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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie | #31

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (112) / WAS

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Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on 25 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Grubauer was solid this evening, but luck was on his side, as the Canadiens hit the post multiple times. This was his first regulation loss since Nov. 16 (eight games). Grubauer has a 4-6-3 record with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season. On a positive note, he's given up two goals or fewer in three of his last four games. Jan 19 - 10:26 PM

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It looks like Philipp Grubauer will start for the Capitals Friday night.

That makes sense given that this is Washington's second game in as many days, so it's a logical time to rest Braden Holtby. Grubauer's been great lately too, with a 3-0-2 record, 1.04 GAA, and .965 save percentage in his last six games.
Jan 19 - 5:03 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been playing at a very high level over his last six appearances.

The Capitals' backup has a 3-0-2 record with a 1.04 goals-against-average and a .965 save percentage over that span. Even more impressive, is the fact that Grubauer has only allowed two even-strength goals over those six appearances and entered Friday night's contest stopping 110 of the last 111 even-strength shots directed his way. He is one of the NHL's most effective backups at the moment and should be rostered in deep fantasy pools regardless of format.
Jan 13 - 12:29 PM

Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 39 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Capitals found themselves down 1-0 and 3-2, but they managed to score the game-winning goal with just two seconds remaining in regulation. Grubauer now has a 4-5-3 record with a 2.60 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season. His fantasy value is limited because he'll continue to serve as Braden Holtby's backup goaltender.
Jan 12 - 11:10 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start in Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

This will be the second game of a home-and-home series between these two teams. Grubauer has a 3-5-3 record with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage this season.
Jan 11 - 6:29 PM

Philipp Grubauer made 37 saves on 38 shots in a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Grubauer won his first start in over a month for the Capitals. His record improves to 3-5-3 with a 2.56 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Jan 9 - 10:37 PM

Philipp Grubauer will start Tuesday's game versus Vancouver.

Grubauer last played on Dec. 27 in a 1-0 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. He has a 2-5-3 record this season with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 13 appearances.
Jan 9 - 10:46 AM

Philipp Grubauer made 37 saves but the Washington Capitals lost 1-0 in a shootout to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Grubauer couldn't have done more for the Capitals on Wednesday and picked up a shutout despite losing the shootout when he allowed two goals.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Philipp Grubauer will get the nod on Wednesday night against the New York Rangers.

Grubauer is 2-5-2 with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .898 save percentage so far this season with the Capitals. He has made just three appearances in the month of December, winning only one of those games. As a backup to Braden Holtby, don't expect to see Grubauer to see much action this season unless he is traded.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer may not be back with the Washington Capitals next year.

Grubauer, who has been limited to 12 appearances and nine starts this season behind Braden Holtby, can become a restricted free agent in the summer. Prospect Ilya Samsonov is expected to join the team once his KHL contract expires in late April and Grubauer would also like a chance to earn a larger role somewhere else. Still, he is willing to stay with the Capitals for another year if the team wants him back.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer stopped 24 of 27 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Grubauer's best saves of the game came when he denied Tobias Rieder not once but twice on the same breakaway attempt midway through the third period. The loss drops Grubauer's record to a pedestrian 2-5-2 with a 2.98 goals against average and .898 save percentage. The Capitals must have been hoping for a better season from their backup netminder.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:35:00 AM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start in Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

The Capitals are playing two games in two nights starting tonight (they'll be in Vegas tomorrow), so they'll start Grubauer against Arizona and they'll likely play Braden Holtby tomorrow. The Caps backup goalie has a 2-5-1 record with a 3.01 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this season.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer stopped 24 of 25 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

After dropping his first four games, Grubauer has now won back-to-back games (he's also given up one goal in each game). The Capitals backup goaltender managed to keep the Sharks off the board in the first and third periods, but he allowed a goal to Timo Meier in the middle frame. Grubauer has a 2-5-1 record with a 3.21 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage this season.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:10:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer will start Monday's game against San Jose.

Braden Holtby will get the night off after he stopped 32 shots in a 4-3 win over Columbus on Saturday. Grubauer earned his first win of the season in his last appearance on Nov. 24 when he blocked 25 shots in a 3-1 victory versus Tampa Bay. The Capitals backup netminder has a 3.49 GAA and .886 save percentage this year in nine appearances.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Philipp Grubauer turned aside 25 of 26 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Finally, he managed to record his first win of the 2017-18 season. Grubauer allowed a power play goal to Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov early in the first period, but he was able to shut the door the rest of the way. He now owns a 1-5-1 record with a 3.49 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage this season.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 07:55:00 PM

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer