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Philipp Grubauer was the winning goalie in Wednesday's elimination of the Arizona Coyotes. He stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced.
Grubauer won all four games he started in this series. Allowing only four goals on 82 shots. He was beat late in the game by a point-shot tip in from Clayton Keller which he just missed with his stick. It's fair to say that the Golden Knights will be a much stiffer test for Grubauer, but he has remained healthy, is playing well and will get some deserved rest while the remaining teams finish their series. The Avalanche move to the second round for the second year in a row.
Philipp Grubauer slammed the door on Arizona in Colorado's 3-0 win on Tuesday. He stopped all 13 shots he faced.
It wasn't a busy night for Grubauer as you can tell by the shot count. Colorado had pinned the Coyotes all night as evidenced by the 40-14 shot count. He made the saves when he had to. He has two career playoff shut outs that have both come with the Avalanche. Look for him to get the nod in game 2.
Philipp Grubauer was seen taking shots at practice prior to Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
There still isn't a timeline for Grubauer since he was injured in the Stadium Series game vs. the LA Kings where Ian Cole lost balance and collided with him. Pavel Francouz has filled in admirably as the new starter so they won't rush him back. He's been out since February 15th.
Philipp Grubauer was the losing goalie in Colorado's 3-2 home loss to his former Washington Capitals team. He stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced.
Two of the goals Washington scored on him came on the power play. The Avalanche were getting careless with their sticks as they were called for two high-sticking penalties to which the Caps converted on. Aside from the loss, Grubauer played very well and has been excellent as of late for his team. He's making saves and always giving the Avs a chance to be successful. The Avalanche have one of the best strength of schedule's down the stretch so fire him up with confidence. He sits on a 18-12-0-4 record with a 2.65 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Phillip Grubauer was the winning goalie in Colorado's 6-1 road win over the Buffalo Sabres. He stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced.
It was a relatively light night for Grubauer as the Avalanche took a 2-0 lead and never gave it up after that. He was steady through out and did his part, lifting the Avs to their 29th win of the season. He also stopped all the chances on Buffalo's power-play. He now sits with a 14-11-4 record, a 2.90 GAA and .908 save percentage.