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August 5, 2020 09:24 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Perfect in round-robin win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz turned in a 27-save shutout Wednesday in a 4-0 round-robin victory over Dallas.

Francouz registered his first career NHL postseason victory in his first appearance, though he was well-supported by his teammates. Francouz took a backseat to Philipp Grubauer in Sunday's opener against St. Louis, but after logging a .923 save percentage during the regular season and turning in a steady effort Wednesday, Colorado coach Jared Bednar has a decision to make ahead of Saturday's clash with Vegas.

August 5, 2020 06:44 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: In goal against Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will patrol the crease during Wednesday's round-robin clash with the Stars,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Francouz has been excellent in 2019-20, compiling a 21-7-4 record while posting a 2.41 GAA and .923 save percentage in 34 appearances. The 30-year-old will attempt to pick up his first NHL postseason win in a matchup with a Dallas squad that only averaged 2.58 goals per game during the regular season, 26th in the league.

May 8, 2020 03:00 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Shines in 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz entered the mid-March league hiatus with a .923 save percentage and 2.41 GAA across 31 starts.

After playing professionally in Europe for many years, the 29-year-old spent most of last season in the AHL and made the jump to becoming a full-time NHLer in 2019-20. Francouz has been nothing short of fantastic in filling in for injured started Philipp Grubauer (now healthy), as his save percentage and GAA rank an impressive fifth and seventh, respectively, among all league netminders. The Czech should be a very trendy DFS option once play resumes and will undoubtedly be highly ranked on fantasy cheat sheets heading into next season.

March 12, 2020 01:32 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Regains form in overtime win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Francouz picked up his second win in his last five outings with the solid performance, which was his best in that span. The Czech netminder improved to 21-7-4 with a 2.41 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 34 contests.

March 11, 2020 01:48 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Getting look in cage Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will take on the Rangers on home ice Wednesday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Francouz hasn't fared particularly well between the pipes of late, surrendering three or more goals in each of his last four outings. He will aim to turn his fortunes around Wednesday versus a Rangers club notching 3.27 goals per game on the road, but his days as the workhorse netminder could be numbered if Philipp Grubauer's (lower body) tentative mid-March return date holds true.

March 10, 2020 02:12 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Lacking goal support
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz gave up three goals on 35 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Kings on Monday.

Francouz has allowed 15 goals in his last four games, while his Avalanche teammates have scored 11 in that span. His regression late in the year has made Francouz an unreliable asset in fantasy, despite his season numbers at a 20-7-4 record with a 2.43 GAA and a .922 save percentage. The Avalanche are back home Wednesday to face the Rangers.

March 9, 2020 04:08 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: In crease Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will defend the crease on the road versus the Kings on Monday, Adrian Dater of reports.

Francouz will appear in back-to-back games after stopping 22 of 25 shots against San Jose on Sunday. The Czech netminder has played in 11 of the Avs' previous 12 contests since Philip Grubauer suffered a lower-body injury versus Los Angeles on Feb. 15. At some point, the team may need to consider giving Michael Hutchinson another look in goal.

March 9, 2020 01:36 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Gets job done in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz yielded three goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Sunday.

Francouz has won seven of his last nine starts, but he's allowed 12 goals in his last three games. He's up to 20-6-4 with a 2.41 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 32 appearances this year. The Czech netminder should continue to see most of the starts while Philipp Grubauer (lower body) remains out.

March 8, 2020 03:16 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Back in net Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will guard the road cage for Sunday's game against the Sharks, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Francouz will hope to rebound off a rough outing Friday against Vancouver, as he surrendered five goals on 24 shots. He's been strong in his past five starts, however, going 3-1-1 along with a 2.95 GAA and .910 save percentage. The 29-year-old will draw a nice matchup against a Sharks offense that ranks 28th in the league in goals per game this season (2.57).

March 7, 2020 02:44 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Rough outing in Vancouver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz yielded five goals on 24 shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.

Francouz's last two outings have been tough -- he's gone 0-1-1 with nine goals allowed. The 29-year-old goalie slipped to 19-6-4 with a 2.39 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 31 appearances this season. The Avalanche next play in San Jose on Sunday, which will be a more favorable matchup should Francouz get the start.

March 6, 2020 03:12 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: In goal Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will tend the twine Friday in Vancouver versus the Canucks, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Francouz's six-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday in an overtime loss against the Ducks. Four of those six wins came on the road, where he posted a 1.23 GAA and a .956 save percentage. He will aim to keep the road success gong Friday versus a Canucks team that has lost four straight games.

March 5, 2020 01:00 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Falls short in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks on Wednesday.

It was a back-and-forth game, but the Ducks came out on top with Rickard Rakell's goal with just 1.2 seconds left on the clock in overtime. Francouz slipped to 19-5-4 with a 2.29 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 30 appearances. The overtime loss ended the netminder's six-game winning streak. He'll try to get back on track Friday in Vancouver.

March 4, 2020 01:20 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Seeking seventh straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will defend the home net in Wednesday's matchup against the Ducks, Conor McGahey of Altitude Sports Radio reports.

Francouz has been lights out since Philipp Grubauer (lower body) was placed on injured reserve, stringing together six straight wins and posting a .957 save percentage to keep pace in the Central Division. Grubauer is expected to return in mid-March, according to Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic, but Francouz should still be a hot commodity heading into the fantasy playoff period. He'll look to stay hot against the Ducks, who rank 24th with 2.47 goals per road contest this year.

February 29, 2020 11:52 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Playing hot, hot, hot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz made 30 saves in a 3-2 win over Nashville on Saturday.

Hot is hot, but Francouz is absolutely sizzling. He has allowed just eight goals on a six-game winning streak. And overall, he's 19-5 with a 2.24 GAA and .929 save percentage. Francouz is a must-play right now.

February 29, 2020 06:40 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Tasked with taming Predators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will be in goal for Saturday's game against Nashville, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Francouz has been red hot of late with five straight wins and will be looking for a sixth when the Avalanche take on the Predators. He's given up no more than two goals in any of his previous five starts, making Francouz a solid play in this weekend matchup.

February 29, 2020 04:28 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Win streak at five
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz turned aside 45 shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

The 45 saves were a season high for the 29-year-old, who continues to impress with Philipp Grubauer (lower body) on the shelf. Francouz has gone 5-1-1 since Grubauer's injury while winning five straight, and he's posted a dazzling 1.72 GAA and .942 save percentage over that span.

February 28, 2020 12:44 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Starting in Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will guard the goal during Friday's road game versus the Hurricanes, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports.

Francouz has been seemingly unbeatable of late, racking up four straight wins while posting an exceptional 0.98 GAA and .963 save percentage. The 29-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling in a road matchup with a Carolina club that's only averaged two goals per game over its last three home matches.

February 26, 2020 11:08 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Nets fourth straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz made 31 saves Wednesday in a 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Colorado hasn't missed a beat between the pipes in the absence of Philipp Grubauer (lower body). Francouz has taken on the majority of the workload and has responded by winning his last four starts, racking up a spectacular .963 save percentage. He improved to 17-5-3 on the season with a 2.26 GAA and .927 save percentage and his play gives the Avalanche the luxury of not having to hurry Grubauer back from his injury.

February 26, 2020 07:32 PM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Looks to stay hot against Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz will tend the home twine against the Sabres on Wednesday, Rick Sadowski of reports.

The Avalanche are rolling with Francouz because Philipp Grubauer (lower body) is on the mend, but the former has a hot hand anyway. He's won three straight games, allowing just two goals and posting a .973 save percentage in the process. The Sabres are starting to heat up, however, as they've won five of six and averaged 3.7 goals per game in that stretch.

February 23, 2020 02:56 AM
Avalanche's Pavel Francouz: Wins third straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Francouz saved 20 of 21 shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Kings.

Once again, it was a close battle, but Francouz made the plays he needed to for his third straight win. He also turned aside all three Kings shooters in the shootout. The Czech netminder improved to 16-5-3 with a 2.27 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 26 games. Expect Francouz to continue to see the bulk of the starts with Philipp Grubauer (lower body) out.

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