Koskinen allowed four goals on 41 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.
With Mike Smith on the bench for Edmonton's playoff tune-up, Koskinen gave up three unanswered goals in the third period, including a soft Matthew Highmore backhander in the slot that appeared to handcuff the goaltender. Koskinen scuffled down the stretch, posting an .869 save percentage in his four May starts. Smith is locked and loaded as Edmonton's go-to netminder for the postseason.
Koskinen will guard the home goal during Saturday's regular-season finale versus Vancouver.
Koskinen wasn't great in his last start Monday against Montreal, surrendering three goals on 28 shots, but he was still able to pick up his 13th win of the season thanks to solid goal support from his teammates. The 32-year-old netminder will try to secure a second straight victory in a favorable home matchup with a Canucks club that's 9-16-1 on the road this year.
Koskinen stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over Montreal on Monday.
Koskinen gave No. 1 starter Mike Smith a breather and was able to do enough to pick up his fourth win in his last five starts (4-0-1). Koskinen probably should have come up with the save on Artturi Lehkonen's game-tying goal from a sharp angle in the third period, an issue the netminder will need to clean up if he's forced to step in for Smith at any point during the playoffs. Koskinen is 13-12-0 on the year with a 3.14 GAA and .899 save percentage.
Koskinen will guard the cage for Monday's contest in Montreal, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Koskinen is coming off a brutal outing where he allowed four goals on as many shots before he was pulled against the Canucks. The 32-year-old enters Monday's game with a 3.15 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 24 games. He's 0-3-0 with a .882 save percentage against the Canadiens this season.
Koskinen failed to make a save on four shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
Koskinen made the start Thursday, but after four straight shots ended up in the twine behind him, head coach Dave Tippett brought in Mike Smith to finish the game. The 32-year-old Koskinen had won three straight starts prior to Thursday's meltdown. He has a 12-12-0 record with a 3.15 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 24 appearances. Thursday may have been his last start of the season, since Smith has had few missteps in 2020-21.
Koskinen is in line to start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus Vancouver, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen was a little shaky in his last start Monday against the Canucks, surrendering three goals on just 23 shots, but he was still able to secure his 12th win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The Finnish netminder will attempt to extend his personal winning streak to four games in a rematch with the same Vancouver squad Thursday.
Koskinen stopped 20 of 23 shots in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.
It wasn't a pretty performance from Koskinen, but another big game from Connor McDavid helped to cover the Finnish goalie's mistakes. The 32-year-old Koskinen is at 12-11-0 with a 2.99 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 23 appearances. Since the Oilers clinched a playoff spot with Monday's win, Koskinen could see a bit more work near the end of the regular season to keep Mike Smith fresh ahead of the postseason.
Koskinen will start Monday's game in Vancouver, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 Radio reports.
Koskinen is the clear backup to Mike Smith but will start for the second time in less than a week after going three weeks without a start. The 32-year-old Finn has made the most of his limited opportunities recently, stopping 57 of 60 shots over his last two starts and winning both.
Koskinen kicked out 29 of 30 shots Wednesday in a 3-1 win over the Jets.
Koskinen was given his first start since April 7 and responded with a steady effort to even his record at 11-11-0. The 32-year-old has taken a clear backseat to Mike Smith in Edmonton's goaltending hierarchy, but Koskinen has settled nicely into the No. 2 role after shouldering a heavy early season workload while Smith worked his way back from an injury.
Contrary to a prior report, Koskinen will start in Wednesday's road game versus the Jets instead of Mike Smith, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com previously reported that Smith would start in the blue paint, but the Oilers made a last-minute change. It's unclear if Smith is injured. Koskinen has recorded a .903 save percentage and a 10-11-0 record this year.
Koskinen stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 win over Ottawa on Wednesday.
Koskinen was seeing his first game action since March 30 and responded with a stellar effort that included three big stops in the final minute of regulation with Ottawa pressing for the tying goal. Koskinen has taken a clear backseat to teammate Mike Smith this season, but the former has been much more effective since yielding much of the starting workload. Wednesday's victory improved Koskinen to 10-11-0 with a 3.09 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Koskinen will patrol the crease during Wednesday's road game versus the Senators.
Koskinen wasn't great in his last start March 30 versus Montreal, surrendering four goals on 32 shots en route to a 4-0 loss. He'll try to get back in the win column in a road matchup with an Ottawa club that's 8-7-4 at home this season.
Koskinen stopped 28 of 32 shots in a 4-0 loss to Montreal on Tuesday.
Edmonton turned in a dud of a performance right from the opening faceoff. Jesperi Kotkaniemi beat Koskinen just 18 seconds into the game, burying a drop pass in the slot from Paul Byron, and the Oilers were chasing the game for the rest of the night. Koskinen wasn't particularly sharp for his part, losing track of a Shea Weber shot off the post on Brendan Gallagher's rebound goal later in the period, and failing to squeeze Tomas Tatar's one timer from the right circle in the second. Koskinen had put together a nice three-start stretch prior to Tuesday's loss, but Edmonton will almost certainly turn back to Mike Smith against Calgary on Friday.
Koskinen will guard the road cage during Tuesday's matchup with Montreal.
Koskinen was sharp in his last start March 18 versus Winnipeg, stopping 24 of 25 shots en route to a 2-1 victory. He'll attempt to secure his 10th win of the season in a road matchup with a Canadiens club that's averaged 3.15 goals per game at home this campaign, 13th in the NHL.
Koskinen turned aside 24 of 25 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Jets.
Koskinen was sharp Thursday, with only a Mathieu Perreault deflection getting into the cage. The 32-year-old Koskinen has seen the short end of the playing time lately, starting just four of the last 10 games while Mike Smith handles the bulk of the goaltending. Koskinen is 9-10-0 with a 3.11 GAA and a .903 save percentage through 19 outings. It'll likely be Smith in goal for Saturday's game against the Jets, leaving Koskinen to serve as the backup.
Koskinen will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus Winnipeg, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Koskinen was sharp in his last start Saturday against the Canucks, stopping 26 of 28 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 10th loss of the season due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. He'll attempt to get back in the win column in a home matchup with a Jets team that's averaging 3.34 goals per game this campaign, sixth in the NHL.
Koskinen gave up two goals on 28 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks on Saturday.
Koskinen didn't control a rebound on the Canucks' first goal, but he didn't have a chance to stop the second and decisive tally. It wasn't a bad outing for the Finn, who dropped to 8-10-0 with a 3.23 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 18 outings. He's still not doing much to steal playing time from Mike Smith, who will likely play in goal Monday in Calgary.
Koskinen will defend the road goal in Saturday's game versus the Canucks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Mike Smith has taken over the No. 1 job, but Koskinen has played well in the backup role. Over his last five starts, the 32-year-old Koskinen has registered a .927 save percentage and a 2.55 GAA. The Canucks have been up and down lately, but they've won four of their past six games while averaging 2.66 goals per contest.
Koskinen stopped 26 of 28 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Senators.
Koskinen let in a goal to Evgenii Dadonov from a bad angle in the opening minute. After that, only a well-placed shot from Tim Stutzle was able to beat the 32-year-old goalie. Koskinen improved to 8-9-0 with a 3.30 GAA and an .899 save percentage in 17 games. The Finn has taken a backseat to Mike Smith lately, but the Oilers have a back-to-back versus the Senators on Friday and the Canucks on Saturday. That should allow Koskinen to get another start this week.
Koskinen will guard the home goal in Monday's game versus the Senators.
Koskinen was pulled from his last start after allowing three goals on 10 shots to the Maple Leafs. After a week on the bench, the 32-year-old has a chance to get back on track. This matchup is tougher than it appears. The Senators have shown some life lately, as they've won five of their last eight games while averaging 3.75 goals per contest.
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|05/15||vs VAN||L 1-4||1||4||37||41|
|05/10||@ MON||W 4-3 (OT)||1||3||25||28|
|05/06||vs VAN||L 3-6||1||4||0||4|
|05/03||@ VAN||W 5-3||1||3||20||23|
|04/28||@ WPG||W 3-1||1||1||29||30|
|04/07||@ OTT||W 4-2||1||2||28||30|
|03/30||@ MON||L 0-4||1||4||28||32|
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