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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184

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The Washington Capitals have sent Philipp Grubauer to the minors.
Grubauer was recalled to play on Friday, his first NHL game of the season, and was sent back to Hershey just as quickly. Braden Holtby got a deserved night off and apparently the Capitals were unwilling to start Justin Peters so Grubauer got the call. Feb 7 - 10:24 AM

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Philipp Grubauer, making his first start of the season, was the winning goalie Friday night in the Capitals' 3-2 shootout victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Grubauer was recalled by Washington from the American Hockey League earlier Friday. He made 23 saves in regulation and overtime before the Caps prevailed in the shootout. For the record, Grubauer is now 1-0, with a goals-against average of 1.85 and a save percentage of .920.
Feb 6 - 10:17 PM

The Washington Capitals will roll with Philipp Grubauer on Friday, but it sounds like that's all.

Any additions involving Grubauer should be made while planning to drop him soon after, unless perhaps he gets a shutout that earns him another start or two.
Feb 6 - 5:57 PM

Coach Barry Trotz has confirmed that Philipp Grubauer will face Anaheim on Friday night.

This was expected to be the case after the Capitals sent down Andre Burakovsky to call Grubauer up from the minors. Braden Holtby has been a workhorse for Washington this year and he'll get the night off after Thursday's win over Ottawa. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Feb 6 - 5:15 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been summoned from the minors by Washington and he's projected to start Friday's game versus Anaheim.

He appeared in 17 games with the Capitals last season, where he posted six wins, a .925 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average. Justin Peters hasn't seen much action behind Braden Holtby this season and he hasn't performed very well.
Feb 6 - 3:02 PM

The Washington Capitals have sent goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the minors.

Grubauer was terrific last season when the Capitals needed him as he had a 2.38 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 17 games. The Capitals will go with Braden Holtby as the starter and Justin Peters as his backup.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 10:50:00 AM

The Washington Capitals plan to have Philipp Grubauer start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.

Grubauer had a 2.38 GAA and .925 save percentage in 17 contests with Washington last season. However, the Capitals remain committed to using Braden Holtby as their starter and they would rather put Grubauer in a position where he'll get plenty of ice time. With that in mind, the Capitals will sign a veteran backup to serve as Holtby's understudy.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Philipp Grubauer has been sent to the minors.

Washington needed Grubauer because they acquired Jaroslav Halak on Wednesday, but he wasn't available in time for that game. Grubauer ended up playing Wednesday and turned aside 10 of 11 shots in a 6-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 11:02:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have called up Philipp Grubauer.

Grubauer was probably summoned in case the newly acquired Jaroslav Halak can't get to Philadelphia in time for Wednesday's game. In that scenario, Grubauer will serve as the backup goaltender.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been assigned to the minors by Washington.

He has started 14 of the Capitals' past 20 games, but after a pair of ugly losses the club has decided to shake things up. The Caps will turn to Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth to tend to their crease with Grubauer back in the AHL. In 16 games with Washington, he had a 6-4-5 record with a .926 save percentage and a 2.38 GAA.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 01:11:00 PM

Phillip Grubauer's night was a short one in the Washington Capitals' 4-1 loss to the Rangers in New York Sunday night.

The young goaltender was replaced by Braden Holtby in the first period for the second straight game. Grubauer yielded three goals on 14 shots Friday in a loss to Columbus. Against the Rangers Sunday night, he gave up three first-period goals on only eight shots. Holtby then allowed a goal on 18 shots. Grubauer's goals-against average is now 2.38 and his save percentage, .926. Holtby's GAA is .304 while his save percentage is .911.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:51:00 PM

The Washington Capitals will play Philipp Grubauer against the New York Rangers on Sunday.

This will be his 14th start in the last 20 contests. The German goalie only has one win in his last seven games, although Washington generated a standings point in four of those defeats. He's 6-3-5 with a .931 save percentage an 2.22 GAA overall this season.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer was yanked after allowing three goals on 14 shots in Friday’s loss to Columbus.

It was a poor effort from the entire Caps squad, although Grubauer did not have a good night by any means. The German rookie remains a strong fantasy play though based on his impressive 6-3-5 record, .931 save percentage and 2.22 goals against average this season.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Philipp Grubauer will play between the pipes on Friday.

Grubauer has a 2.06 GAA and .936 save percentage in 14 games this season. He's allowed just two goals in his last two contests, but lost both of those matches in shootouts.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Phillipp Grubauer made 28 saves on 29 shots, but its wasn’t enough to win as he allowed a shootout goal in the Caps’ 2-1 loss to San Jose.

Grubauer falls to 6-2-5 on the year, losing his second straight stellar performance in overtime. He has a .936 save percentage and 2.06 goals against average.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 10:28:00 PM

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2Justin Peters