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Philipp Grubauer has a fantastic 2021 season and was a big reason why the Avalanche finished at the top of the league. He definitely saw more than anticipated ice time as the Avs backup goalie situation this season wasn't the best with Pavel Fancouz on LT-IR, Hunter Miska struggling, and making two trades for Jonas Johansson and Devin Dubnyk. Despite that we racked up 30 wins (one behind Andrei Vasilevskiy), seven shut-outs (tied with Semyon Varlamov), a .922 save percentage (top 8 for goalies with more than 20 starts), and a 1.95 GAA which was second best in the league behind Carolina's Alex Nedeljkovic. Look for him to be drafted as one of the top 5 goalies in 2022.
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Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie in Monday nights' 5-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He stopped 13 of the 15 shots he faced.
This was a laid back evening for Grubauer and is probably for the best as the Avalanche back ups have really struggled this year. Fantasy owners won't care for the save percentage and shots in this one but he has produced excellently for fantasy managers this year so there is nothing to complain about. Whenever he's in net he should be in your lineup. He's up to 21 wins, a 1.71 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Colorado had their winning streak ended at seven games when the fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Grubauer was off for the night.
The Avalanche have been hurting for a backup goalie this season due to Pavel Francouz being on the shelf indefinitely. Hunter Miska didn't look good through five starts posting a 1-1-2 record, 4.18 GAA and .838 save percentage. He was sent back to the Colorado Eagles in favor of Adam Werner but the Avs traded Buffalo a sixth round 2021 draft pick for Jonas Johansson. He appeared on March 23rd and allowed four goals on 32 shots which ended the winning streak. Grubauer is having an excellent season and must be started when he's between the pipes. He sits at 19 wins which is two behind Andre Vasilevskiy at 21. An excellent 1.71 GAA, .930 save percentage and a league-leading five shutouts. It's likely he'll be the starter on the 25th vs the Vegas Golden Knights.
Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie in Colorado's 6-2 road win over the Arizona Coyotes. He stopped 23 of 25 shots he faced with a 2.01 GAA and .920 SV%.
Grubauer wasn't the busiest goalie tonight but he made solid saves when he had to, backstopping the Avs to their second in a row. His record sits a 10-5-0 while carrying a great 2.01 GAA and .923 SV% on the season. Managers should be aware of the upcoming workload for Grubauer as the Avalanche will see 17 games in March. Nevertheless he is an excellent option between the pipes and should be started whenever he's on the ice.
Philipp Grubauer turned away all 21 shots he faced in Thursday's 3-0 shutout win over the Sharks.
Grubauer was steady through out and did a good job preventing any momentum from the Sharks on their four power plays. This is his second shut out of the season and is looking solid between the pipes. Fire him up when he's in but it's worth noting that he's seeing a lot of action because Pavel Francouz is out He's sitting on a lovely 1.86 GAA and .928 SV% through seven starts.