Philipp Grubauer

Philipp Grubauer

Colorado Avalanche

Phillip Grubauer was the victorious net-minder on Thursday night, propelling the Avalanche to their third win, this one over the Boston Bruins. He stopped 37 of the 39 he faced.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer is carrying over the momentum from last year's performance and solidifying the Avalanche as a contending team. With Varlamov being sent off, it showed how much faith Joe Sakic has in his goalie. Barring an injury, he is the unquestioned starter and is in position for a nice chunk of wins. He carried a 74.1 ADP in Yahoo! leagues and that is looking like a great deal so far. He's stopped 95 of 102 shots to date in 2019.

 

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Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 27 shots faced by the Sharks in Colorado's 3-2 loss Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer played well this post-season as he nearly helped his squad advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2002. He will conclude the 2019 playoffs with a 7-5 record, along with a 2.30 GAA and a 0.925 SV%.

 

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Philipp Grubauer gave up three goals on 22 shots faced in Colorado's 4-3 OT win against the Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer was not particularly stellar in Monday's Game Six match-up against the Sharks, but it was enough to help his team secure a Game Six victory in OT and avoid elimination. Grubauer will need to be stronger in a decisive Game Seven battle at San Jose this Wednesday night in order to move on to the Western Conference Finals. He currently possesses a 7-4 record, along with a 2.23 GAA, and a 0.928 SV% this post-season.

 

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Philipp Grubauer managed to stop 37 out of 39 shots faced by the Sharks Saturday. Despite the strong effort, it was not enough as the Avalanche would fall 2-1 and now find themselves facing elimination for this upcoming Monday night in Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer was not the reason the Avalanche failed to win in the "Shark Tank" Saturday. It was a lack of goal scoring that prevented him from picking up his seventh win of the playoffs. He currently has a 2.16 GAA and a 0.932 SV% this post-season. If Colorado wants to have any chance at forcing a Game Seven Wednesday, another stellar performance might be necessary from Grubauer to accomplish this.

 

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Philipp Grubauer stood tall and blocked all 32 shots that San Jose fired at him in a series-tying 3-0 home victory on Thursday night. Two of the 30 saves came on the Avalanche penalty kill.

Fantasy Impact: "Gruuuuuu", as he's known by Colorado fans has been sensational since he took over the crease and is showing no signs of slowing down. He is finding himself in great position to make saves and appears to made of Silly Putty because he rarely relinquishes rebounds, eliminating 2nd and 3rd chances for the Sharks. Through nine playoff games in 2019 he carries a 2.17 GAA and a very solid .930 SV% with one shutout. Surely....that'll do.

 

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Philipp Grubauer surrendered three goals on 30 shots faced by the Sharks in Tuesday night's Game Three loss. San Jose now leads the series 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer has not looked too sharp since Colorado's previous series against the Flames in Round One. In the first three games against the Sharks, Grubauer has surrendered on average 3.33 goals per game. He will need to get back on track quickly if Colorado is to advance to the Western Conference Finals this year.

 

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Philipp Grubauer will be starting at home in Game Three, Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks. (Source: Ryan S. Clark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On Sunday Grubauer halted 31 out of 34 shots faced to secure a Game Two victory over the Sharks. He currently owns a 5-2-0 record with a 2.34 GAA and a 0.924 SV% this post-season.

 

Philipp Gubauer was the victorious goalie on Thursday night, backstopping the Avalanche to a 3-2, playoff-clinching overtime win vs. the visiting Winnipeg Jets. He stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: The Jets got out to an early 2-0 lead but that was the extent of the damage they would do against the high-flying Avs goalie. The highlight of the game for Grubauer had to be the lateral stretch with his glove to steal a sure goal from the Jets. His trapper just caught a piece and redirected the puck high. His record moves to 18-9-5 on the season and had been the cornerstone of the Avalanche playoffs run.

 

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Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie on Friday night in a huge 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes. He stopped 42 of the 44 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: A big win for the Avs and Grubauer has been stellar for them. He has seven wins in nine starts in the month of March and is helping the Avalanche make a big playoff push. The first goal was tipped off Tyson Barrie's hand and the second shot from Oliver Ekman-Larsson nutmegged two Avalanche defenders as well as Grubauer. He shut down all of Arizona's shooters in the shootout to get a big win against a team they are neck and neck with for the playoffs. His record improves to 17-9-4 with a 2.69 GAA and .916 save percentage.

 

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Philipp Grubauer was the victorious goalie on Thursday night back-stopping the Avs to a big 3-1 road victory over the Dallas Stars. He stopped 44 of the 45 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer has now won five of his last seven games (including two shutouts) and is coming through right when his team needs him. He made many clutch saves in the game but none more prominent the kick save he made on Jamie Benn to preserve a 2-0 lead while he was down and had no stick. The win brings him to a 14-9-3 record with a 2.77 GAA and .911 save percentage.

 

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Philipp Grubauer posted his third shutout of the season on Sunday helping the Avalanche defeat the visiting New Jersey Devils 3-0. He stopped all 22 shots he faced.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a terribly busy day for the Avs backup net minder but he did his part, and did it well. The most notable save being a stretch out blocker stop to which he foiled what appeared to be a sure goal on a two on one. The win brings him up to 12-9-3 on the season with a 3.02 GAA and .901 save percentage.

 

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Philipp Grubauer only lasted 25 minutes on Wednesday night as the Avalanche fell to the San Jose Sharks 5-4. He allowed four goals on 14 shots before being yanked.

Fantasy Impact: The Sharks were all over Colorado early in this one and two of the goals came on the power play. It's hard to argue that the goals were his fault. There were defensive turnovers behind the net and two of them were cannon shot one timers from Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns. He was pulled just after the second period started for Pavel Francouz. Grubauer will be seeing most of the starts until Semyon Varlamov is healthy. He's a useable streamer in good matchups but stay away against potent offenses as Colorado's defense isn't exactly top tier.

 

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Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie on Thursday night helping the visiting Avalanche defeat the Florida Panthers 5-3. He stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced while posting a .943 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: That's four victories in a row for Grubauer and he has made at least 33 saves in three of the four wins. With the Avalanche providing him with plenty of scoring and taking the pressure off, he makes for a good streaming option every time Semyon Varlamov gets the night off. His record improves to 7-1-2 with a .906 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average.

 

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Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on the 22 shots he faced in the Avalanche 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. He finished the game with an .880 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: With Semyon Varlamov starting the previous game, the Avs fired up their back up to give him a rest and came through. Two of the three goals were pretty leaky however and slid through areas that they shouldn't have. The only person on the ice who was able to score on him was Sidney Crosby who buried a natural hat-trick. It is Colorado's sixth win in a row and brings his record to 6-1-2 with a .904 save percentage and 3.06 goals against average.

 

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Philipp Grubauer was on the winning end of a nine goal night backstopping the Avs to a 6-3 home victory on Friday. He gave up three goals on 24 shots, while posting a 2.76 ERA and .916 save percentage.

Fantasy Impact: The win moves his record to 3-1 and got the start due to Colorado playing Minnesota the following day which will be reserved for Semyon Varlamov. Grubauer is strictly a back up and doesn't need to be rostered and unless you're looking for a spot start and need a goalie. With the Avs filling up the score sheet right now, he's a decent bet to get you a win but could hurt your save percentage and goals against average.

 

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Grubauer didn't allow a goal in regulation or overtime but the shootout handed the Caps their third loss in a row.

Fantasy Impact: Even though he is a "backup" goalie with a mediocre record (2-5-3), Grubauer could be a starting netminder for many a team, so he's a good choice in fantasy.

 

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With the Caps on a back-to-back, Grubauer is likely tonight.

Fantasy Impact: Coach Barry Trotz will make it official at 6 p.m., so check before playing Grubauer.

 

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Grubauer allowed two goals in regulation but with only 27 second left in overtime, the game was lost to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The well-rested backup looked good but the offense was not there for him.

 

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Grubauer will be in net as the Caps' have a back-to-back. Braden Holtby will start tomorrow versus the Golden Knights. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With two good starts most recently (Nov. 24 and Dec. 4), it could be worth taking a chance on him in fantasy.

 

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Grubauer came in very early in the second period and did not allow a goal as the Caps lost to the Islanders 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: This means Grubauer will probably not start tonight (Tuesday) against the Avalanche, but fantasy players would be wise to take a last minute glance at the lineups.

 

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Grubauer allowed one goal to the Sharks in Monday's 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: This was Grubauer's second straight win, so hopefully he is on track now.

 

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Grubauer saved 25 and allowed on goal as the Caps defeated the Lightning 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: This was Grubi's first win in seven starts. He's 4-0-1 versus the Bolts.

 

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Philipp Grubauer loses again

Sat, Nov 18th 8:44am EST
By Rose Ingberman

The Caps switched netminders on Thursday, but the result was the same: six goals allowed (22 saves), this time to the Colorado Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer is still looking for his first win and his stats are pretty dismal: 3.86 GAA and .876 save pct.

 

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Grubauer shut out the Predators on Tuesday as he took over for the third period of the Caps' 6-3 loss on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The backup goalie is still looking for his first win this season.

 

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Grubauer only allowed two goals but it was not enough as the Caps fell 2-1 in Calgary.

Fantasy Impact: Winless in four starts, Grubauer has suffered a lot of bad luck and poor defense in front of him so far this season.

 

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Grubauer allowed three goals as the Caps lost 4-1 to the Florida Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer (0-2) has allowed fifteen goals in his three starts, though considering the Caps' depleted defense, it's not entirely his fault.

 

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Grubauer allowed three goals in regulation as well as the OT goal in his first start of the season. The Caps were unable to hold a 2-0 lead and lost 4-3 to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Not much, as Grubauer will continue in his role as backup to Braden Holtby.

 

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Philipp Grubauer had a rough go of it Saturday night, allowing four goals on 25 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer missed out on his 11th win of the season, which would have been pretty solid for a backup G. He's about as good as it gets for a backup G, with three shutouts this season playing behind Vezina candidate Braden Holtby.

 

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Capitals backup G Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: The third Islanders goal came on the empty net late in the third. Grubauer is a capable No. 2 goaltender and when used wisely, can be very effective in DFS games.

 

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Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer was starting for Braden Holtby who had played the night before. He's been a great No. 2, posting a 9-2-2 record and 2.13 GAA this season.

 

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Philipp Grubauer came in in relief of starter Braden Holtby on Monday night, allowing three goals on 11 shots.

Fantasy Impact: It was a truly bizarre games with 15 goals scored in three periods and change, so don't make too many assumptions from this one game and Grubauer's .727 Sv%.

 

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Philipp Grubauer relieved Braden Holtby after the first period Tuesday night, saving 15 of 17 shots for a 6-5 OT win versus the Maple Leafs.

Fantasy Impact: Holtby had been great coming into Tuesday's game, so don't expect Grubauer to suddenly get more time in net for the Caps.

 

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Capitals backup G Philipp Grabauer allowed two goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Grabauer has made the last two starts for the Capitals while Braden Holtby gets some extra rest. He hasn't played poorly, but he also won't be challenging Holtby's starting post any time soon.

 

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Philipp Grabauer allowed four goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Fantasy Impact: It was only Grabauer's third game of the season, playing behind Vezina-hopeful Braden Holtby. He is 2-1 this season with a 2.01 GAA.

 

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Philipp Grubauer was 39-for-40 in the Caps' 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer is showing that he is more than a "backup" goalie.

 

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Phillipp Grubauer was 10-for-10 in shots blocked as he played the third period in relief of Braden Holtby on Saturday. The Caps almost overcame a 4-0 deficit, losing 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer has performed solidly this season, but has been used sparingly, namely in back-to-back games or in relief.

 

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ESPN's Corey Pronman noted in his Capitals prospect analysis that 23 year old goalie Philipp Grubauer is "NHL-ready." At the end of last season, Caps GM Brian MacLellan also commented that "Grubauer is going to get a shot" coming in to the 2015 season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Grubauer has earned rave reviews as a pro so far, however his playing time is blocked by Braden Holtby. Holtby lead all goalies in games played last year at 73, due in part to lack of a quality backup. The #2 goalie job is Grubauer's to lose and it makes sense for the Caps to give Holtby more days off this year. If you're in a deep league with daily rosters or play DFS, whenever Grubauer starts he's a candidate to shine and grab the win on an improved Caps team. If on the small off-chance he gets traded or Holtby goes down, he could be a steal on the waiver wire.

 

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