Demko turned aside 38 of 40 shots Tuesday in a 4-2 victory over Calgary.
Demko was given a 3-0 cushion midway through the third period and hung on for the win despite a pair of late goals by the Flames. The 25-year-old has won consecutive starts for the first time since mid-March, although he'll almost certainly be on the bench for Wednesday afternoon's season finale. If that is indeed a wrap on Demko's 2020-21 campaign, he'll have finished 16-18-1 with a 2.85 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Demko will patrol the crease during Tuesday's home game versus Calgary.
Demko was sharp in his last start Saturday against the Oilers, stopping 31 of 32 shots en route to a 4-1 victory. The 25-year-old backstop will attempt to secure his 16th win of the season in a home matchup with a hot Flames team that's won three straight games.
Demko turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday.
Edmonton was simply playing out the string as a tune-up for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but full credit to Demko nonetheless for keeping the Oilers' big guns in check. The 25-year-old sports a 15-18-1 record to go with a 2.87 GAA and .914 save percentage. He has a chance to take his game to another level in 2021-22 with an improved situation around him and will likely be among the first 15-20 goalies taken in fantasy drafts, but Demko's focus for now will remain on the Canucks' final three games, even with Vancouver having been eliminated from playoff contention.
Demko will start Saturday's game in Edmonton.
While some of the league is starting the postseason, Demko and the Canucks are playing out the string on an unsuccessful regular season that was derailed by a COVID-19 outbreak in late March and much of April. The Canucks have looked like a team that just want to get their season over with, dropping nine of their last 11 games, so Demko will be tough to trust against the top-heavy Oilers offense.
Demko allowed four goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Flames.
Demko has allowed four or more tallies in five of his last seven games. The 25-year-old netminder dropped to 14-18-1 with a 2.93 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 33 contests overall. He's fading of late, likely due to the Canucks' compressed schedule to finish the season. With a pair of back-to-backs left on the schedule, Demko and Braden Holtby figure to each get two more starts this year.
Demko will patrol the crease during Thursday's road game versus the Flames.
Demko was fantastic in his last start Monday against Winnipeg, stopping 39 of 40 shots en route to a 3-1 win. He'll attempt to secure his 15th victory of the season in a road matchup with a Calgary club that's averaging 3.12 goals per game at home this campaign, 14th in the NHL.
Demko turned away 39 of 40 shots Monday in a 3-1 win over the Jets.
That was the best performance in quite some time for Demko, who entered the night having allowed three-plus goals in each of his previous five starts. Kyle Connor's one-timer on the doorstep midway through the first period was the only sniff of offense for the Jets, as Demko picked up just his second regulation victory since mid-March. The 25-year-old improved to 14-17-1 on the year with a 2.89 GAA and .914 save percentage. He isn't likely to be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's rematch.
Demko will start Monday's game in Winnipeg.
This is the first leg of a back-to-back set between these teams, so Braden Holtby will likely get the nod Tuesday, though no official announcement has been made on that front. Demko and the Jets have both been heading in the wrong direction recently, so something's got to give Monday. The 25-year-old netminder is 1-7-0 in his last eight starts with four-plus goals allowed in six of those, while the Jets are 1-8-0 in their last nine games.
Demko allowed four goals on 34 shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.
A chaotic six-goal second period ended with the Oilers ahead by a goal, and despite Demko's perfect third period, he took the loss. The 25-year-old has lost seven of his last eight games. He's at 13-17-1 with a 2.96 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 31 appearances. The Canucks continue their road trip in Winnipeg on Monday, but it may be Braden Holtby's turn for a start in that contest.
Demko will start Saturday's game against the Oilers, Farhan Lalji of TSn.ca reports.
Demko's had a rough go of it lately for the struggling Canucks, though he managed to set aside 39 of 42 shots to beat the Oilers when these teams last met Thursday. That win snapped a personal six-game losing streak for Demko and got him in the win column for the first time since March 19. The 25-year-old netminder projects to be in for another busy outing behind the porous Canucks defense against Connor McDavid and Co.
Demko gave up three goals on 42 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
Demko couldn't slow down the Oilers' top line, but he got plenty of help from the Canucks offense in this contest. The 25-year-old improved to 13-16-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 30 appearances. The Canucks and Oilers finish a four-game series Saturday, but it's undetermined which of Demko or Braden Holtby will get the start.
Demko will guard the road cage during Thursday's matchup with Edmonton.
Demko struggled in his last start Tuesday against the Oilers, surrendering four goals on just 27 shots en route to a 4-1 defeat. The 25-year-old netminder will attempt to shake off that poor performance and snap his personal six-game losing streak in a rematch with the same Edmonton squad Thursday.
Demko allowed four goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Demko held off the Oilers for nearly two whole periods. Late in the second period, Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Evan Bouchard added another tally, which sent Demko on the path to his sixth straight loss. The 25-year-old goalie is now 12-16-1 with a 2.91 GAA and a .911 save percentage through 29 appearances.
Demko will start Tuesday's game against visiting Edmonton, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Demko hasn't emerged victorious since March 24 -- a span of five games. His 3.89 GAA and .872 save percentage during that time don't exactly inspire confidence, and as such, it's difficult to recommend the 25-year-old Tuesday against Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl & Co.
Demko made 25 saves in a 5-1 loss to Toronto on Saturday.
He allowed four goals. Demko can't really be faulted at this point. The Canucks are a couple steps behind because of all those games lost to COVID-19. That means their netminder, no matter who is in net, needs to be close to perfect. Demko tried, but Auston Matthews and the Leafs picked the Orcas apart. He's still looking for his first win since March 19.
Per Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, Demko was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll be between the pipes for Saturday's road game versus Toronto.
Demko wasn't great in his last start Wednesday versus the Senators, surrendering five goals on 32 shots en route to a 6-3 loss. He'll try to bounce back and snap his personal four-game losing streak in a tough road matchup with a hot Maple Leafs team that's won four straight games.
Demko stopped 27 of 32 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Senators.
Ottawa's final goal was scored into an empty net. Demko is stumbling to the finish line as he's lost four straight starts while coughing up 15 total goals, and he sports a 2.83 GAA and .915 save percentage on the season.
Demko (lower body) will start between the pipes in Wednesday's road game versus the Senators.
Demko missed Monday's loss to Ottawa due to a lower-body injury, but whatever held him out of that contest must have been minor. He'll try to snap his personal three-game losing streak in a road matchup with a Senators squad that's averaged just 2.63 goals per game at home this campaign, 26th in the NHL.
Demko (lower body) won't play Monday against the Senators and is considered day-to-day.
Braden Holtby will start Monday's game, while Arturs Silovs will work as the backup with Demko sidelined. Demko will hope to heal up in time to return for Wednesday's rematch with Ottawa, though he'll likely have to settle for an even split at best with Holtby moving forward due to the latter's strong play since the team returned from its COVID-19 layoff.
Demko allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Senators. The third goal was an empty-netter.
Demko's first start in nearly a month didn't go very well, but that was because his Canucks teammates couldn't solve Matt Murray. The 25-year-old Demko slipped to 12-13-1 with a 2.74 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 26 appearances. Braden Holtby has been excellent since the Canucks' season resumed -- if Demko can't find a groove quickly, he could be relegated to backup duties.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/18||vs CGY||W 4-2||1||2||38||40|
|05/15||@ EDM||W 4-1||1||1||31||32|
|05/13||@ CGY||L 1-4||1||4||24||28|
|05/10||@ WPG||W 3-1||1||1||39||40|
|05/08||@ EDM||L 3-4||1||4||30||34|
|05/06||@ EDM||W 6-3||1||3||39||42|
|05/04||vs EDM||L 1-4||1||4||23||27|
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