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Tampa Bay Lightning

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March 8, 2020 08:48 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Falls to Wings in shootout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney made 24 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped one of three shootout attempts in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Red Wings.

Neither team gave its netminder much help in this one -- Detroit's opening goal in the first period came on a stretch pass that sprung Robby Fabbri for a clear breakaway, setting the tone for the afternoon -- but McElhinney also failed to come up with a big save when the Bolts needed him to. The veteran goalie is now 8-8-2 on the season with a mediocre 2.89 GAA and .906 save percentage.

March 9, 2020 03:08 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Tasked with Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will guard the cage for Sunday's road matchup versus Detroit, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

The 36-year-old has been decent in spot-start duties this campaign, going 8-7-2 along with a 2.83 GAA and .908 save percentage in 17 appearances. McElhinney will draw an outstanding matchup against a Red Wings offense that sits last in the league in goals per game this season (1.97). McElhinney certainly warrants a strong look in DFS formats against the league's worst team in Detroit.

February 28, 2020 11:52 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Floodgates open in third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney made 22 saves on 26 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Yikes. McElhinney held a 2-0 lead until 4:36 into the third period. Then, the bottom fell out -- the Hawks tied it with two goals in 26 seconds and put up four in just 7:07. The loss snapped McElhinney's three-game winning streak.

February 27, 2020 04:00 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Gets starting nod Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will be between the pipes at home versus the Blackhawks on Thursday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McElhinney has appeared in just three of the Lightning's previous 16 contests but is undefeated in those outings with a 1.31 GAA and .955 save percentage. The backup netminder won't have the benefit of Steven Stamkos (undisclosed) in the lineup, yet he should still be able to rely on some offensive support from the league's most potent offense (3.52 goals per game).

February 18, 2020 12:00 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Prevails in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney stopped 24 of 27 shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.

It was a back-and-forth type of game, which saw McElhinney unable to protect a 3-1 lead at one point. The veteran goalie would still go on to pick up his third straight win when Nikita Kucherov tallied in overtime. Through 16 appearances, McElhinney has an 8-6-2 record, a 2.76 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Expect Andrei Vasilevskiy to return to the crease Thursday in Vegas.

February 17, 2020 02:28 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Garners spot start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will defend the road net against the Avalanche on Monday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

The Lightning are looking to keep Andrei Vasilevskiy fresh, so McElhinney will get the nod on the first outing of a three-game road trip. McElhinney has been spectacular over two road starts in February, posting two wins, a .984 save percentage and a shutout. This will be a difficult matchup, though, as the Avs rank second (behind the Lightning) in the league with 3.71 goals per home game.

February 11, 2020 12:12 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Sharp in seventh win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney made 31 saves in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

His bid for a second straight shutout got spoiled in the second period when Oliver Bjorkstrand beat him on a breakaway, but otherwise McElninney was sharp. The 36-year-old is now 7-6-2 on the season with a 2.75 GAA and .913 save percentage, providing the Bolts with a more than adequate No. 2 netminder behind Andrei Vasilevskiy.

February 10, 2020 04:20 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Starting against Blue Jackets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will get the road start Monday versus the Blue Jackets, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.

McElhinney will get the nod against his former team -- he spent four seasons with the Blue Jackets -- while Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely start Tuesday versus the Penguins. The 36-year-old McElhinney has been a passable backup this year, recording a .909 save percentage and 6-6-2 record. The Blue Jackets rely on their goaltending for wins, as they average just 2.72 goals per road game -- 26th in the league.

February 2, 2020 03:00 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Blanks Sharks on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney posted a 30-save shutout in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.

Taking on a beat-up Sharks' forward group worked well for McElhinney, who earned his first shutout of the year. He improved to 6-6-2 with a 2.88 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 14 starts this season. The 36-year-old will likely back up Andrei Vasilevskiy in Tuesday's home game against the Golden Knights.

January 31, 2020 03:04 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Starting in San Jose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will guard the cage during Saturday's road game versus the Sharks, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McElhinney was a little shaky in his last start Jan. 16 against the Wild, surrendering three goals on 23 shots en route to a 3-2 loss. The 36-year-old netminder will attempt to snap his two-game losing streak in a favorable road matchup with a struggling Sharks team that just lost Tomas Hertl (knee) for the season.

January 17, 2020 01:20 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Takes loss against Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney stopped 20 of 23 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

The backup to Andrei Vasilevskiy, McElhinney was making his second start in the past five days but came out on the losing end, just as he did Sunday in New Jersey. The 36-year-old journeyman dropped to 5-6-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .902 save percentage.

January 16, 2020 02:40 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: In net Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will start between the pipes Thursday against the Wild, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

McElhinney will receive the first start of a back-to-back set, likely setting up Andrei Vasilevskiy to retake the crease Friday in Winnipeg. McElhinney has had his ups and downs in his few appearances this season, but that's not surprising given how infrequently he gets opportunities in goal. This time around, he gets a Minnesota squad that owns just a plus-4 goal differential over 20 home games, giving him a shot to pick up his sixth win of the season.

January 13, 2020 12:48 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Surrenders pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney gave up two goals on 19 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Devils.

The 36-year-old didn't get much goal support as the Lightning's team 10-game winning streak was snapped. McElhinney slipped to 5-5-2 with a 3.10 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 12 starts this season. Expect Andrei Vasilevskiy to return to the crease Tuesday against the Kings after getting a breather Sunday.

January 12, 2020 06:00 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Starting in New Jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will patrol the crease for Sunday's contest in New Jersey, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

It was earlier reported that Andrei Vasilevskiy would start for the second straight night but it's actually McElhinney getting the nod. It's his first appearance since Jan. 4 where he allowed three goals on 28 shots in a victory. The 36-year-old netminder owns a 3.19 GAA and a .904 save percentage on the season.

January 5, 2020 01:32 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Second straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney made 25 saves in a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

The game was closer than the score suggests. The Bolts were down 3-2 heading into the third and the game was tied at threes until the 18:30 mark of the third. McElhinney wasn't a difference maker, but a win is a win. And he has won two in a row, albeit against the lowly Sens and Wings. McElhinney's performance has been much like a yo-yo this season -- up and down. It's hard to recommend him.

January 5, 2020 11:56 AM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Starting against Senators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will get the road start Saturday versus the Senators, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

McElhinney gets the nod Saturday and Andrei Vasilevskiy will start Sunday versus the Hurricanes. With just occasional starts, McElhinny had an up and down December. He went 1-2-0 and finished two games with above a .940 save percentage but posted a .792 mark in the other outing. The Senators have lost three consecutive games and scored eight total goals in that stretch.

December 29, 2019 09:44 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Defeats Red Wings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney made 19 saves on 20 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

McElhinney was rarely tested by the Atlantic Division's cellar-dwellers, and he did enough to get the close win. The victory snapped a personal three-game losing streak for the 36-year-old, who is now 4-4-2 with a 3.21 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 10 starts. He'll likely return to backup duties for Tuesday's road game in Buffalo.

December 29, 2019 09:56 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Draws rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will tend the home twine for Sunday's game against the Red Wings, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

McElhinney rarely sees the starter's net with top option Andrei Vasilevskiy ahead of him, but he has posted a 3-4-2 record along with a 3.46 GAA and .903 save percentage this campaign. McElhinney will draw a great matchup Sunday, facing a Detroit offense that ranks last in the league in goals per game this season (2.21).

December 22, 2019 01:00 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 3-1 Tampa Bay loss to Washington on Saturday.

The game was tight until the Dmitry Orlov broke the tie at the 13:57 mark of the third period and Washington sealed things with an empty-netter. McElhinney has been a shadow of the goalie we all came to love and respect over the last couple years. He's a tough activation -- we just can't recommend McElhinney right now.

December 21, 2019 06:36 PM
Lightning's Curtis McElhinney: Starting in Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McElhinney will tend twine Saturday versus the Capitals, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

McElhinney will make his ninth start of the season Saturday, taking on a Capitals team that's won three of four and ranks first in goals per game (3.56). The veteran netminder holds a 3-3-2 record across eight appearances in 2019-20.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPWLOTLMINSGASOGAASSPCTAPIM
2019-20TB1887310815212.894990.9100
2018-19CAR332011219788522.588830.9100
2017-18TOR1811519793532.154930.9310
2016-17CBJ-TOR2188211355112.705650.9200
2015-16CBJ182738354603.313710.8910
2014-15CBJ321214217108202.888670.9100
2013-14CBJ281011114236422.706390.9110
2011-12PHO210072201.67340.9400
2010-11ANA-TB-OTT28913113957423.186470.9010
2009-10CGY-ANA2085210245102.994720.9000
2008-09CGY141615183103.592490.8902
2007-08CGY5020150502.00460.9000
Total23790891812299578112.8257650.9142
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/204
Birthdate:
5/23/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
London, ON
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Tampa Bay Lightning
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