Koskinen surrendered three goals on 29 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4.
Koskinen was outplayed by the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford, who stopped 43 of 45 shots for the win. In four games versus the Blackhawks, Koskinen posted an .886 save percentage, compared to his .917 mark during the regular season. Poor series aside, Koskinen should once again challenge for a strong share of the starts in 2020-21.
Koskinen will be in goal for Game 4 against the Blackhawks on Friday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Koskinen saw four pucks on 25 shots evade him in Game 3. He'll hope for better luck in Game 4 with the Oilers facing elimination. The Finnish netminder will be opposed by Corey Crawford.
Koskinen gave up four goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks in Wednesday's Game 3.
It could have been worse for Koskinen -- the Blackhawks rung iron five times in the contest. However, three of the four goals against Koskinen featured redirections of some sort. Luck was not on the Finn's side Wednesday, and it's unclear if he'll get a shot at redemption in Game 4 on Friday.
Koskinen will patrol the crease for Wednesday's Game 3 matchup with Chicago, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Through the first two contests, Koskinen registered 41 saves on 45 shots and picked up the win in Game 2. Considering he was able to get the team back in the win column, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him tending the twine again for Game 3.
Koskinen stopped 23 of 26 shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2.
It was another high-scoring battle between these two teams, but Koskinen was able to do enough to keep the Oilers ahead, with the help of a Connor McDavid hat trick. Koskinen has allowed four goals on 45 shots in the equivalent of one-and-a-half games, but it's hard to imagine head coach Dave Tippett going back to Mike Smith for Wednesday's Game 3 clash.
Koskinen will tend the twine for Monday's Game 2 clash with Chicago, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.
Koskinen came into Game 1 in relief of Mike Smith on Saturday and stopped 18 of 19 shots. Now the 31-year-old Finn will get the starting nod from the onset. With the firepower in front of him courtesy of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the netminder should have a good shot at picking up a win as the Oilers look to even the series.
Koskinen made 18 saves in relief Saturday in a 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. He allowed one goal.
Mike Smith was shaky at best Saturday and gave up five before getting the hook. Koskinen looked just as good as he did in the regular season. So despite statements that the Oil will alternate both men in net, we can't help but think Koskinen is about to get the bulk of the ice. That is, unless he crumbles, too.
Coach Dave Tippett plans on using Koskinen and Mike Smith during the playoffs, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen's 2.75 GAA and .917 save percentage were significantly better than Smith's 2.95 GAA and .902 save percentage during the regular season, but Smith has far more NHL playoff experience than Koskinen, which likely factored into Tippett's decision to use both netminders during the postseason. At this point it remains to be seen which backstop will get the starting nod for Saturday's Game 1 against Chicago.
Koskinen allowed three goals on 48 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
For the second straight game, Koskinen made 45 saves, but he wasn't able to steal a win like he did Saturday against the Blue Jackets. The 31-year-old goalie slipped to 18-13-3 with a 2.75 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 38 appearances. It's hard to fault Koskinen in this contest -- his defense will need to make his life a little easier if he's going to add to his win count.
Koskinen will start Monday's home contest versus the Golden Knights, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen was sensational in his last outing, stopping 46 of 47 shots in a 3-1 win over Columbus. He'll try to win for the third time in four starts. His opponent, the Golden Knights, is 8-2-0 in its last 10 contests and sits atop the Pacific Division, two points clear of the Oilers.
Koskinen made 46 saves on 47 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Finn was denied a shutout late in the third period when Gustav Nyquist scored for the Blue Jackets. Koskinen's excellent outing improved his record to 18-13-2 with a 2.75 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 37 appearances. He's played well lately, but Mike Smith still seems to have the edge as the No. 1 goalie in Edmonton.
Koskinen will start Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reports.
Koskinen has earned this start, turning aside 42 of 43 shots in a win over Dallas on Tuesday before relieving an ineffective Mike Smith and stopping all 10 shots he faced in a failed comeback bid Thursday in Chicago. He has a nice opportunity to keep the good times rolling against a bottom-five Blue Jackets offense that's scoring only 2.60 goals per game.
Koskinen came off the bench to stop all 10 shots he faced in a 4-3 loss to Chicago on Thursday.
Koskinen relieved Mike Smith in the second period with the Oilers trailing 4-1 and had to be sharp right out of the shoot. His steadying performance bought the Oilers time to chip away at the Chicago lead and draw within a goal in the third period. Koskinen has stopped 52 of 53 shots (.981 save percentage) over his last two appearances and it remains to be seen who will draw the starting nod Saturday against Columbus.
Koskinen allowed one goal on 43 shots during a 2-1 overtime victory over the Stars on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old stopped all 30 shots he faced at even strength, yielding a power-play marker as the lone goal. Koskinen has been very inconsistent lately, though, so owners should not assume this is the start of a hot streak. He is 17-13-2 with a 2.83 GAA and .913 save percentage in 35 games this season.
Koskinen will guard the road cage during Tuesday's matchup with the Stars, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen has struggled recently, suffering back-to-back losses to the Wild and Golden Knights while posting a sub-par 3.54 GAA and .901 save percentage. The 31-year-old Finn will try to get back on track in a road matchup with a Dallas club that's only averaging 2.58 goals per game at home this campaign, 29th in the NHL.
Koskinen saved 30 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights.
The Finn was sharp at times, but not to the extent of Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury at the other end of the rink. Koskinen fell to 16-13-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 34 games. He'll likely continue to split duties with Mike Smith down the stretch, as both goalies have produced similar numbers this year.
Koskinen will tend the road twine in Wednesday's matchup versus the Golden Knights, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen has had some rocky outings and has ceded No. 1 duties to Mike Smith in February, but the former has been excellent on the road this season. He's produced a .929 save percentage and 2.33 GAA away from his barn. Vegas isn't an easy place to play, though, as it ranks eighth with 3.42 goals per home contest.
Koskinen let in four goals on 38 shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.
The Oilers established three separate one-goal leads, but Koskinen couldn't make them stand. The second goal of Jared Spurgeon's hat trick was enough to stick the Finnish netminder with a loss. Koskinen fell to 16-12-2 with a 2.89 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 33 appearances this year. Expect Mike Smith to return to the crease Sunday in Los Angeles.
Koskinen will be in goal at home versus Minnesota on Friday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen has played just once in the Oilers' last six contests. The netminder did perform well in that outing, as he posted a .971 save percentage. With the Oilers trying to hold on to a playoff spot in a competitive Pacific Division, coach Dave Tippett will likely continue to give the bulk of the starts to veteran Mike Smith.
Koskinen made 33 saves in a 4-1 win over Florida on Saturday.
The game was closer than the score -- it was 2-1 until the 18:02 mark of the third period. Koskinen had to be great to keep one of the NHL's best offenses at bay. This was his first game since Feb. 6 because platoon mate Mike Smith has been on a roll and it was a good one. It remains to be seen if Koskinen can get to a full timeshare with Smith.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/07||@ CHI||L 2-3||1||3||26||29|
|08/05||@ CHI||L 3-4||1||4||21||25|
|08/03||vs CHI||W 6-3||1||3||23||26|
|08/01||vs CHI||L 4-6||1||18||19|
|03/09||vs LV||L 2-3 (OT)||1||3||45||48|
|03/07||vs CLB||W 4-1||1||1||45||46|
|03/05||@ CHI||L 3-4||0||10||10|
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