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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie | #31

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 182
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (112) / WAS

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Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 of 33 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
It was his first win since Oct. 29 (he only played two games since then). Grubauer has a 3-1-1 record with a 1.80 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage this season. He has no fantasy value in any leagues. Nov 25 - 8:20 PM

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Look for Philipp Grubauer to play between the pipes on Friday.

Grubauer was the first netminder off the ice following the morning skate. If he does start, it will be his first action since Nov. 15.
Nov 25 - 11:31 AM

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

Caps head coach Barry Trotz surprisingly gave Grubauer a second consecutive start after he felt his team let their goalie out to dry in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Saturday. Things were better tonight, but the Capitals didn't give Grubauer much of a cushion. He has a 2-1-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this season.
Nov 15 - 10:01 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get the nod in Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Surprisingly, this will be his second consecutive start, after he and his team got shelled 5-1 by Carolina on Saturday. "We left him on an island in Carolina. No teammate deserves that," said head coach Barry Trotz. "He's going back in, and hopefully they will surround him and make sure they surround the island." He has a 2-1-0 record with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage.
Nov 15 - 6:20 PM

Philipp Grubauer failed to mind the net four times Saturday night as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals 5-1.

The Canes also scored an empty net goal. With only two games under his belt this season, it was too soon to make any firm predictions about Grubauer, but he entered the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record and one shutout against the Colorado Avalanche October 18th—a 3-0 win. His save percentage during the first two games was .954, which took a hit with Saturday night’s .892.
Nov 12 - 11:50 PM

Phil Grubauer will face Carolina on Saturday night.

Grubauer is making a rare appearance today against a weak Carolina offense. The young netminder has shown he can play strong games as his career .922 save percentage can attest. It's a full slate of games tonight, but this could be a sneaky play.
Nov 12 - 1:05 PM

He didn't keep his shutout streak intact, but the Washington Capitals have to be pleased with Philipp Grubauer after he helped them beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2.

While it wasn't the most taxing night for Grubauer (23 of 25 saves), the 5-2 differential is a little misleading, as it was 3-2 during key moments in the third period. He was tested a few times and came through. That might inspire the Capitals to give Braden Holtby at least a little more rest here and there, at least during tougher stretches of Washington's schedule.
Oct 30 - 12:56 AM

Philipp Grubauer will be in goal versus Vancouver on Saturday night.

Grubauer blanked the Avalanche on 18 shots in his other start this season. He's never faced the Canucks before and his home/road splits are nearly identical, so feel free to successful young backup if you need a spot-starter.
Oct 29 - 3:01 PM

The Washington Capitals plan to use backup goalie Philipp Grubauer more than they did last season.

Grubauer only made 16 starts, and appeared in 22 total games, in 2015-16, but with this season's schedule more condensed, it's not surprising that Washington wants to use him more. "What you’re seeing with the schedule is that there are some more back-to-backs, but also, you’re playing every second day," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. ". . . I said to the goaltenders, if I could go Grubi one game and then Holts three, that type of situation, that would be in the perfect world what I’d like to do. How we’re playing and when we’re playing and our travel and all of that sort of messes with that." Just as a frame of reference, 20 or 21 starts would mean Grubauer got roughly 25% of the team's starts, so we're talking about a potentially meaningful, but not dramatic increase in his workload compared to 2015-16.
Oct 20 - 11:03 AM

Philipp Grubauer stopped all 18 shots he faced in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Avalanche.

Not bad for his first start of the season. The Capitals dominated this one, as they outshot the Avs 40-18. Grubauer is a solid backup goaltender, but his fantasy value is non-existent because he plays behind workhorse goaltender Braden Holtby.
Oct 18 - 10:17 PM

Philipp Grubauer will make his season debut Tuesday night versus Colorado.

He posted an 8-9-1 record last season with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. The Avalanche defeated the Penguins in overtime on Monday.
Oct 18 - 12:11 PM

Philipp Grubauer will join Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey.

He will serve as an injury replacement for Frederik Andersen, who suffered an upper-body injury during an Olympic qualifier with Denmark last week. Grubauer will probably be the third goalie behind Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak.
Sep 6 - 1:05 PM

Philipp Grubauer adjusted nicely to a backup role this season.

Grubauer had been used to starting in the minors but when you have Braden Holtby in front of you on the depth chart, you had better be patient as far as playing in games is concerned. "During the year, it was quite an adjustment for me, early in the year not getting as many games as I used to, but I knew that coming into the season," Grubauer said. "I think [goaltending coach Mitch Korn] and Holts, they also mentored me and helped me through the adjustment, and obviously, getting more games at the end there was obviously helpful." Grubauer managed to get into 22 games and was 8-9-1 this season with a 2.32 GAA and a .918 save percentage. Expect him to have a similar role next season unless Holtby suffers a significant injury.
Jun 18 - 8:59 AM

Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on 21 shots in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Grubauer got the start so that Braden Holtby could get an extra day of rest after playing on Saturday night. The 24-year-old backup finishes the season with a 8-9-1 record in 2015-16. He has a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season.
Apr 10 - 11:36 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start in Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Capitals have locked up the top spot in the East and the league, but some were wondering if they'd let Braden Holtby break Martin Brodeur's single-season win record. Holtby tied the record last night, but the Caps have decided it's better to keep him out of a meaningless game.
Apr 10 - 5:40 PM

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D1John Carlson
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2Philipp Grubauer