Lankinen turned aside 38 of 40 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Stars on Sunday.
Lankinen turned in his stingiest effort in over a month, holding an opponent to no more than two goals for the first time since April 6 against the same Dallas club. The 25-year-old rookie improved to 17-14-5 on the year with a 3.01 GAA and .909 save percentage. He also has a pair of shutouts. Lankinen will likely be on the bench Monday with Collin Delia drawing in for the second game of the back-to-back against the Stars.
Lankinen is in the starter's crease at Sunday's morning skate, suggesting he'll get the nod in the evening's game against Dallas, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
This will likely be Lankinen's last appearance of the season, as the Blackhawks finish the campaign Monday against Dallas and are unlikely to start Lankinen on back-to-back nights. The 26-year-old Finn hit a rookie wall after an impressive start, but he still carries a respectable 16-14-5 record, 3.04 GAA and .908 save percentage overall.
Lankinen gave up five goals on 42 shots in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Lankinen let in three goals in a span of 1:06 on the clock, as Aleksander Barkov scored late in the second period, followed by Anthony Duclair and Owen Tippett early in the third. The 26-year-old Lankinen dropped to 16-14-5 with a 3.04 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 36 contests. The road ahead isn't much easier -- the Blackhawks begin a three-game road stint against the Hurricanes on Monday.
Lankinen will defend the blue paint during Saturday's matchup with the Panthers, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Lankinen wasn't great in his last start Thursday versus Florida, surrendering four goals on 39 shots en route to a 4-3 overtime loss. He'll attempt to right the ship and snap his personal three-game losing streak in a rematch with the same Panthers squad Saturday.
Lankinen allowed four goals on 39 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Lankinen was solid through the first period, but he faltered as the game progressed. Alex DeBrincat forced overtime for the Blackhawks, but Sam Bennett beat Lankinen in the extra session. The 26-year-old goalie slipped to 16-13-5 with a 2.97 GAA and a .909 save percentage through 35 appearances. It's unclear if Lankinen or Malcolm Subban will get the starting nod Saturday versus the Panthers.
Lankinen will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus the Panthers, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Lankinen had an ugly outing in his last start Tuesday against Tampa Bay, surrendering three goals on just 11 shots before being replaced by Malcolm Subban at the start of the second period of the eventual 7-4 loss. Lankinen will try to shake off that rough performance and snap his personal two-game losing streak in a tough home matchup with a Florida team that's averaging 3.27 goals per game on the road this year, sixth in the NHL.
Lankinen allowed three goals on 11 shots in the first period of Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Lightning.
Lankinen wasn't sharp from the start, as he allowed the opening goal just 28 seconds into the game. Malcolm Subban took over at the start of the second period, and the Blackhawks' offense did well enough to get Lankinen off the hook for the loss. The 25-year-old netminder remains at 16-13-4 with a 2.95 GAA and a .910 save percentage in 34 appearances. He's allowed at least three goals in each of his last six outings -- fantasy managers who rode his success early in the season have been left out to dry lately.
Lankinen is in line to start between the pipes in Tuesday's home game versus the Lightning, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Lankinen struggled in his last start April 19 against the Predators, surrendering five goals on just 22 shots en route to a 5-2 defeat. The 25-year-old rookie will try to snap his personal two-game losing streak in a home matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's averaging 3.17 goals per game on the road this season, sixth in the NHL.
Lankinen allowed five goals on 22 shots Monday in a 5-2 loss to Nashville.
Lankinen and the Blackhawks trailed 3-2 entering the third period but goals 18 seconds apart by Tanner Jeannot and Luke Kunin in the frame's opening minute put the game out of reach. Those goals also chased Lankinen to the bench early and helped hand him his second straight road loss. The 25-year-old rookie was so steady for the first three months of the season, but he's run into a rough patch in April, logging an .884 save percentage while allowing three-plus goals in seven of his eight starts.
Lankinen will get the starting nod for Monday's game in Nashville, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Lankinen got the day off during Saturday's win over the Red Wings after appearing in the previous eight games. Since the start of April, the 25-year-old owns a .884 save percentage and 3.29 GAA alongside a 3-4-0 record. He's 0-2-1 against Nashville this season despite posting a strong 2.28 GAA and 2.31 save percentage in those three contests..
Lankinen allowed three goals on 27 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Red Wings. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Lankinen was unable to hold off the Red Wings' surge over the final two periods of the game. The Finn is 4-4-0 in his last eight starts. He dropped to 16-12-4 with a 2.79 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 32 appearances. The 25-year-old could get a shot at redemption Saturday versus the Red Wings if he makes a ninth straight start.
Lankinen will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Red Wings, Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Lankinen has been a little shaky recently, registering a 2.99 GAA and an .898 save percentage through his last two starts, but he picked up wins in both of those contests thanks to solid goal support from his teammates. The 25-year-old netminder will attempt to earn his 17th victory of the season in a road matchup with a surging Detroit club that just picked up back-to-back wins over the Hurricanes.
Lankinen turned aside 30 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
The two teams traded goals through three periods before Brandon Hagel found a winner 85 seconds into OT. It's the third win in the last four starts for Lankinen, although he gave up at least three goals in three of those outings. On the season, the rookie has a 2.79 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Lankinen will guard the road goal in Monday's game versus the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Lankinen has registered an .895 save percentage and a 3-3-0 record over his past six appearances, and he'll make a seventh straight start Monday. The Blue Jackets' offense was already a bit suspect with 2.5 goals per game over their last five appearances, and now they've traded away a few key players before the deadline, providing Lankinen and the Blackhawks a slight edge Monday.
Lankinen made 23 saves Saturday in a 4-3 win over Columbus.
The Blackhawks weren't ready to start the game and by the 3:13 mark of the first, the Jackets were up 2-0. A timeout was called and the Hawks pulled their game together -- the Jackets had just one shot on Lankinen in the next 25:27. Lankinen is 2-1 in his last three starts with 10 goals allowed and he's scuffled in his last five. His save percentage is just .891 in that span. Use caution until he rebounds.
Lankinen will start between the pipes in Saturday's road game versus the Blue Jackets, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Lankinen struggled in his last start Thursday against the Stars, surrendering five goals on 34 shots en route to a 5-1 defeat. He'll try to bounce back and secure his 15th win of the season in a road matchup with a struggling Columbus club that's lost four of its last five games.
Lankinen allowed five goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.
Lankinen, making his fifth straight start, was unable to keep the Blackhawks in the game. The 25-year-old dropped to 14-11-4 with a 2.77 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 29 games. He's only made five straight appearances twice this year, so the Finn may be due for a rest. The Blackhawks' begin a road trip Saturday in Columbus.
Lankinen will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus the Stars, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Lankinen was solid in his last start Tuesday against Dallas, stopping 25 of 27 shots en route to a 4-2 win. He'll attempt to secure a second straight victory in a rematch with the same Stars club Thursday.
Lankinen turned aside 25 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Stars.
Lankinen had to weather the Stars' comeback attempt in the third period, and he bent but didn't break to earn the win. The Finn ended a two-game skid and improved to 14-10-4 with a 2.69 GAA and a .918 save percentage through 28 contests. A rematch with the Stars is set for Thursday, and a starting goalie has yet to be named. Lankinen has only started five straight games once this year, which would become twice if he gets the nod Thursday.
Lankinen is in line to start between the pipes in Tuesday's home game versus the Stars, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Lankinen has struggled a bit recently, suffering back-to-back losses to the Hurricanes and Predators while posting a sub-par 3.53 GAA and .865 save percentage. He'll attempt to right the ship and secure his 14th win of the season in a home matchup with a Dallas squad that's 6-7-3 on the road this year.
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|05/09||vs DAL||W 4-2||1||2||37||39|
|05/01||vs FLA||L 4-5||1||5||37||42|
|04/29||vs FLA||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||35||39|
|04/27||vs TB||L 4-7||3||8||11|
|04/19||@ NSH||L 2-5||1||5||17||22|
|04/15||@ DET||L 1-4||1||3||24||27|
|04/12||@ CLB||W 4-3 (OT)||1||3||30||33|
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