are on the road for a back-to-back Friday and Saturday, visiting the Devils and then the Islanders. Expect Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren to split those starts.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to start
Kuemper is set to guard the home crease Wednesday versus Florida, per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.
Kuemper will attempt to bounce back after stopping just 18 of 21 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Islanders on Thursday. He has a 3-3-1 record, 2.94 GAA and .899 save percentage in seven contests this season. The Panthers are tied for 22nd offensively with 2.82 goals per game this year.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Can't overcome queasy first frame
Kuemper made 18 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Islanders on Thursday.
He likely wanted to wish the first period away -- the Isles had just two shots on goal and they scored on both. Kuemper is doing what he can this season, but the Capitals continue to struggle offensively and have been unable to stake him a lead. Kuemper's probably going to remain a tough play this season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting versus Islanders
Kuemper will protect the home goal versus the Islanders on Thursday, Ethan Sears of the New York Post reports.
Kuemper has bounced back from a poor start to the season, winning each of his last two starts. He's 3-2-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .903 save percentage through six outings. The Islanders have scored 17 times over their last six games and continue to display an inconsistent offense.... See More ... See Less
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