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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney will be heading to Tampa Bay after signing a one-year $1.3 million deal with the Lightning Monday.
The 36-year old journeyman served as Carolina's backup goaltender this past season where he maintained a 20-11-2 record, along with a 2.58 GAA and 0.912 SV% in 33 starts. His veteran presence is comfort for Tampa Bay to have in case anything happens to their star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 4-0 series ending loss to the Boston Bruins Thursday.
McElhinney did everything he could to help the Hurricanes get back into the series against Boston but it was no use. The Bruins appear to be an experienced team on a mission this post-season and there was little Carolina could do to stop it. McElhinney will finish the post-season with a 3-2 record, 2.01 GAA, and a 0.930 SV%.
Curtis McElhinney stopped 29 out of 31 shots faced in Carolina's 2-1 Game Three loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday.
McElhinney played a very solid game for Carolina but unfortunately, opposing goaltender Tuukka Rask was even better. Head coach Rod Brind'Amour stated he has not yet made a decision on if either McElhinney or Mrazek will start Game Four. By the looks of it McElhinney would seem like the more logical option as he currently has a 3-1 record, along with a 1.70 GAA and a 0.943 SV% this post-season.
Curtis McElhinney stopped 28 out of 30 shots faced by the Islanders to help the Hurricanes secure a 5-2 win in Game Three Wednesday.
McElhinney stepped in nicely for Carolina as starting goalie Petr Mrazek went down with an upper-body injury in Game Two back on Sunday. It has not been decided yet if Mrazek will return for Game Four this Friday, but if he does not start, then McElhinney will get the call once again.
Curtis McElhinney will get the start in Wednesday night's game against the Hurricanes after Petr Mrazek sustained a lower-body injury in Game Two.
McElhinney will be the oldest goaltender to make their first ever career post-season start in the NHL. McElhinney was called upon to action in the middle of Game Two after Petr Mrazek went down with a lower-body injury. He stopped all 17 shots faced in Game Two, and will look to help his team secure a Game Three victory at home Wednesday.