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Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Makes 30 saves in narrow loss
Korpisalo stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 2-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.
Korpisalo surrendered two goals on 15 shots in the first period. He was perfect after that, but the Kings were never able to close the gap. Korpisalo is 4-1-1 with a 1.82 GAA and a .931 save percentage in six outings since being acquired by LA from Columbus. He's been in a goaltending rotation with Pheonix Copley recently, so Korpisalo might serve as the backup against Edmonton on Thursday before starting Saturday versus Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Facing Flames
Korpisalo will defend the road net Tuesday against Calgary, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Korpisalo is coming off a 25-save performance in Saturday's 4-1 win over Winnipeg. He has posted a 4-0-1 record with a 1.77 GAA and a .929 save percentage in five games with the Kings since being acquired from Columbus. The Flames sit 20th in the league this campaign with 3.15 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Continues to shine in new city
Korpisalo made 25 saves in a 4-1 win over the Jets on Saturday.
He is 4-0-1 since coming to the left coast in a trade on March 1. The only goal Korpisalo allowed came off the stick of Pierre-Luc Dubois on a second-period, five-minute power play. The tall Finn has waited patiently for his opportunity to show the league what he can do as a number one, and he's been excellent in that role in Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Facing Jets
Korpisalo will get the home start versus Winnipeg on Saturday, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Korpisalo is 3-0-1 since his trade from the Blue Jackets to the Kings at the trade deadline. He has a 1.96 GAA and .921 save percentage with LA after an 11-11-3 mark with a 3.17 GAA and .911 save percentage in Columbus. Korpisalo will face the Jets, who are sitting in the second wild card position in the Western Conference with 85 points.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Takes first loss with new team
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 17 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks.
Korpisalo opened his Kings career with three straight wins, but he was outplayed by Canucks netminder Thatcher Demko in this contest. Through four games with the Kings, Korpisalo has yielded just eight goals -- he remains consistent but not outstanding between the pipes. The 28-year-old is at 14-11-4 with a 3.01 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 32 appearances this season. If the Kings maintain their goalie rotation, Pheonix Copley would start Monday versus the Flames while Korpisalo would go next Saturday against the Jets.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Tending twine Saturday
Korpisalo will get the home start versus Vancouver on Saturday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Korpisalo has yet to lose as a member of the Kings, winning all three games since his trade from Columbus at the deadline. He is 14-11-3 with a 3.05 GAA and .914 save percentage this season, playing 28 games with the Blue Jackets and three with the Kings. Korpisalo will face the Canucks, who are 11th in scoring, averaging 3.34 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Still undefeated for LA
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Korpisalo has won all three of his starts with the Kings, allowing two goals in each of them. The consistency is impressive, especially since he's looked like a good fit behind a sturdier defense than the one he worked with in Columbus. The 28-year-old is at 14-11-3 with a 3.05 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 31 games. He's alternated starts with Pheonix Copley since joining the Kings, but it's possible that pattern breaks since the next game is against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: First off Tuesday
Korpisalo was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider reports, indicating he will start at home Tuesday against the Islanders.
Korpisalo has won his previous two starts with Los Angeles, stopping 52 of 56 shots. He has a 13-11-3 record this season with a 3.09 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 30 games played. The Islanders rank 23rd in the league this campaign with 2.88 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Wins versus Avalanche
Korpisalo stopped 28 of 30 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
The Kings' defensive structure frustrated the Avalanche, and Korpisalo dealt with most of what got through. He's won three starts in a row, including his first two games as a King. The 28-year-old is up to 13-11-3 with a 3.09 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 30 appearances. His ratios should continue to improve behind the Kings' defense, though it appears Korpisalo and Pheonix Copley will continue to share the goaltending duties.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Leaves ice first Thursday
Korpisalo was the first goalie off the ice Thursday, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports, indicating he'll tend the twine on the road versus Colorado.
Korpisalo stopped 24 of 26 shots in his Kings debut against the Blues on Saturday and will no doubt be eager to replicate his performance versus the Avs. If the 28-year-old Finn continues to perform at a high level, he should be capable of challenging Pheonix Copley for the starting gig in Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Wins team debut
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 26 shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Korpisalo made his Kings debut in this contest, which was a close battle. He allowed a first-period tally to Robert Thomas on a rebound, and Kasperi Kapanen scored on a shorthanded breakaway in the third. The Kings bounced back from there, scoring twice in the last 3:03 of the game to secure the win. Korpisalo 12-11-3 with a 3.13 GAA and a .913 save percentage through 29 appearances. He'll continue to challenge Pheonix Copley for the starting role -- there's a decent chance the Kings' crease is a timeshare for the rest of the regular season unless one of the goalies gets hot.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Makes LA debut Saturday
Korpisalo will make his Kings debut Saturday, tending the home crease versus St. Louis, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.
Korpisalo could well be the Kings' No. 1 goaltender despite Pheonix Copley's 19-4-1 record, as Copley has a 2.79 GAA and .899 save percentage. Korpisalo has been good this season in trying circumstances, as he was 11-11-3 with a 3.17 GAA and .911 save percentage while playing for a cellar-dwelling Columbus team. He will face the Blues, who are tied for 19th in scoring at 3.05 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Joonas Korpisalo: Headed to L.A.
Korpisalo was acquired by the Kings from the Jackets on Wednesday, along with Vladislav Gavrikov, in exchange for Jonathan Quick, a 2023 first-round pick and 2024 third-round selection, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Korpisalo has been playing the bulk of the games of late for the Jackets, though he still had to share some time with Elvis Merzlikins. With his new club, the 28-year-old Korpisalo is far from a lock for the starting role and will no doubt be in competition alongside Pheonix Copley for regular minutes. Looking beyond the current campaign, Korpisalo will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will no doubt be hoping to impress team brass.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Sitting Tuesday
Korpisalo won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Sabres due to trade-related reasons.
It appears Korpisalo will almost certainly be on the move prior to Friday's trade deadline. The 28-year-old netminder, who's playing on a one-year, $1.3 million contract, has gone 11-11-3 while posting a 3.17 GAA and a .911 save percentage through 28 appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Hangs on for win Saturday
Korpisalo made 42 saves in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Oilers.
The afternoon contest was a wild ride, as Columbus handed Korpisalo a 4-0 lead early in the second period only for Edmonton to storm back with four straight tallies before the second intermission. The Jackets were out-shot 47-26 in the end, but the 28-year-old netminder did just enough to earn the victory. Korpi evened his record at 11-11-3, and his .913 save percentage on the season could make him an inviting target at the trade deadline despite his 3.13 GAA.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Facing Oilers
Korpisalo will defend the home crease versus Edmonton on Saturday, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Korpisalo will make his second straight start after dropping a 2-0 decision to Minnesota on Thursday, He has played well of late, giving up four goals on 92 shots in his last three games. Korpisalo is 10-11-3 with a 3.10 GAA and .912 save percentage this season. He has a tough afternoon matchup versus the Oilers, who lead the NHL in goals with 225 in 59 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Stops 23 in loss
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Wild.
Korpisalo allowed a pair of goals in the first period before blanking Minnesota over the final two frames. However, the Blue Jackets couldn't crack Marc-Andre Fleury at the other end as they fell 2-0. Korpisalo has played well of late, sporting a .947 save percentage in four starts since the All-Star break. The 28-year-old netminder is now 10-11-3 with a .912 save percentage on the season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Starting against Wild
Korpisalo will patrol the home crease Thursday against Minnesota, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Korpisalo has won his past two outings, having stopped 65 of 67 shots over that span. He has a 10-10-3 record this season with a 3.14 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 26 appearances. The Wild sit 25th in the league this year with 2.86 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Raising trade value
Korpisalo made 28 saves in a 4-1 win over the Stars on Saturday.
Korpisalo, who has won two straight and against Winniepg and Dallas, two high-powered opponents. He is a UFA this offseason and his current performance is helping raise his trade value prior to the March 3rd deadline. Korpisalo's fantasy value will go up with a deal, even in a backup role. Check the wire to see if he's still out there. Korpisalo may be worth stashing.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 193 lbs|
|Birthplace: Pori, Finland|