Markstrom turned aside 31 of 33 shots in a 5-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday.
Markstrom and the Canucks trailed 2-0 through two periods in this one, with the Red Wings scoring power-play goals in the first and second periods, but rallied in the final 20 minutes. The 29-year-old Swedish goaltender has allowed two goals in each of his last five starts. Markstrom is now 4-2-0 with a splendid 2.16 GAA and .933 save percentage, combining with Thatcher Demko to form one of the best 1-2 goalie tandems in the NHL so far this season.
Markstrom will guard the goal during Tuesday's road game against Detroit, TSN's Jeff Paterson reports.
Markstrom was fantastic in his return to action Sunday against the Rangers, stopping 38 of 40 shots en route to an impressive 3-2 road win. The Swedish backstop will look to stay dialed in while attempting to pick up his fourth win of the season in a favorable road matchup with a struggling Red Wings team that's lost four consecutive contests.
Markstrom made 38 saves in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
After missing the last week to attend to a family matter, Markstrom looked sharp in his return to action, making 16 stops in the third period alone to deny the Rangers' comeback attempt. Thatcher Demko was excellent in his absence, going 2-1-0 with a 1.64 GAA and .943 save percentage, but Markstrom should reclaim the No. 1 job with Vancouver now that he's back.
Markstrom will start Sunday's game against the Rangers, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.
Markstrom will make his first appearance since Oct. 12 after taking a brief leave of absence. In three games during Markstrom's absence, backup Thatcher Demko picked up two wins and gave up just one goal in the other game. Demko's strong performance puts some pressure on Markstrom's job security, but the Swedish netminder has been strong in his own right with a 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage through four starts.
Markstrom returned to practice Friday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Markstrom was granted a leave of absence to tend to a family matter earlier this week, but he should be back in action Saturday against New Jersey or Sunday against the Rangers. The 29-year-old Swede has compiled a 2-2-0 record while posting a 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage in four appearances this season.
Markstrom has been granted a leave of absence by the Canucks to tend to a family matter.
General manager Jim Benning wouldn't comment any further, but he said Markstrom would join the Canucks at some point on their upcoming four-game road trip, which starts Thursday in St. Louis. The Canucks recalled Zane McIntyre from AHL Utica to join Thatcher Demko in the team's crease.
Markstrom stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers on Saturday.
Markstrom once again played well, but an Oskar Lindblom goal prevented the Swedish netminder from finishing the job in regulation. Markstrom is 2-2-0 with a 2.23 GAA and a .926 save percentage through four starts this season. Markstrom will probably start again at home Tuesday versus the Red Wings, as coach Travis Green will likely want to ride the hot hand.
Markstrom will tend the home twine for Saturday's game versus the Flyers.
Markstrom's been dependable so far, so the Canucks will go back to him for the fourth straight game. He has a .922 save percentage and 2.03 GAA so far. The Flyers have eight goals over the first two games and averaged 36.0 shots on net in the process, so they'll be a tough test for Markstrom.
Markstrom stopped 37 of 39 shots in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Kings.
Despite the lopsided score, Markstrom faced a lot of rubber from the Kings in the contest. The Swedish goalie picked up his first win of the season. Markstrom has a good chance of drawing the start for Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Per Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650, Markstrom was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Wednesday's home game against the Kings.
Markstrom hasn't had a great start to the year, suffering back-to-back road losses to the Oilers and Flames while posting a 2.57 GAA and .902 save percentage. The 29-year-old Swede will hope to get back on track during Wednesday's home opener in a matchup with a L.A. team that's averaged 4.50 goals per contest through its first two games of the campaign.
Markstrom allowed two goals on 29 shots but ended up on the losing end of a 3-0 game versus the Flames on Saturday.
Markstrom's Canucks teammates managed 34 shots on goal, but each and every one was turned aside by Flames' goalie David Rittich. Despite a 0-2 record, Markstrom has a 2.56 GAA and a .902 save percentage. The Swede's next chance to get into the win column could come Wednesday versus the Kings.
Markstrom will man the road crease Saturday in Calgary, Jeff Paterson of TSN1040 reports.
Markstrom was beaten three times on 22 shots in a loss to Edmonton on Opening Night. He'll try for a better fate in another all-Canadian matchup, but things won't come easy against the Johnny Hockey-led Flames.
Markstrom turned aside 19 of 22 shots in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.
The Canucks' netminder limited Edmonton to a single goal over the first 50 minutes, but the hosts were able to find the back of the net twice over the final 10 minutes to seal the win Wednesday. It figures to be a tough year for Markstrom who is expected to get the lion's share of starts for a Vancouver team in the midst of a rebuild.
Markstrom will patrol the crease in Wednesday's road matchup with the Oilers, NHL.com's Derek Van Diest reports.
Markstrom was pretty solid during the Canucks' exhibition schedule, posting a 2-1-0 record while recording a 2.70 GAA and .925 save percentage in three appearances. The 29-year-old Swede will look to secure his first win of the season in a road matchup with an Edmonton team that went 18-19-4 at home last year.
Markstrom will tend the home twine in Monday's preseason game versus the Senators.
Markstrom has been quite consistent through the last four seasons, posting at least a .910 but below a .915 save percentage in each campaign. He has a firm grasp on the starter's role heading into the season opener versus the Oilers on Oct. 2, so he'll look continue knocking off rust in exhibition contests.
Markstrom will guard the goal during Thursday's preseason matchup with the Oilers, Sportsnet 650's Brendan Batchelor reports.
It isn't clear how much of the game Markstrom will play, but Thursday's contest will nonetheless give him an opportunity to shake off some rust following a lengthy offseason. The 29-year-old Swede is firmly entrenched as Vancouver's No. 1 netminder heading into the 2019-20 campaign.
Markstrom will play for Sweden during the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Markstrom posted a career-high 28 victories and was arguably the main reason the Canucks remained in the playoff race for as long as they did. He's shown that he is capable of being a starting goaltender at the NHL level.
Markstrom stopped 30 of 33 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.
This game appeared destined for overtime, but with 21 seconds remaining in the final frame, Ryan Johansen beat Markstrom with a slick backhand to complete the Predators' comeback in regulation. The loss is Markstrom's third in his past four starts and moves his season record to 28-23-9. The 28 wins represent a career high for the Swedish netminder.
Markstrom will draw the start for Thursday's road contest against the Predators.
Markstrom has been decent in his past five starts, accumulating a 3-2-0 record to go along with a 3.13 GAA and .904 save percentage in that span. The Swede could be busy in net, facing an offense that generates 32.4 shots per game -- good for 12th in the league. Markstrom hasn't been great against Nashville in his career, going 1-2-1 with an .896 save percentage and 3.53 GAA in four starts.
Markstrom stopped 38 of 40 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Stars.
Markstrom was unable to hold off a two-goal rally in the third period, allowing the game to go into the extra frame before finally emerging victorious when Markus Granlund tallied in the eighth round of the shootout. The Swedish netminder improved to 28-22-9 with a 2.76 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He'll likely draw the start again Tuesday versus the Sharks.
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