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Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Falls in OT
Kuemper allowed five goals on 34 shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
Kuemper and the Capitals held a 4-1 lead early in the second period. However, he'd allow three unanswered goals to tie the game before Luke Hughes scored the overtime winner. It's a tough way to wrap up the season for Kuemper, who went 1-4-2 over his final eight starts. The 32-year-old netminder finishes his first year in Washington with a 22-26-7 record and a .908 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting Thursday
Kuemper will defend the home crease versus New Jersey on Thursday.
Kuemper is 22-26-6 with a 2.83 GAA and .909 save percentage this season. The Capitals have to be disappointed with his play -- signing him in the offseason to a five-year, $26.5 million contract, after he won the Stanley Cup in Colorado last season. He will face the Devils, who will win the Metropolitan Division with a win and a Carolina loss to Florida.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Needed in relief Tuesday
Kuemper stopped six of seven shots after replacing Charlie Lindgren (undisclosed) in the third period of Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins.
Garnet Hathaway tapped a puck past him just 28 seconds after Kuemper had entered the game, which sums up how the Capitals' season has gone, as they failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013-14. Kuemper's gone 5-7-2 since the beginning of March with a 2.95 GAA and .909 save percentage, but he'll likely be in net for Washington's final game Thursday against New Jersey.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Stops 38 in victory
Kuemper stopped 38 of 40 shots in Monday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
Kuemper allowed just a pair of goals in the third period as Washington won 5-2 despite being outshot 40 to 25. The 32-year-old Kuemper ended a five-game winless skid with a strong performance. He improves to 22-26-6 with a .909 save percentage on the season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Guarding goal Monday
Kuemper will patrol the home crease Monday versus the Islanders, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kuemper has gone winless in his past five outings, having allowed 19 goals on 167 shots during that span. He has a 21-26-6 record this season with a 2.84 GAA and a .908 save percentage over 54 games. Kuemper has stopped 72 of 77 shots in three outings against the Islanders this campaign en route to a mark of 2-0-1.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Abandoned by teammates in loss
Kuemper made 26 saves in a 6-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday. He allowed five goals.
Kuemper's teammates fell asleep in the second period and left the netminder completely alone. The Habs scored back-to-back shorthanded goals in a 4:10 span early in that frame, and they scored four total in the frame. Perhaps Kuemper's teammates were reflecting on this day in history when the Caps won the 2004 NHL Draft Lottery, later selecting Alex Ovechkin, rather than paying attention to the game.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting in Montreal
Kuemper will start between the pipes in Thursday's road matchup with the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Kuemper struggled in his last start Sunday against the Rangers, surrendering five goals on 34 shots en route to a 5-2 defeat. He'll try to snap his personal four-game losing streak in a favorable road matchup with a struggling Montreal squad that's lost four straight games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Surrenders five goals in defeat
Kuemper permitted five goals on 34 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
Kuemper has gone 2-2-0 versus the Rangers this season with a 3.03 GAA and a .906 save percentage. New York scored twice on nine shots in the first period Sunday prior to cruising to victory. Kuemper has gone winless in his past four outings, having allowed 14 goals on 136 shots. He currently has a 21-25-6 record this season with a 2.79 GAA and a .910 save percentage through 53 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to start
Kuemper is expected to start Sunday against the Rangers, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Kuemper surrendered four goals on 33 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay. He has posted a 21-24-6 record this season with a 2.75 GAA and a .912 save percentage. Kuemper will be backed up by Mitchell Gibson because Charlie Lindgren (illness) is unavailable. Gibson signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Capitals on Sunday following his third year with Harvard University.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Coughs up four in loss
Kuemper stopped 29 of 33 shots in the Capitals' 5-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
Kuemper was beaten twice in the first period and twice in the third period to ultimately drop a 5-1 contest. This game gives Kuemper a loss or overtime loss in five of his last six games as he has only picked up a win in two of his last nine starts. On the season, Kuemper has a 21-24-6 record with a 2.75 GAA and a .912 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Expected to start vs. Tampa Bay
Kuemper is expected to start on the road against Tampa Bay on Thursday, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.
Kuemper will be playing on no rest after stopping 28 of 29 shots through overtime in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Islanders on Wednesday. He has a 21-23-6 record, 2.72 GAA and .912 save percentage in 51 contests this season. The Lightning have the 10th-ranked offense with 3.39 goals per game in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Poor shootout spoils strong start
Kuemper stopped 28 of 29 shots through overtime in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Islanders.
Kuemper failed to finish off his strong performance, as he allowed goals on both of the Islanders' shootout attempts, thus wasting a valuable opportunity to make up more ground in the wild card race. The Capitals are 10 points back of the Islanders and five points behind the Penguins, who hold the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington's also four points back of the ninth-place Panthers, but Kuemper will likely see a heavy workload as long as the Caps remain mathematically in contention.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Set to start Wednesday
Kuemper is slated to be in goal against the Islanders at home Wednesday.
Kuemper has given up four goals in three of his last four contests, resulting in a 1-3-0 record and 3.32 GAA. With the Caps falling further and further behind in the race for a Wild Card spot, Kuemper could see some starts given to Charlie Lindgren down the stretch but will remain the preferred option in goal heading into the final games of the season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Makes 36 saves in loss to Penguins
Kuemper allowed four goals on 40 shots in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kuemper has faced at least 40 shots in four of his nine contests in March. He has managed to save 149 of 161 over those four busy games, but the 32-year-old still got just one win out of those starts. Through 50 appearances in 2022-23, Kuemper has a 21-23-5 record, 2.74 GAA and .911 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Slated to face Penguins
Kuemper is set to guard the road crease against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kuemper made 27 saves in Washington's 6-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday. He has a 21-22-5 record, 2.74 GAA and .911 save percentage in 49 outings this season. Pittsburgh has the 16th-ranked offense with 3.19 goals per game in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Excellent in victory
Kuemper stopped 27 of 28 shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.
Kuemper was perfect heading into the third period before Nikita Zaitsev scored his first of the season to snap Kuemper's shutout bid. This game snaps a two-game losing skid for Kuemper and marks the second time in four games that he has allowed just one goal. Saturday against Pittsburgh would be the next chance for the Canadian goaltender to tend the goal.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' Darcy Kuemper: Starting Thursday
Kuemper (upper body) will return to the lineup and defend the home crease versus Chicago on Thursday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuemper has missed the last two games with the injury. He has lost his last two starts, giving up four goals in each game. Kuemper is 20-22-5 with a 2.77 GAA and .910 save percentage. He will face the Blackhawks, who are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
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