Korpisalo made 34 saves in a 3-2 OT loss to Tampa Bay.
Korpisalo played well and stole several goals from the Bolts' snipers. But the demands of today's NHL mean that the Jackets are likely to use a platoon for most of the year. That puts a lot of pressure on fantasy managers to stay on top of their rosters. Korpisalo has done nothing but deliver in every stat column, so bond him with another 1B twinetender and you'll be just fine.
Korpisalo will get the starting nod at home versus the Lightning on Thursday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Korpisalo has performed well this season, as he is 1-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .944 save percentage in two appearances. Still, coach John Tortorella has continued to split the starts between Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins and may continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Korpisalo turned aside 35 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
After a solid debut in a losing effort Thursday, Korpisalo looked like last year's playoff star in this one to earn the first win of the season for the Jackets. He denied Tyler Bertuzzi at point-blank range in the first period, then came up with a number of big stops late in the third while Detroit had its net empty, although he was eventually beaten by Bobby Ryan on a goal that was initially waved off due to goalie interference but was then allowed on replay. Korpisalo even notched an assist on Pierre-Luc Dubois' game-winner. It should be Elvis Merzlikins' turn in the crease Tuesday in a rematch with the Wings, but out of the gate Korpisalo has been the better of the two netminders and seems closer to seizing the No. 1 role for Columbus.
Korpisalo will start Monday's matinee against the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Korpisalo didn't play poorly in his first action of the season but still came away with a loss in Nashville despite stopping 32 of 34 shots. He gets an excellent opportunity to bounce back against a Detroit team that finished last in the league standings last season, though the 0-2-0 Blue Jackets are currently looking up at the 1-1-0 Red Wings in the standings this season.
Korpisalo stopped 32 of 34 shots Thursday in a 3-1 loss at Nashville.
Korpisalo was beaten twice on wristers from the faceoff circle, first by Luke Kunin from the right side in the second period, then by Filip Forsberg at the left dot during the final frame. The 26-year-old Korpisalo stayed plenty busy throughout the night, with seven of his saves coming during Nashville power plays. Korpisalo went 19-12-5 last season with a 2.60 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Korpisalo will defend the road goal during Thursday's matchup with the Predators.
Korpisalo played pretty well last season, posting a 19-12-5 record while registering a 2.60 GAA and .911 save percentage in 37 appearances. The 26-year-old Finn will likely face a lot of rubber Thursday, as the Predators averaged 33.1 shots on net per game last campaign, fifth in the NHL.
Korpisalo will get the starting nod for Wednesday's Game 5 clash with Tampa Bay.
Korpisalo is sporting a 1.65 GAA and .950 save percentage through the first four games of the series but has secured just one win thus far. As long as the netminder continues to perform at an elite level, he should give his offense the opportunity to stave off elimination.
Korpisalo made 20 saves Monday during the Blue Jackets' 2-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 4 of their first-round series.
All the scoring came during a six-minute stretch to open the second period, and Korpisalo had little chance on either Tampa goal. He nearly stopped the first one, just getting his blocker on Barclay Goodrow's shot from in close, and the second came on a redirected blast by Kevin Shattenkirk from the top of the circle. Korpisalo's .953 save percentage this postseason isn't reflected in his 3-4 record, but nonetheless the Jackets are now facing elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Korpisalo will be between the pipes in Game 4 versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Korpisalo faced 30-plus shots for the fourth straight game and should continue to face plenty of pressure from the Lightning, who have averaged 41.0 shots per game in the postseason. Considering Columbus is converting at a rate of just 2.38 goals per game in eight playoff contests, he'll likely need to be solid again Monday for a shot at a victory.
Korpisalo allowed three goals on 34 shots Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 3.
It was the fifth straight start in which Korpisalo was forced to make 30-plus saves. He was caught straying from his post on a 2-on-1 on Alex Killorn's opening goal in the first period, then was beaten on point-blank looks by Brayden Point and Victor Hedman. Despite the loss, Korpisalo owns a sparkling 1.51 GAA and .956 save percentage in seven postseason appearances.
Korpisalo will tend the twine in Saturday's Game 3 matchup against the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Korpisalo has been absolutely lights-out this postseason with a .962 save percentage and 1.30 GAA, and he'll need to keep it up for the Blue Jackets to take their first lead of the series. The Finnish netminder faced plenty of action in Thursday's 3-1 win, denying 36 shots, and he's tough to fade even against the highly touted Lightning.
Korpisalo made 36 saves in a 3-1 win over the Lightning on Thursday.
Korpisalo is 3-2 with a 1.30 GAA, .962 save percentage and two shutouts in six postseason games. The Bolts opened with a flurry and had the game's first 10 shots. Nikita Kucherov scored at 5:24 of the first, but Korpisalo bricked up the twine tent from that point out. His talent isn't a secret anymore.
Korpisalo is slated to start Thursday's Game 2 against the Lightning.
On the heels of his 85-save performance in Game 1, Korpisalo will be back between the pipes Thursday. Through five postseason outings, the Finnish netminder is sporting a 2-2 record with a 1.34 GAA and .960 save percentage. The netminder figures to keep racking up the saves in Game 2, though he's unlikely to see anywhere close to the same amount of rubber after the 5OT marathon that was Game 1.
Korpisalo set a new NHL record by making 85 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 quintuple-overtime loss to the Lightning during Game 1.
At one point, the 26-year-old made over 50 consecutive stops, but Korpisalo and the Jackets finally succumbed just past the six-hour mark of the contest. He shattered the old record for saves in a single game of 73, set by Kelly Hrudey in 1987 -- an impressive achievement made all the more remarkable considering it was only Korpisalo's fifth career postseason game. He now has an absurd .960 save percentage in the playoffs, and he'll try to get as much rest as he can before the teams meet again in Game 2 on Thursday afternoon.
Korpisalo will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 1 clash with the Lightning, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Korpisalo went 2-1 with a 1.45 GAA in his four outings during the play-in round clash with Toronto. The netminder was given the hook in Game 3 and then watched from the bench in Game 4. Still, with the series on the line, the Finn posted a 33-save shutout performance Sunday to secure the series-clinching win.
Korpisalo kicked away 33 shots in a 3-0 victory over Toronto on Sunday in Game 5.
Korpisalo closed out the series the same way he opened it: with a shutout victory. The 26-year-old was locked in throughout the night, but perhaps his biggest save was a glove stop on an Andreas Johnsson one-timer in the third period shortly after Columbus had stretched the lead to 2-0. Korpisalo logged a spectacular .956 save percentage in his four appearances during the series and will face No. 2 seed Tampa Bay in Round 1.
Korpisalo will guard the cage during Sunday's Game 5 versus Toronto, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Korpisalo was fantastic in the first two games of the series, registering a combined 1.02 GAA and .970 save percentage, but he stumbled in Game 3, surrendering three goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Elvis Merzlikins, which led to Merzlikins getting the starting nod for Game 4. Merzlikins didn't play poorly in Friday's Game 4 loss, but coach John Tortorella has nonetheless decided to go back to the netminder he trusted to lead the way to begin the postseason for a must-win Game 5. If Korpi is able to secure the second postseason win of his career Sunday, he'll likely continue to serve as the Blue Jackets' No. 1 option heading into the next round.
Korpisalo gave up three goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Elvis Merzlikins in Thursday's 4-3 win in Game 3 versus Maple Leafs.
Korpisalo was ineffective against the Maple Leafs, forcing head coach John Tortorella to make the change between the pipes. Merzlikins played admirably, stopping 21 shots while backstopping the Blue Jackets to a comeback. It remains to be seen which netminder will get the nod for Friday's Game 4.
Korpisalo will get the starting nod in Thursday's Game 3 clash with Toronto, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Despite losing Game 2, Korpisalo put up solid numbers as he stopped 36 of 38 shots, giving him a two-game save percentage of .970. If the Finnish netminder can maintain that level of production, he should be able to help secure a 2-1 series lead, though he'll need some offensive support.
Korpisalo stopped 36 of 38 shots Tuesday in a 3-0 loss to Toronto in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Korpisalo, who blanked the Maple Leafs in Game 1, was terrific once again, holding Toronto off the board until an Auston Matthews redirect found the net with four minutes left in the second period. The only other goal allowed by Korpisalo was a John Tavares breakaway early in the final frame. Korpisalo has turned away 64 of 66 shots (.970 save percentage) in the series so far, cementing himself as Columbus' No. 1 goaltender.
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