Player Notes

  • Between pipes for Game 1
    Skinner will tend the twine on the road in Game 1 against the Stars on Thursday, Jason Gregor of Sports 1440 Edmonton reports.

    Advice: Skinner has faced less than 20 shots in each of his last four appearances, posting a 3-1 record to go with a 2.66 GAA and .848 save percentage. Despite being benched for Games 4 and 5, the 25-year-old backstop reclaimed the starting role from Calvin Pickard for the final two games of the best-of-seven series versus Vancouver. Skinner will remain the preferred choice heading into the Western Conference Finals versus Dallas. 40 minutes ago
  • In goal Wednesday
    Bobrovsky will get the starting nod on the road against the Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bobrovsky is sporting a 2.37 GAA and .902 save percentage in 11 postseason contests. The netminder is certainly getting plenty of offensive support, as the Panthers are scoring 3.55 goals per game in the postseason, the most of any team remaining in the playoffs. It figures to be a clash of backstops, as Bobrovsky will be squaring off with Igor Shesterkin on the other side. Today, 8:05 am
  • Slated to start Wednesday
    Shesterkin is expected to guard the home goal against Florida in Game 1 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shesterkin has led the Rangers to the Eastern Conference Finals by posting an 8-2 record, 2.40 GAA and .923 save percentage in 10 playoff appearances this year. However, the 28-year-old goaltender has allowed at least three goals in each of his past three starts. Florida has excelled offensively in the postseason, averaging 3.55 goals per contest, so the Panthers are expected to be a challenging adversary for Shesterkin. Today, 8:04 am
  • Inks one-year contract
    Miner signed a one-year contract extension with the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miner spent his time in the AHL and ECHL this season. He recorded an impressive .930 save percentage through 18 appearances during his time in the AHL as well as a .917 save percentage through 11 ECHL appearances. Alexandar Georgiev and Justus Annunen are both under contract through 2024-25, so Miner will likely spend most, if not all, of next season in the minors. Yesterday, 8:44 am
  • Loses Game 7
    Silovs allowed three goals on 29 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers in Game 7.

    Advice: Silovs took consecutive losses at the NHL level for the first time in his career, and it couldn't have come at a worse time for the Canucks. He allowed eight goals on 56 shots over Games 6 and 7. Overall, he went 5-5 in the playoffs, allowing 29 goals over 10 contests. It's not a particularly impressive body of work, but it's enough to think Silovs will enter 2024-25 as backup to Thatcher Demko (knee) if Casey DeSmith walks in free agency. Silovs will also need a new contract as a restricted free agent. Monday, 9:24 pm
  • Ruled out for Game 7
    Head coach Rick Tocchet said Saturday that Demko (knee) will not play in Monday's Game 7 versus the Oilers, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Demko was believed to have a chance to return during the second round, but this will eliminate that possibility. The Canucks will instead entrust either Arturs Silovs or Casey DeSmith in a must-win game with a trip to the Western Conference Finals on the line. Demko will have missed 12 straight contests after Monday, and there's been no indication at what point he might be available if the Canucks are able to extend their playoff run. Saturday, 8:19 pm
  • Recalled from minors
    Poirier was summoned from AHL Texas on Saturday.

    Advice: The 22-year-old netminder was 17-16-4 with a 3.19 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 38 games during the regular season. Poirier has yet to play a game at the NHL level. Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Takes double-overtime loss
    Georgiev allowed two goals on 38 shots in Friday's 2-1 double-overtime loss to the Stars in Game 6.

    Advice: The Avalanche caught a break in the first overtime when a potential Stars goal was overturned for goaltender interference. There would be no rescue for Georgiev after Matt Duchene came back to haunt one of his former teams with a tally 11:42 into the second overtime. Georgiev went 6-5 with a 2.85 GAA and an .897 save percentage over 11 playoff contests, numbers roughly in line with his regular-season performance. After playing 143 games between the regular season and playoffs over the last two years, the Avalanche may be motivated to make sure the 28-year-old sees a smaller workload in 2024-25, though he should still be the primary starter entering the final year of his current contract. Friday, 11:39 pm
  • Seals series in double overtime
    Oettinger stopped 29 of 30 shots in Friday's 2-1 double-overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 6.

    Advice: Oettinger was tagged for five goals on 27 shots in Game 5, but he bounced back in a big way to secure the series win Friday. This was the fifth time in 13 contests that he's limited an opponent to a single goal. Oettinger also hasn't lost consecutive games since his first two outings in the first round. He's locked in as the Stars' starter as they await the winner of the Canucks-Oilers series to join them in the Western Conference Finals. Friday, 11:24 pm