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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 was unable to stop the Washington Capitals' losing streak, which grew to three after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings.
It's not as though the backup goalie was besieged by shots; he only faced 21, giving up three goals. While that was a disappointing night, he's otherwise been outstanding in spot duty otherwise this season and is a great add/drop option if there's sufficient notice that he'll be giving Braden Holtby a rare night off. Mar 12 - 3:21 AM

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Philipp Grubauer will take on the Kings on Saturday night.

He's been one of the league's best backup netminders this season. Through 18 games he has a 10-5-2 record with a .928 save percentage and a 2.04 GAA.
Mar 11 - 8:37 PM

Philipp Grubauer gave up four goals on 25 shots Saturday night as the Capitals lost 5-2 to the Predators.

A fifth goal went into an empty net. Grubauer has now suffered back-to-back losses for the second time in a little more than a month. He lost a 2-1 contest six nights previous against the Rangers and dropped a pair in late January against the Islanders and Senators. In those two previous losses, however, he managed to record save percentages north of .900 and salvage some fantasy points. He would not be nearly as productive Saturday with an .840.
Feb 25 - 8:18 PM

With Braden Holtby in net on Friday, expect Philipp Grubauer will be in net on Saturday against the Predators.

In 16 games this season Grubauer has posted a 10-4-2 record with a three shutouts, a 930 save percentage and a 1.98 save percentage this season. He's been able to get Holtby some much-needed rest with his superb play.
Feb 24 - 2:19 PM

Philipp Grubauer was sensational during Sunday's tough 2-1 loss to the Rangers

He stopped 28 of 30 shots, including all three on the penalty kill and several breakaways. The loss drops him to 10-4-2 on the season.
Feb 19 - 3:10 PM

The Capitals have tabbed Philipp Grubauer to take on the Rangers in Sunday's matinee.

The understudy has been sensational this season, posting a 10-3-2 record in 15 games with a trio of shutouts, a 1.98 GAA and a .931 save percentage. He also boasts 10 Quality Starts and zero Really Bad Starts.
Feb 19 - 12:00 PM

The Kings gave Philipp Grubauer all he could handle, but none of their 38 shots were able to beat him on Sunday.

Grubauer also stopped all four shots he saw while on the penalty kill, going on to backstop the Capitals to a 5-0 win. It's the young understudy's third shutout of the season and of his career as his record improves to 10-3-2.
Feb 5 - 2:56 PM

Philipp Grubauer will get the start in goal for Washington Sunday against Los Angeles.

Grubauer is have a stellar season as the backup to Braden Holtby. Despite losing on Tuesday, Grubauer heads into Sunday's action with a 9-3-2 record to go with a 2.13 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Adjust your fantasy lineup accordingly.
Feb 5 - 10:26 AM

Philipp Grubauer stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

Grubauer was solid in this contest but his team didn't have enough offensive support to get him the win. He has given up more than three goals in just one of his starts this season, and boasts an impressive 9-3-2 record, 2.13 goals against average and .924 save percentage. He isn't worth adding to your lineup unless Braden Holtby goes down with an injury.
Jan 31 - 9:46 PM

Philipp Grubauer will start Tuesday's match against the New York Islanders.

He has allowed three goals against in each of his last three appearances for a 1-1-1 record. Still, Grubauer has been a solid backup this season with a 9-2-2 record, a 2.13 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Jan 31 - 1:36 PM

Philipp Grubauer got off to a rough start in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Ottawa.

He turned aside 31 of 34 shots in thsi one. Grubauer allowed a shorthanded goal less than two minutes into the game before the Sens made it 2-0 at the 4:10 mark of the first period. Grubauer settled down after that, but it was too late. He has a 9-2-2 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage. Tonight's loss snapped Washington's 14-game point streak.
Jan 24 - 11:47 PM

Philipp Grubauer will tend to Washington's cage on Tuesday versus Ottawa.

Coach Barry Trotz already confirmed that Braden Holtby would start Monday and Grubauer would play the second half of the Capitals' back-to-back situation. Grubauer has posted superb numbers this campaign when called upon. The backup netminder has a 9-1-2 record with a 2.05 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Jan 24 - 5:09 PM

Philipp Grubauer made 32 saves on 35 shots Saturday night to life the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Stars.

Grubauer did not get off to a strong start as the Stars outshot the Caps 25 to 13 in the first two periods. He gave up one goal on 15 shots in the first and two on 10 shots in the second, but settled down once his teammates began to score in the third. Grubauer faced another 10 shots in that period, but was perfect and sent the game into overtime. Jay Beagle scored the game winner 19 seconds into the extra period, so Grubauer did not have to face another shot. Grubauer now has a record of 9-1-2 with a save percentage of .925.
Jan 22 - 12:37 AM

Philipp Grubauer will be in net for the Capitals against the Stars on Saturday.

Washington's understudy has been sensational this season, posting an 8-1-2 record with 20 goals against and an .927 save percentage in 11 games so far this season.
Jan 21 - 1:11 PM

Look for Philipp Grubauer to get the start in three of the Capitals next eight games.

As good as starter Braden Holtby has been this season, Grubauer is matching him every step of the way with an 8-1-1 mark to go with a 1.74 GAA and a .935 save percentage. Coach Barry Trotz suggested that Grubauer will play once during the upcoming Dad's trip and with the Capitals having a pair of back-to-back games upcoming, he will get a start in each of those games. He is worth putting on your roster as he has been great this season.
Jan 16 - 9:35 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer