Top Karel Vejmelka News
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Guarding goal Sunday in Melbourne
Vejmelka will tend the twine in Sunday's game versus the Kings in Australia, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Connor Ingram will start the first game of the NHL Global Series in Melbourne, and Vejmelka will go a day later. The 27-year-old Vejmelka enters 2023-24 as the Coyotes' presumptive starter after posting an 18-24-6 record, a 3.43 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 50 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Set to start Thursday
Vejmelka will start at home against Vancouver on Thursday.
The Coyotes initially announced Ivan Prosvetov as the starter, but they then switched to Vejmelka. It's not clear why Arizona made the change. Vejmelka will look to end his personal five-game losing streak, during which he has allowed 18 goals on 147 shots. He's 18-24-5 with a 3.40 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 49 contests this season. The Canucks have won three of their last four contests to boost their record to 37-37-7.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Surrenders five goals in OT loss
Vejmelka gave up five goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Vejmelka ended the 2022-23 campaign on a six-game losing streak, though he was used rather sparingly following the trade deadline. The 26-year-old ended the campaign with an 18-24-6 record, a 3.43 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 50 appearances. He remains under contract with the Coyotes, so while he should see a starter's workload, he may struggle to rack up wins or solid ratios if the team's rebuild stretches into 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Gives up four goals in loss
Vejmelka allowed four goals on 33 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.
Vejmelka's losing streak is up to five games, and he's given up 18 goals in that span. He had no answer for the Kraken's top line in this contest -- each member of that trio put a goal past the 26-year-old netminder. Vejmelka is down to 18-24-5 with a 3.40 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 49 appearances this season. The Coyotes have a favorable matchup at home versus the Ducks on Saturday, but it's unclear which goalie they'll start in that contest.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Facing Kraken
Vejmelka will patrol the visiting crease versus Seattle on Thursday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Vejmelka has lost his last four starts, giving up 14 goals on 114 shots. He is 18-23-5 with a 3.38 GAA and .901 save percentage this season. Vejmelka has a tough matchup versus the Kraken, who are fourth in NHL scoring, averaging 3.53 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Falls to Stars
Vejmelka allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 5-2 loss to Dallas on Friday.
Vejmelka lost his fourth straight game during which he's allowed 14 goals on 114 shots. Arizona had a 2-1 lead going into the first intermission Friday, but Vejmelka allowed two goals on 11 shots in the second period to surrender the lead, and Arizona never got it back. He's 18-23-5 with a 3.38 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 48 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Starting Friday
Vejmelka will defend the home crease versus Dallas on Friday.
Vejmelka has lost his last three starts, giving up 10 goals on 84 shots in losses to Winnipeg, Colorado and Edmonton. The netminder is 18-22-5 with a 3.37 GAA and .902 save percentage. He will face the Stars, who are tied for seventh in NHL scoring, averaging 3.41 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Surrenders five goals in loss
Vejmelka gave up five goals on 29 shots in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers.
The Coyotes battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tallied on the power play with 7:55 left to close out the scoring. Vejmelka has hit a skid with 10 goals allowed on 84 shots over his last three games, all losses. The 26-year-old has still defied expectations a bit with an 18-22-5 record, a 3.37 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 47 appearances. The Coyotes have a back-to-back up next -- they host the Stars on Friday and the Sharks on Saturday to wrap up their current homestand.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Between pipes against Edmonton
Vejmelka will tend the twine at home versus the Oilers on Monday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Vejmelka needs just two more victories to reach the 20-win mark for the first time this season. In the final weeks of the campaign, Vejmelka will likely continue to split the starts with Connor Ingram, though Ivan Prosvetov could also be in the mix to make the occasional start.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Falls short against Colorado
Vejmelka kicked out 27 of 30 shots in a 3-1 loss to Colorado on Friday.
Vejmelka did alright over his previous three starts, posting a 2-1-0 record, 2.61 GAA and .921 save percentage in that span. This game started out pretty well for him too. He did surrender a power-play goal to Nathan MacKinnon midway through the first period, but he was perfect in the second. Vejmelka was done in by the third frame though, allowing two goals on nine shots during that stretch. He dropped to 18-21-5 with a 3.33 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 46 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: First off ice Friday
Vejmelka was the first goaltender off the ice at practice Friday, indicating he will guard the visiting crease in Colorado, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.
Vejmelka is battling Connor Ingram and Ivan Prosvetov for the No. 1 job in Arizona and will get his second start in the last three games, after sitting in five of the previous six contests. Vejmelka is 18-20-5 with a 3.33 GAA and .904 save percentage. He will face the Avalanche, who are 14th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.26 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Takes tough loss
Vejmelka stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Coyotes' 2-1 loss to the Jets on Tuesday.
Vejmelka was solid Tuesday, allowing just two goals, but was outdueled by Connor Hellebuyck in the low-scoring affair. This start snaps a two-game winning streak for Vejmelka. He should continue to split the crease with Connor Ingram moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Starting in Winnipeg
Vejmelka will defend the road net against Winnipeg on Tuesday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Vejmelka has won his past two outings, including a 30-save performance in a 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota on March 12. He has posted a record of 18-19-5 this season with a 3.36 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 44 appearances. The Jets rank 21st in the league this campaign with 3.01 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Starting Sunday
Vejmelka will face the Wild at home Sunday.
Vejmelka is coming off a terrific 40-save victory over St. Louis, making him 17-19-5 on the year. However, in his previous six outings, he posted a brutal .869 save percentage while allowing at least five goals four times. Vejmelka sports a .904 save percentage with a 3.36 GAA this season.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Snags overtime win
Vejmelka stopped 30 of 34 shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Wild.
The Coyotes let a couple of one-goal leads slip away in the first period, but they showed some fight by rallying from two goals down over the last 25 minutes of regulation. Vejmelka was steady to close out the contest and was rewarded with the win as Clayton Keller scored 4:09 into the extra session. This was Vejmelka's third win in his last four outings, a span in which he's yielded 13 goals. The 26-year-old is up to 18-19-5 with a 3.36 GAA and a .903 save percentage through 44 appearances. With both Connor Ingram and Ivan Prosvetov on the NHL roster, the Coyotes may be leaning toward a three-goalie rotation the rest of the way, which effectively saps most of the fantasy value out of all of their netminders.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Makes 40 saves in win
Vejmelka stopped 40 of 42 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blues.
Vejmelka and the Coyotes killed off six penalties in the contest. Pavel Buchnevich had both of the Blues' goals. Vejmelka has alternated wins and losses over his last four games, allowing 15 goals in that span. He's up to 17-19-5 with a 3.36 GAA and a .904 save percentage through 43 appearances this season. Vejmelka and Connor Ingram continue to alternate starts, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the latter in goal for Thursday's game versus the Predators.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Guarding cage Tuesday
Vejmelka will guard the home goal versus the Blues on Tuesday.
Vejmelka has allowed 18 goals over his last four outings, picking up just one win in that span. The Blues are also struggling with just one win over their last six games, so Vejmelka could be a solid fantasy play for this one.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Overwhelmed by Hurricanes
Vejmelka kicked out 36 of 42 shots in a 6-1 loss to Carolina on Friday.
Vejmelka was beaten three times on the power play. He's fallen to 16-19-5 with a 3.39 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 42 games this season. Vejmelka has surrendered at least five goals in three of his last four contests.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Tending twine Friday
Vejmelka will patrol the home crease Friday against Carolina, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.
Vejmelka is coming off a 23-save performance in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Chicago. He has a 16-18-5 record this season with a 3.32 GAA and a .904 save percentage. The Hurricanes rank ninth in the league this campaign with 3.34 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 224 lbs|
|Birthplace: Trebic, Czech Republic|