Grubauer surrendered five goals on 24 shots in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Wild. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.
It was a rare poor outing from Grubauer, who had just allowed only eight goals in four games to the Golden Knights. The German netminder fell to 9-5-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .923 save percentage in 14 appearances. He's carried a heavy workload this season, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. A pair of games Friday and Saturday in Arizona are next on the Avalanche's schedule, and it's a good bet Grubauer will start at least one of them.
Grubauer will start Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Grubauer is an early-season Vezina Trophy candidate, with a 9-4-0 record, 1.78 GAA and .932 save percentage. That success includes two starts against the Wild, in which Minnesota mustered only two goals on 48 shots. The German netminder was beaten 3-0 by the Golden Knights in his last start, marking only the third time all season that Grubauer has allowed more than two goals.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 28 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Monday.
All three goals came in a span of 8:13 during the second period, but that was all it took to stick Grubauer with a loss. During a four-game series with Vegas, Grubauer got all four starts and won two of them. He allowed eight goals on 110 shots in that span against one of the league's best teams. The German netminder dropped to 9-4-0 with a 1.78 GAA and a .932 save percentage in 13 outings. With Pavel Francouz (lower body) nowhere near a return, Grubauer will be a workhorse for the foreseeable future. Next up is a home game versus the Wild on Wednesday.
Grubauer will guard the home cage in Monday's game versus the Golden Knights, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Grubauer boasts a .936 save percentage and a 1.67 GAA through 12 games, ranking second in the league in both categories. His phenomenal play has been maintained through the last three games against Vegas, as he recorded a .939 save percentage and a 2-1-0 record. Even against a heavyweight like the Golden Knights, fantasy players should feel confident deploying Grubauer on Monday.
Grubauer set aside 27 of 29 shots from the Golden Knights on Saturday, which was enough for him to secure a 3-2 win outdoors in Lake Tahoe.
Despite poor ice conditions forcing an eight-hour delay following the first period, Grubauer played the full 60 minutes, and he held on for the win even though Vegas managed a pair of goals against him under the twilight sky. Sitting comfortably among the league's elite, Grubauer ranks second in the league in save percentage (.935) and GAA (1.67).
Grubauer will start against the Golden Knights in Saturday's outdoor game at Lake Tahoe, Conor McGahey of Altitude TV reports.
Grubauer has been fantastic this season. He's recorded a .936 save percentage and an 8-3-0 record to start the year. The 29-year-old is also 1-1-0 against the Golden Knights this year. It figures to be another tough matchup, as the Golden Knights have averaged 3.07 goals per game (13th in the league).
Grubauer allowed two goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Grubauer took a hard-luck 1-0 loss in Sunday's meeting between the teams, but he bounced back reasonably well Tuesday. A Nazem Kadri goal in the final minute helped Grubauer notch his eighth win in 11 starts. The German netminder also has a 1.64 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season. The Avalanche are off until Saturday, where they'll face the Golden Knights outdoors on the shore of Lake Tahoe.
Grubauer will protect the road goal in Tuesday's game versus the Golden Knights, Steve Carp of Gaming Today reports.
Grubauer limited the Golden Knights to just one goal, but took the loss in Sunday's 1-0 game. The German netminder is 7-3-0 with a 1.61 GAA and a .937 save percentage through 10 appearances, so he's often been a strong choice in net.
Grubauer allowed one goal on 24 shots in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Golden Knights.
Grubauer was pretty good throughout the game, but Max Pacioretty struck early in the second period. That was enough to stick Grubauer with his third loss in 10 outings. He has a 7-3-0 record, a 1.61 GAA and a .937 save percentage in 2020-21. Consider this a hard-luck loss for the German, who will likely see start again in Vegas on Tuesday.
Grubauer will defend the road net in Sunday's game versus the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer will be back in the blue paint for the Avalanche's first game since Feb. 2. The 29-year-old was fantastic before the pause, registering a .934 save percentage, a 1.67 GAA and a 7-2-0 record. However, the Golden Knights are a heavyweight opponent, as they've averaged 3.33 goals per game -- 10th in the league.
Grubauer and the Avalanche will have their next four games postponed.
Colorado's game against the Wild on Thursday was postponed earlier this week, before the NHL announced more games will be skipped. This latest round of postponements affects the Avalanche's road games scheduled in St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday, as well as home games versus the Coyotes on Tuesday and Thursday. Grubauer and the Avalanche are currently scheduled to return to action Sunday, Feb. 14 against the Golden Knights.
Grubauer and the Avalanche won't play Thursday's game against the Wild after the game was postponed, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
The Wild have six players in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, while the Avalanche have one player in protocol. In turn, Thursday's game will be postponed to another date. The Avalanche's next scheduled game is Saturday against the Blues. The two teams play again Sunday, and Grubauer should start one of those games if they take place.
Grubauer stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 win over the Wild on Tuesday.
With Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) out, the Avalanche's offense was significantly reduced. That didn't bother Grubauer, who kept the Wild quiet, save for a second-period power-play tally from rookie Kirill Kaprizov. The 29-year-old Grubauer is humming along with a 1.67 GAA and a .934 save percentage to go with his 7-2-0 record in nine appearances. The German will likely get another go at the Wild on Thursday to finish off the teams' four-game series.
Grubauer was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's game-day skate, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes at home against the Wild.
Grubauer is riding a three-game winning streak featuring a 1.33 GAA and .944 save percentage. The 29-year-old German will have to continue performing at peak levels if the Avs are going to maintain their winning ways after Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) sustained an injury that has him labeled week-to-week.
Grubauer stopped 19 of 20 shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild.
Grubauer was only beaten on a laser from Matt Dumba in the first period. The win gave Grubauer his second three-game winning streak this season. The German netminder is 6-2-0 with a 1.75 GAA and a .930 save percentage through eight appearances. It's uncertain if Grubauer will start the second half of the back-to-back in Minnesota on Sunday, or if Hunter Miska will get his second start of the year.
Grubauer will patrol the crease during Saturday's road matchup with Minnesota, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer has been excellent early on this season, compiling a 5-2-0 record with two shutouts while maintaining an impressive 1.86 GAA and .928 save percentage through his first seven starts. He'll attempt to pick up a third straight win in a road matchup with a Wild team that's averaging 3.00 goals per game this campaign, 14th in the NHL.
Grubauer posted a 21-save shutout in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.
Grubauer and Devan Dubnyk were locked into a goaltending duel for 50 minutes before the Avalanche's second line helped Grubauer lock down a win. The 29-year-old German already has two shutouts in seven starts this year, matching his total from last year. He improved to 5-2-0 with a 1.86 GAA and a .928 save percentage. The Avalanche are headed on the road for a pair of games in Minnesota to start a four-game series, and Grubauer should be expected to start at least one of the road contests.
Grubauer will defend the home net in Thursday's game against the Sharks, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer has been impressive this season, and he'll likely handle a large workload until Pavel Francouz (lower body) returns from IR. Through six games, Grubauer has recorded a .919 save percentage and a 4-2-0 record. The 29-year-old draws a favorable matchup, as the Sharks have registered just 2.30 goals per game so far.
With backup goalie Pavel Francouz (lower body) placed on injured reserve, the Avalanche may need to play Grubauer more than originally planned.
During the abbreviated training camp, Colorado head coach Jared Bednar targeted Grubauer for 60-65 percent of the starts this season. That means about 35 games, but the Avalanche's top goalie has already started seven of eight and is expected to start Thursday against San Jose. It's unclear how much faith the team has in Hunter Miska, who replaced Francouz on the active roster and has just two NHL starts during his career. The Avs may seek another, more proven, backup goalie.
Grubauer stopped 27 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.
Unlike Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks, Grubauer received plenty of goal support from his teammates in this one. While he wasn't at his best, he didn't have to be to improve to 4-2-0 on the year. The German netminder has a 2.17 GAA and a .919 save percentage through two starts. With Pavel Francouz (lower body) still sidelined, expect to see a lot of Grubauer in the crease going forward.
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|02/22||vs LV||L 0-3||1||3||25||28|
|02/20||vs LV||W 3-2||1||2||27||29|
|02/16||@ LV||W 3-2||1||2||27||29|
|02/14||@ LV||L 0-1||1||1||23||24|
|02/02||vs MIN||W 2-1||1||1||27||28|
|01/30||@ MIN||W 5-1||1||1||19||20|
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