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Curtis McElhinney | Goalie

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Colorado
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Curtis McElhinney was outstanding in making 44 saves to earn a 4-3 shootout win over Edmonton on Wednesday.
McElhinney was named the second star of the night and he deserved it in the place of starter Sergei Bobrovsky. He still owns a pretty ugly 11-14-2 record to go with a 2.84 goals-against-average and .913 save percentage in 31 games this season. He isn't a guy you want to spot start unless the matchup is nearly perfect. Mar 19 - 1:55 AM

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Curtis McElhinney is expected to get the nod in net Wednesday night versus the Edmonton Oilers.

Wednesday will be McElhinney’s first start in the team’s last five games. He has lost six straight starts giving up a total of 18 goals against. In 30 games overall this season, he has a 10-14-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage and has not faced the Oilers this season.
Mar 18 - 5:18 PM

Curtis McElhinney had a short night, giving up three goals on 12 shots in one period of Columbus’ 4-0 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.

McElhinney was making his first start since March 1. He’s now given up eight goals over his past two starts, seeing his rates decrease to a 2.85 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves on 21 shots in two periods of relief. He has a 2.84 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
Mar 7 - 9:52 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Through 29 games this season, McElhinney has gone 10-13-2 with .914 save percentage and a 2.77 GAA. He also owns a dozen Quality Starts against just one Really Bad Start. Through five career starts versus the Avs, McElhinney is 3-2-0 with a shutout and 16 goals against.
Mar 7 - 5:07 PM

Curtis McElhinney allowed five goals on 41 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

The 31-year-old backup has started six of his team's last seven games because of the injury to Sergei Bobrovsky. The Blue Jackets opened the scoring in the game but the Penguins beat McElhinney five straight times to take a commanding lead. McElhinney has now dropped three straight games and his overall record drops to 10-13-2 on the season. He has a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 8:31 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start in Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

The 31-year-old is coming off a loss to New Jersey in which he allowed only one goal on 18 shots. He has a 10-12-2 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 2:39 PM

Curtis McElhinney only gave up one goal, but that was enough for another loss as the New Jersey Devils won 2-0 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

He gave up that tally on 18 shots, with an empty-netter added. He's currently on a four-game losing streak that probably isn't such a bad team for a Columbus team that's better off "tanking" right now.
Feb 28 - 7:50 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening.

McElhinney brings his 10-11-2 record with a .915 save percentage and 2.75 GAA through 27 games this season into his fourth career start versus New Jersey. McElhinney has won three straight with just six goals against on 85 total shots. For what it's worth, McElhinney has 11 Quality Starts against just one Really Bad Start in 23 tries this season.
Feb 28 - 5:02 PM

Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 26 shots as the Jackets were soundly defeated by Montreal on Thursday night.

McElhinney is now winless in his past three games, allowing eight goals in that span. The veteran is 10-11-2 this eason with a .915 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average. The team will look to rebound on Saturday versus New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 11:11 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old McElhinney owns a 10-10-2 record with a 2.69 GAA and a .918 save percentage through 26 games this season. In two career starts versus the Habs, he's allowed four goals on 63 shots, both were losses.
Feb 26 - 5:13 PM

Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 of 37 shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

The night got off to a rough start for McElhinney, who allowed three goals in the first 21:24 of the game. He settled in nicely after that and the Blue Jackets were able to battle back from a three-goal deficit to force OT. Unfortunately for Columbus, McElhinney allowed two goals on three shootout attempts. The 31-year-old has a 10-10-2 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 10:31 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start versus the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

McElhinney owns 10-10-1 record through 21 starts and 25 games this season, he owns an impressive .918 save percentage and 2.68 GAA despite his and his team's struggles. He has just 20 career minutes of action versus the Rangers, making 15 of 16 saves.
Feb 22 - 6:43 PM

Curtis McElhinney gave up two goals on 23 shots in the Blue Jackets’ 3-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday night.

The final goal came from Tomas Plekanec, who scored on the empty net with the Canadiens shorthanded. Despite the loss, McElhinney has posted at least a .913 save percentage in three games in a row. He has a 2.68 goals-against average and .918 save percentage this season. Columbus can’t be complaining about that.
Feb 21 - 10:19 PM

Coach Todd Richards said that Curtis McElhinney will be between the pipes on Saturday.

With Sergei Bobrovsky likely returning to the lineup next week, this may be one of your last chances to get McElhinney in your fantasy lineup. The netminder is 10-9-1 this season with a 2.71 GAA and a .918 save percentage, but has been stellar in his last six as he is 5-1 with a 1.99 GAA and a .943 save percentage. The Blue Jackets take on the Montreal Canadiens.
Feb 21 - 6:58 AM

Curtis McElhinney stole the show Thursday night making 29 saves and allowing just one goal from Evgeni Malkin behind him in a 2-1 win over rival Pittsburgh.

It's the third straight win for the 31-year-old and the last two have been impressive to save the least. Coming off a 42-save win over the Flyers on Tuesday, the Jackets' de facto starter stymied Crosby and co. all night long to help his team sweep their Pennsylvania tour. McElhinney is 10-9-1 this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average.
Feb 19 - 10:44 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Corey Tropp
6Boone Jenner
7Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
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6Marko Dano
D1Jack Johnson
2Fedor Tyutin
3Ryan Murray
4David Savard
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Cody Goloubef
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney