Jan 14, 2014, 12:35 PM EST
For the 12th time in the Capitals’ last 17 games, rookie goalie Philipp Grubauer will start in Washington’s net tonight.
Grubauer was solid Sunday, stopping all but one of the Sabres’ 31 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss. If he plays well tonight against the Sharks, it’s possible he’ll get the nod Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
“Chances are they’re all going to play in the next little bit,” head coach Adam Oates said this morning, per CSN Washington.
Despite what the somewhat unusual situation may lead you to think about the Caps’ goaltending, it hasn’t been all that bad this season. Overall, the team’s save percentage is .916, tied with Tampa Bay for eighth in the NHL.
You could even argue goaltending is one of the things keeping the Caps afloat. Only Toronto (36.4) has surrendered more shots per game than Washington (34.2).
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