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Philipp Grubauer | Goalie

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 182

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Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves on 31 shots in a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Thursday night.
The Caps' backup was in tough against a high-powered Stars offense. Grubauer suffered his first regulation loss of the year to fall to 2-1-1 with a .900 save percentage and 2.70 goals against average. Nov 19 - 11:16 PM

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Philipp Grubauer will get the start in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

This is Grubauer's second start in Washington's last three games. He has a 2-0-1 record with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this season.
Nov 19 - 6:14 PM

Philipp Grubauer allowed three goals on 29 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

The Capitals trailed 2-0 in the third period, but eventually got goals from Michael Latta and Jay Beagle to force overtime. Unfortunately for the Caps, Sean Monahan beat Grubauer in the extra frame. The 23-year-old Capitals goaltender is now 2-0-1 in three games this season.
Nov 13 - 10:25 PM

Philipp Grubauer will face the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

It'll be Grubauer's third start of the season, and he's stopped 45 of 50 shots thus far. In 22 career games he owns a .922 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA, take it for what you think it's worth.
Nov 13 - 6:14 PM

Philipp Grubauer sustained a significant cut under his left eye during Thursday's practice.

"At first I thought it might have been a puck, but all it was was his mask came up on him," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "A stick pushed the mask up and cut (under) his eye. It wasn’t a blunt blast from the point or anything like that. It’s what happens when those masks roll up. He’s just got a cut and he’s looking a lot tougher today than he did earlier this morning." Grubauer might be available for Friday's game, but if there's swelling that impacts his vision, that could complicate things. He has a 2.43 GAA and .900 save percentage in two contests this season.
Nov 12 - 2:39 PM

Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves in Saturday's ovetime victory over Florida.

Give your team a chance to win, that's all a goalie is trying to do, backups more so than starters. The one puck to make it through Grubauer was a fluky bouncer, meaning the Panthers never really solved the youngster. Grubauer has now won both his starts and stopped 45 of 50 shots faced.
Nov 1 - 12:43 AM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start in goal for Washington Saturday.

Braden Holtby got the start on Friday so coach Barry Trotz announced after the game that Grubauer will go against Florida Saturday. Grubauer won his only start but gave up four goals on 23 shots to the Oilers.
Oct 31 - 9:21 AM

Philipp Grubauer is not used to being a backup goaltender.

Well if he is going to play on the Capitals he better get used to it as Braden Holtby is the undisputed starting netminder. Grubauer played in 49 games last season in Hershey but Friday was his first start this season. "It was nice to get into the game, shake the rust off a little bit and I think it got better as the game went on," Grubauer said. Look for Grubauer to see 10-15 starts this season.
Oct 25 - 9:18 AM

Philipp Grubauer was not happy with his performance on Friday despite getting a win.

Grubauer gave up four goals on only 23 shots but the Capitals scored seven for the win. "It was tough the first couple of minutes," Grubauer said. "It was tough the first period. Couple bad bounces and a couple of tips. I think four goals against is enough for the Washington Capitals, and I can’t always rely on scoring seven goals. I’ve got to do a better job of keeping pucks out." The start was Grubauer's first action of the season. He should see 10-15 games this season if starter Braden Holtby remains healthy so his fantasy value is negligible.
Oct 24 - 10:47 AM

Philipp Grubauer was fortunate to receive enough support to buoy his 19 save effort on Friday night.

Grubauer was beaten four times on the night, but the Capitals put up seven goals for him. Hell, Evgeny Kuznetsov put up three goals and five points himself. A win is a win is a win, as they say.
Oct 24 - 12:53 AM

Philipp Grubauer will be between the pipes for Friday's game against Edmonton.

It will mark his first start and game action of the season. Braden Holtby, who will get the call on Thursday versus Vancouver, has a 4-1-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average.
Oct 21 - 5:47 PM

Philipp Grubauer has inked a two-year, one-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

He will make $650,000 next season and $850,000 in 2016-17. Grubauer owns a 7-6-5 record in the NHL with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. He only played one game with the Capitals this past campaign, but his new deal paves the way for him to be Braden Holtby's backup next year.
Jun 15 - 1:04 PM

Philipp Grubauer's agent expects to start contract talks with the Capitals this week.

He added that Grubauer's first choice is to stay with Washington, but he has received offers to play in the KHL. If the Caps get a contract done with the pending restricted free agent netminder then Grubauer should be expected to back up Braden Holtby next season.
Jun 1 - 2:16 PM

By making 19 saves on 21 shots, Philipp Grubauer became the fifth ever goalie to earn a win in both the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Calder Cup playoffs in the same season.

Grubauer made 18 saves in a 4-3 win during an emergency start to spell the then-sick Braden Holtby in Game Two of Washington's series with the NY Islanders. And tonight, he came in relief of Pheonix Copley to begin the second period and help steer Hershey towards a 10-4 victory and entry to the second round.
May 1 - 9:57 PM

Philipp Grubauer has been sent down to AHL Hershey.

Grubauer turned aside 18 of 21 shots to earn a 4-3 victory against the Islanders in Game 2 of the first round series. He was originally summoned because Braden Holtby was dealing with an illness, but he remained on the roster for the rest of the series even though Holtby was able to play in the rest of the contests. Washington defeated the Islanders and will face the New York Rangers in the second round.
Apr 28 - 4:27 PM

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer