Grubauer allowed three goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 7.
Grubauer was never able to fully recover from a two-goal first period, and Sharks winger Joonas Donskoi's goal in the second frame sealed the Avalanche's fate. Grubauer gave up 18 goals in the series, good for a 2.60 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Grubauer will patrol the crease in Wednesday's Game 7 against the Sharks in San Jose, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Grubauer wasn't great in Game 6, allowing three goals on 22 shots, but he ultimately did enough to pick up his fourth home win of the playoffs, helping his team force a do-or-die Game 7. The German netminder will look to keep rolling and help guide his club to an appearance in the Western Conference finals against St. Louis by trying to secure his fourth road victory of this postseason Wednesday.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 22 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sharks in Game 6.
Grubauer wasn't at his best, but a three-point night from J.T. Compher and an overtime winner by Gabriel Landeskog helped secure the series-tying result. Grubauer has allowed 15 goals in six contests in the series, and will likely start again in a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday.
Grubauer will be between the pipes for Monday's Game 6 home clash with San Jose, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Through the first five games of this second-round series, Grubauer has faced an average of 32.2 shots, but maintained a .925 save percentage despite the high volume of rubber. The netminder has been dominate at home in the postseason, where he is 3-1 with a 1.69 GAA, and will no doubt be eager to utilize a home-ice advantage to force a Game 7 back in San Jose on Wednesday.
Grubauer allowed two goals on 39 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks in Game 5.
He was under siege throughout the contest, and while Grubauer only allowed two goals to Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, that was all it took to saddle the German goaltender with the loss. Grubauer will have to be at his best for Monday's Game 6 as the Avalanche face elimination.
Grubauer will patrol the crease in Saturday's Game 5 against the Sharks in San Jose, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer was unbeatable in Thursday's Game 4, turning aside all 32 shots the Sharks fired en route to his first career postseason shutout. The German backstop will look to stay dialed in and help his team return to Colorado for Monday's Game 6 with a chance to close out the series at home by securing his fourth road victory of the playoffs Saturday.
Grubauer earned a 32-save shutout in Thursday's 3-0 Game 4 win over the Sharks.
Grubauer's had mixed results in the second round, but he was at the top of his game Thursday. It's the first postseason shutout of his career. Grubauer should start again in Saturday's Game 5.
Grubauer will guard the cage in Thursday's Game 4 against the Sharks in Colorado, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer was a little shaky during Tuesday's Game 3, surrendering three goals on 30 shots en route to his third loss of this postseason. The German goaltender will look to bounce back and help his team head back to San Jose for Game 5 with the series tied at two games apiece by picking up a much-needed victory at home Thursday.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 3.
Grubauer has allowed 10 goals in three games against the Sharks, matching how many he surrendered over five games in the first round. Grubauer has earned a bit of trust with a 1.85 GAA and a .942 save percentage since the start of March, but he will need to turn around his recent struggles if the Avalanche are to escape the second round.
Grubauer will start Game 3 at home versus the Sharks on Tuesday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer has had sole possession of the net for the Avalanche in the 2018 playoffs, with pending unrestricted free agent Semyon Varlamov available in a backup capacity. The former hung on for a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Sunday, and now even-keeled series is in Colorado for the first time.
Grubauer stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Sharks, allowing the Avs to even up the series.
Grubauer and the Avs were much stronger after Game 1's hiccup. It got a little hairy at the end, with the Sharks scoring with 10 seconds left with the extra skater, but Grubauer and the Avs were able to hold on.
Grubauer will draw the start for Sunday's Game 2 tilt against San Jose, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.
Grubauer was lit up for four goals on 26 shots in Colorado's Game 1 loss on Friday. The Avalanche are hoping for him to get back to his Round 1 ways, where he recorded a 1.90 GAA and .939 save percentage while going 4-1-0.
Grubauer allowed four goals on 26 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 1 of the second-round playoff series.
The Avalanche hadn't played since they eliminated the Flames in five games on April 19, so the week off may have caused Grubauer to get a bit rusty. He should be between the pipes again for Sunday's Game 2.
Grubauer will be in net for Friday's Game 1 against the Sharks, Kevin Woodley of NHL.com reports.
Grubauer seemed to grow more confident as the opening-round series versus the Flames moved along, allowing no more than two goals in the final four contests after letting in three in Game 1. He will retake the cage for Game 1 of the second round, squaring off against a Sharks club that ended Game 7 of the opening round with a bang, notching four goals in the third period to tie the game versus the Golden Knights and another in overtime to clinch the series.
Grubauer stopped 28 of 29 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Flames in Game 5.
The win, Grubauer's fourth straight, sent the Avalanche to the second round. Grubauer finished the round with a 4-1 record, 1.90 GAA and .939 save percentage. The Avalanche will face the winner of the Sharks versus Golden Knights series, with Grubauer likely to continue as the primary starter.
Grubauer will get the starting nod for Friday's Game 5 matchup with Calgary on the road, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Grubauer is riding a three-game winning streak in which he posted a 1.82 GAA and .946 save percentage. The German netminder will need to continue to perform well if he is going to continue to stymie the Flames' high-powered offense that averaged 3.52 goals in the regular season (third highest in the league).
Grubauer made 35 saves on 37 shots in Wendesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flames in Game 4.
Down 2-0 with 13 minutes to go, Grubauer turned into a wall, allowing the Avalanche to pull off the comeback win that gives them a 3-1 series lead. Grubauer will likely get a chance to close out the series in Game 5 on Friday.
Grubauer will get the starting nod for Wednesday's Game 4 home clash with Calgary, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Grubauer gave up a pair of goals in each of his previous two outings while facing a combined 66 shots (.939 save percentage). It was an inconsistent season for the German, as he went 18-9-5 with three shutouts and a 2.64 GAA in 37 appearances and was forced to split time with Semyon Varlamov. The netminder will look to keep rolling versus the Flames' star-studded offense and take a 3-1 series lead Wednesday.
Grubauer stopped 27 of 29 shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Flames in Game 3.
Grubauer got no help in Game 1, but he's been great since then to help the Avalanche to a 2-1 series lead. Having his offense go off for six goals and 56 shots in this contest likely helped to ease his workload. Grubauer will likely be coach Jared Bednar's choice for Game 4 on Wednesday.
Grubauer will patrol the crease in Monday's Game 3 at home against Calgary, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Grubauer was outstanding in Game 2, turning aside 35 of 37 shots as the Avalanche evened the series at one. There has only been a total of nine goals in two games for both clubs, so Grubauer will need a strong start. In six career playoff games, the German is 2-2-0 to go along with a .878 save percentage and 3.47 GAA.
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