Grubauer signed a six-year, $35.4 million contract with the Kraken on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Grubauer was fantastic with the Avalanche last season, going 30-9-1 while posting an impressive 1.95 GAA and .922 save percentage, leading to his nomination as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy. Seattle already has Chris Driedger and Vitek Vanecek on its roster, but with a $5.9 million per year salary, Grubauer is clearly poised to serve as the team's No. 1 netminder for the foreseeable future. The Kraken may struggle to make the playoffs in their inaugural season, but Grubauer should nonetheless remain an attractive fantasy asset in 2021-22.
Grubauer allowed five goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 6. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.
With the Avalanche's season on the line, Grubauer turned in a dud. He didn't face a lot of traffic, but the Golden Knights got two goals from defensemen and another pair from their fourth line against Grubauer. The 29-year-old opened the postseason with six straight wins before suffering four straight losses in the Avalanche's second-round exit. The German is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he doesn't re-sign with the Avalanche.
Grubauer will tend the road twine for Thursday's Game 6 against Vegas, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Grubauer started strong in the series but has been shaky lately, as he's just 2-3-0 along with a 2.79 GAA and .917 save percentage in the series. The 29-year-old will return to Vegas, where he's surrendered eight goals on 78 shots in the series through two games. The German goaltender will need to provide a strong performance if the Avalanche want to keep their season alive Thursday.
Grubauer stopped 22 of 25 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Vegas on Tuesday.
Grubauer and the Avalanche appeared to be in good shape with a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes, but Vegas struck for a pair of goals in the first 4:07 of the third period and completed the comeback with Mark Stone's overtime tally on a partial breakaway. Neither of the other two goals could be pinned directly on Grubauer; the first came on a defensive turnover and the second on an easy backdoor tap-in. Still, Grubauer has allowed 11 goals over the last three games while seeing a 2-0 series lead slip away. He'll take a .925 overall playoff save percentage into Game 6 on Thursday.
Grubauer will protect the home goal in Tuesday's Game 5 versus the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Grubauer will make his ninth straight start in the playoffs. He's allowed eight goals on 78 shots over the last two games, losing both as the Golden Knights evened the series at two games apiece. The German goalie will look to give the Avalanche a pivotal 3-2 lead if he can emerge with a win Tuesday.
Grubauer allowed five goals on 35 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4.
Grubauer has faced a lot of shots (78) in the last two games, but it's a little surprising to see him give up eight goals in that span. He gave up all of 10 goals in the first six games of the playoffs. The Avalanche's usually stout defense has failed to protect the German netminder well recently, allowing the Golden Knights to find a bit more success. Look for Grubauer to start in Tuesday's crucial Game 5.
Grubauer will patrol the blue paint in Sunday's Game 4 clash in Vegas, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Grubauer will continue carrying the workload for the Avalanche. He suffered his first loss of the postseason in Game 3 on Friday, allowing three goals on 43 shots. Still, he's sporting an outstanding 1.86 GAA and .941 save percentage through seven playoff appearances.
Grubauer gave up three goals on 42 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 3.
Once again, Grubauer faced a lot of pressure from the Golden Knights, and this time they broke through for two goals in 45 seconds in the third period. That ended Grubauer's six-game winning streak to start the postseason. The German netminder has still allowed just 13 goals across seven games, and he'll look to get back in the win column in Sunday's Game 4.
Grubauer will get the starting nod for Game 3 in Vegas on Friday.
Grubauer has been dominant to start the postseason, going 6-0 with a stellar 1.66 GAA and .943 save percentage. The 29-year-old has allowed just three goals on 66 shots in the last two games against the Golden Knights. Dating back to the regular season, Grubauer has won his last nine starts and hasn't given up more than three goals in a game in over a month.
Grubauer made 39 saves on 41 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 2.
Grubauer had to be at his best, as the last 30 or so minutes of regulation saw the Golden Knights bombard him with pucks. Reilly Smith took a penalty in overtime, and Mikko Rantanen scored the game-winner to lift Grubauer and Avalanche to their sixth straight playoff win. In that span, Grubauer has allowed only 10 goals on 176 shots, a remarkable .943 save percentage. He'll likely be back in goal again for Friday's Game 3.
Grubauer will protect the home goal in Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Grubauer will make his sixth straight start in these playoffs. He's won the first five games with a 1.60 GAA and a .941 save percentage so far. The German netminder will look to backstop the Avalanche to a commanding 2-0 series lead.
Grubauer stopped 24 of 25 shots in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
In a highly anticipated series, Grubauer and the Avalanche took total control in Game 1. The German netminder wasn't particularly challenged by the Golden Knights offense as he racked up his fifth straight win in the playoffs. He's allowed only eight goals in those five contests, and he'll look to defend home ice again in Wednesday's Game 2.
Grubauer will be stationed between the pipes for Game 1 at home against Vegas on Sunday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Grubauer was terrific against St. Louis in the first round, recording a .936 save percentage in the four-game sweep. Dating back to the regular season, he's won his last seven starts while allowing just 10 goals on 182 shots during that span. In seven games against Vegas this season, the 29-year-old went 4-2-1 with a .935 save percentage and a 1.86 GAA.
Grubauer stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 5-2 win over St. Louis on Sunday in Game 4.
Outside of Vladimir Tarasenko's two-goal effort, nobody in the Blues lineup was able to solve Grubauer, although he didn't exactly face a ton of volume, either. The 29-year-old Grubauer logged a tidy 1.75 GAA and .936 save percentage in the four-game sweep and has won six consecutive starts dating back to the end of the regular season.
Grubauer will start Sunday's Game 4 in St. Louis, Callie Parmele of NHL.com reports.
Grubauer will look to complete the sweep, having allowed just five goals through three games as the Avalanche have thoroughly dominated the Blues. He put forth his best performance of the postseason in Game 3, setting aside 31 of 32 shots.
Grubauer stopped 31 of 32 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.
After a shaky effort in Game 2, Grubauer bounced back with a dominant performance Friday. He's given up just five goals through three games against the Blues, and the solid goaltending has helped the Avalanche take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. The German will probably start Sunday's Game 4 with a chance to complete a sweep and punch the Avalanche's ticket to the second round.
Grubauer will defend the blue paint during Friday's Game 3 versus St. Louis on the road.
Grubauer has been sharp through the first two games of the series, picking up back-to-back wins while posting an impressive .931 save percentage. He'll attempt to help the Avalanche secure a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Blues on Friday.
Grubauer allowed three goals on 35 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 2.
Grubauer was solid for the bulk of the first two periods before a somewhat sloppy (by his standards) third. A Nathan MacKinnon hat trick provided Grubauer with plenty of support to help the Avalanche take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. The 29-year-old goalie has given up four goals on 58 shots, and he'll look to keep the positive play going in St. Louis for Friday's Game 3.
Per Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com, Grubauer was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll be between the pipes for Wednesday's Game 2 versus St. Louis at home.
Grubauer was sharp in Monday's Game 1 against the Blues, stopping 22 of 23 shots en route to a 4-1 victory. The 29-year-old netminder will attempt to secure a second straight victory over the same St. Louis squad Wednesday.
Grubauer stopped 22 of 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Blues in Game 1.
Grubauer gave up a goal to Jordan Kyrou in the second period, but the Avalanche frequently controlled the pace of the game. The 29-year-old Grubauer posted a 30-9-1 record with a 1.95 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 40 regular-season appearances. He'll be the unquestioned No. 1 goalie for the Avalanche, so expect to see the German in goal again for Wednesday's Game 2.