McElhinney turned aside 26 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Stars.
The veteran netminder had only given up one goal in his prior two starts, but McElhinney got blitzed by Dallas in this one. On the season, he has a shaky 3.09 GAA and .875 save percentage.
McElhinney will defend the blue paint during Friday's home game versus the Stars, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McElhinney hasn't been great in limited action with the Lightning this season, compiling a 4-5-2 record while posting a 2.91 GAA and an .879 save percentage in 11 appearances. He'll attempt to secure his fifth victory of the campaign in a home matchup with a Dallas squad that's 8-11-6 on the road this year.
McElhinney stopped all 15 shots he faced in regulation and overtime but only four of eight in the shootout during Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Red Wings.
The Bolts' defense did everything it could to give McElhinney an easy afternoon, but the offense couldn't solve Thomas Greiss at the other end of the ice. The veteran backup netminder has a lackluster 4-5-2 record with a 2.91 GAA and .879 save percentage on the season, and it wouldn't be a shock if Tampa Bay looked for a more reliable No. 2 behind Andrei Vasilevskiy in the offseason.
McElhinney will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus the Red Wings, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McElhinney was sharp in his last start April 22 against Columbus, stopping 24 of 25 shots en route to a 3-1 victory. He'll attempt to earn his fifth win of the season in a favorable road matchup with a Detroit team that's averaging only 2.42 goals per game at home this campaign, 28th in the NHL.
McElhinney made 25 saves in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
The only goal he gave up was a Seth Jones point shot, but Jack Roslovic was standing in front of him as a screen and McElhinney didn't even see the puck. Otherwise, he was sharp. McEhinney won't get many more starts -- the net belongs to workhorse Andrei Vasilevskiy.
McElhinney was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Thursday's home matchup with Columbus, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McElhinney was awful in his last start April 13 against the Predators, surrendering seven goals on 22 shots en route to an ugly 7-2 loss. He'll try to shake off that poor performance and get back in the win column in a favorable home matchup with a struggling Blue Jackets team that's lost seven straight contests.
McElhinney allowed seven goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Predators.
McElhinney wasn't great on his own, and the Lightning's defense allowed a handful of odd-man rushes. The 37-year-old goalie dropped to 3-5-1 with a 3.48 GAA and an .862 save percentage in nine outings. McElhinney hasn't provided solid games as a backup -- he's only limited opponents to two or fewer goals three times this season. Look for Andrei Vasilevskiy to be in goal Thursday versus the Panthers.
McElhinney will guard the road goal in Tuesday's game versus the Predators, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
McElhinney gets the spot start, marking his first appearance since March 30. The 37-year-old has recorded an .882 save percentage and an 3-4-1 record through eight games this season. The Predators have won four of their past five games, averaging 3.2 goals in the process.
McElhinney (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Columbus, NHL.com reports.
The Lightning have yet to name a starter for Tuesday's contest, but if McElhinney doesn't get the nod, he'll be available to serve as Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup. The veteran netminder has gone 3-4-1 while posting a 3.03 GAA and an .882 save percentage in eight appearances this year.
Head coach Jon Cooper said McElhinney (undisclosed) didn't play in Sunday's loss to the Red Wings because he "tweaked something" Saturday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
It sounds like McElhinney hurt himself during warmups ahead of Saturday's game versus the Red Wings. Christopher Gibson made his Lightning debut in Sunday's game as a result. Andrei Vasilevskiy will continue to take on a workhorse role, but Gibson may serve as the backup until McElhinney gains clearance.
McElhinney made 18 saves on 20 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets. The third goal was an empty-netter
McElhinney didn't face lot of traffic, but he was beat on a deflection by Oliver Bjorkstrand on the first goal. David Savard scored the second tally. McElhinney dropped to 3-4-1 with a 3.03 GAA and an .882 save percentage. The 37-year-old will likely continue seeing minimal playing time behind Andrei Vasilevskiy, who figures to start Thursday's rematch with the Blue Jackets.
Per Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site, McElhinney was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus the Blue Jackets.
McElhinney was decent in his last start March 21 against Florida, stopping 29 of 32 shots en route to a 5-3 win. The veteran netminder will try to earn his fourth victory of the season in a home matchup with a slumping Columbus club that's lost back-to-back games.
McElhinney kicked out 29 shots in a 5-3 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
McElhinney gave Andrei Vasilevskiy a breather and picked up his first win in over a month, snapping a three-game winless skid (0-2-1). The 37-year-old owns a 3.16 GAA and .880 save percentage in seven appearances on the year.
McElhinney will guard the home net in Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
McElhinney has lost three straight starts, registering an .851 save percentage and a 3.68 GAA in that stretch. He often benefits from Tampa Bay's consistent offensive support. However, the Panthers are a tough draw, as they rank third in the league with 3.37 goals per game.
McElhinney will guard the home net in Monday's game versus the Predators, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
McElhinney will get the starting nod for the first leg of back-to-back games. The 37-year-old has been shaky this season, generating an .873 save percentage and a 2-2-1 record. However, he has a good opportunity to get back on track Monday, as the Predators rank 28th in the league with 2.32 goals per game despite sitting fifth with 31.4 shots per contest.
McElhinney surrendered five goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Red Wings. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.
McElhinney gave up three goals in the first period and didn't get much better after that. The Lightning almost overcame the deficit in the third, but they came up short. The 37-year-old goalie dropped to 2-2-1 with a 3.19 GAA and an .873 save percentage in five appearances. McElhinney's starting opportunities will likely remain sparse, but he needs to perform better when Andrei Vasilevskiy gets a game off.
McElhinney will defend the road goal in Thursday's game versus the Red Wings, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
McElhinney will make his fifth start of the season. The 37-year-old has been wildly inconsistent this season, but he maintains a 2-1-1 record and an .894 save percentage entering Thursday's contest. He has an intriguing opportunity ahead, as the Red Wings rank last in the league with 2.11 goals per game.
McElhinney will get the starting nod for Friday's road contest against Chicago, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
After Andrei Vasilevskiy defeated Chicago on Thursday, McElhinney will see some action in the second game of the back-to-back set. The 37-year-old McElhinney owns a 2.70 GAA and a .896 save percentage alongside a 2-1-0 record in three starts this season. It will be his first start against the Blackhawks this campaign, a team averaging 3.08 goals per game.
McElhinney made 31 saves Thursday in a 3-1 win over the Hurricanes.
The rarely-used backup earned his second win of the season. McElhinney allowed just a single goal in wins against the Hurricanes and Preds, and six last time out against the Panthers. We have confidence in the Bolts and the 37-year-old veteran.
McElhinney is slated to start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus Carolina, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
McElhinney struggled in his last start Feb. 15 versus Florida, surrendering six goals on just 21 shots en route to a 6-4 loss. He'll attempt to bounce back and secure his second win of the season in a home matchup with a high-scoring Hurricanes team that's averaging 3.59 goals per game this campaign, fourth in the NHL.
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|05/07||vs DAL||L 2-5||1||5||26||31|
|05/01||@ DET||L 0-1 (SO)||1||0||15||15|
|04/22||vs CLB||W 3-1||1||1||24||25|
|04/13||@ NSH||L 2-7||1||7||15||22|
|03/30||vs CLB||L 1-3||1||2||18||20|
|03/21||vs FLA||W 5-3||1||3||29||32|
|03/15||vs NSH||L 1-4||1||3||22||25|
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