Demko allowed one goal on 36 shots in a 7-1 win over the Senators on Monday.
Demko struggled in his first three starts -- he allowed at least four goals each time -- but he was locked in Monday. Only Austin Watson got a puck behind Demko in this game. There's still a lot of work for the 25-year-old goalie to do before fantasy managers can regularly trust him. Demko should get another crack at the Senators on Thursday if head coach Travis Green continues to alternate his goalies, as Braden Holtby would play Wednesday.
Demko will guard the crease for Monday's home contest against Ottawa.
After Braden Holtby made his fourth start of the season Saturday, Demko will now make his fourth start as the two continue to alternate. The 25-year-old hasn't looked like himself yet, posting a 5.45 GAA and .866 save percentage for the year after getting plastered for seven goals in his last outing. Demko will have a chance to turn things around against an Ottawa team that averages just 2.80 goals per game to start the season.
Demko gave up seven goals on 42 shots in a 7-3 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday.
Behind a patchwork defense, Demko didn't stand much of a chance against a Canadiens team that controlled play for much of the contest. The result was the worst of Demko's three losses this year. The 25-year-old has allowed a staggering 16 goals through three appearances, with just an .866 save percentage. He'd be relegated to full-time backup duties, but Braden Holtby hasn't been much better. Fantasy managers expecting a repeat of Demko's strong playoff performance from August shouldn't hold their breath.
Demko will start Thursday's home game against the Canadiens, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
The teams combined for a 6-5 scoreline Wednesday, with Braden Holtby's work in the shootout helping the Canucks to a win. Now it's Demko's turn to work in the crease in the second half of a back-to-back. The 25-year-old has allowed nine goals over two starts this year, both losses, so he's a risky option for fantasy managers to deploy.
Demko surrendered four goals on 31 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Flames on Monday. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Demko took his second loss of the year, unable to hold off a surge from the Flames over the final two periods. With nine goals allowed through his first two starts, Demko isn't making a strong case to earn more than a 50-50 split with Braden Holtby any time soon. It'll likely be Holtby starting two of the next three games, all of which are at home versus the Canadiens.
Demko will get the starting nod for Monday's contest against Calgary, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Demko coughed up five goals on 46 shots in his only start this season, taking the loss against Edmonton. Through four games, the 25-year-old has split starts evenly with Braden Holtby.
Demko gave up five goals on 46 shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Demko was victimized by the Oilers' big three, as Connor McDavid led the way with a hat trick, Leon Draisaitl supplied four helpers, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins posted a three-point game. It was a tough debut for Demko, who had a 3.06 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 27 regular-season contests. Given Demko's struggles, it'll likely be Braden Holtby in goal for the first of two straight contests versus the Flames on Saturday.
Demko will start Thursday's contest against Edmonton.
Demko handled back up duties in Wednesday's win over the Oilers, but he'll get the nod himself on the second leg of the back-to-back. Last season with the Canucks, the 25-year-old went 13-10-2 along with a 3.06 GAA and .905 save percentage in 27 appearances. Demko will have his hands full with Connor McDavid and the rest of the potent Edmonton offense Thursday.
Demko stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights in Friday's Game 7. The last two goals were empty-netters.
Demko's shutout streak reached 138:40, dating back to Game 5, but Shea Theodore beat him five seconds into a Vegas power play in the third period. It's through no fault of Demko's that the Canucks' season ended Friday -- he stopped 128 of the 130 shots he faced in parts of four games during the series. At one point, the San Diego native made 98 straight saves. His strong playoff performance could give the Canucks something to ponder in the offseason, as the 24-year-old could be ready to take over the starting gig in 2020-21.
Demko will draw the start in Friday's Game 7 showdown with Vegas, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Demko has been nothing short of incredible over the last two games. With the Canucks facing a 3-1 series deficit, the 24-year-old won back-to-back contests, stopping a combined 90-of-91 shots. He'll need one more big performance to help Vancouver pull off a historic postseason comeback.
Demko posted a 48-save shutout in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6.
Demko has been lights-out since taking over starting duties for the injured Jacob Markstrom (groin). In two games, both wins, Demko has made 90 saves on 91 shots to help the Canucks tie the series at three games apiece. He's been busy, but he'll likely have to make a quick turnaround to be ready for Friday's Game 7.
Demko will draw the start for Thursday's Game 6 showdown against the Golden Knights, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Demko absolutely dominated filling in for the injured Jacob Markstrom (groin) in Game 5, stopping 42 of 43 shots en route to the victory in his first career playoff start.
Demko made 42 saves on 43 shots in a 2-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Demko's first career playoff start came with the Canucks' season on the line. He was tested heavily, but the 24-year-old was up to the challenge. Demko previously played 8:26 in Game 1 versus the Golden Knights, stopping five shots. He had a 3.06 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 27 appearances during the regular season. Should Jacob Markstrom (groin) remain out, Demko would likely start Thursday's Game 6.
Demko, as expected, will guard the crease against the Golden Knights for Tuesday's Game 5, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
Demko will take over between the pipes since Jacob Markstrom is reportedly dealing with a lower-body issue. It will be Demko's first career playoff start.
Demko is expected to start Tuesday's Game 5 versus Vegas, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 AM reports.
Jacob Markstrom is dealing with a lower-body issue, so if he's unable to go as expected, Demko will get call between the pipes for Tuesday's must-win contest. In 27 appearances during the regular season, the 24-year-old backstop went 13-10-2 with a 3.06 GAA and .905 save percentage. In his one substitute outing during the postseason, Demko stopped all five shots he faced.
Demko stopped all five shots he faced in relief of Jacob Markstrom in Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 1.
Demko came into the contest and played 8:26 after Markstrom was pulled from the contest. It was Demko's first appearance in the playoffs this year. It's unclear if head coach Travis Green will stick with Markstrom or give Demko a start for Tuesday's Game 2, but Demko has just 38 total appearances in his career.
Demko stopped 45 of 49 shots in a 5-4 shootout win over the Islanders.
Demko was kept busy throughout the game, but he settled in over the final 20 minutes of play and then stopped all three of the Islanders' shootout attempts. The 24-year-old goalie improved to 13-10-2 with a 3.06 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 27 appearances this year.
According to Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver, Demko was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus the Islanders.
Demko has struggled recently, compiling a 1-4-0 record while posting a sub-par 3.05 GAA and .897 save percentage through his last five appearances. He'll attempt to get back on track in a home matchup with a free-falling Islanders club that's gone 0-3-3 in its last six games.
Demko gave up two goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Demko has lost four of his last five starts, although Sunday was the first time he allowed fewer than three goals in that span. The 24-year-old goalie dipped to 12-10-2 with a 3.03 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 26 appearances. Expect Demko to continue to see most of the starts with Jacob Markstrom (lower body) out.
Demko will patrol the home crease for Sunday's home clash versus Columbus.
Demko has been decent in his past five starts, going 2-3-0 along with a 3.22 GAA and .902 save percentage over that span. He'll draw a solid matchup against a Blue Jackets offense that ranks 27th in the league in goals per game this season (2.58).
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