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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-7 85
37-20-2 76
33-21-7 73
31-19-10 72
30-25-5 65
26-23-11 63
22-36-3 47
15-39-6 36

2023 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 6 20 2 3.70 .897 0

Top Kaapo Kahkonen News

  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Stops 28 in loss

    Kahkonen stopped 28 of 32 Wild shots during Sunday's 4-3 loss.

    Kahkonen almost grabbed a win against his former team, but a pair of late goals turned the tide against the Sharks. It has been a tough run for the 27-year-old netminder. He's 0-7-1 in his last eight games, and Sunday's .875 save percentage is the best mark he's had over the three most recent contests. San Jose's defense isn't helping a whole lot, but the distinction isn't important for fantasy managers.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting Sunday

    Kahkonen will get the road start in Minnesota on Sunday, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Kahkonen will get the second half of San Jose's back-to-back after Magnus Chrona plays in Dallas on Saturday. Kahkonen is 6-19-2 with a 3.68 GAA and an .898 save percentage across 29 appearances this season for a struggling San Jose team. Minnesota has recorded 30.2 shots per game, which ranks 20th in the NHL this campaign.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Loses to Ducks

    Kahkonen stopped 24 of 29 shots in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Ducks. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.

    Kahkonen is 0-6-1 over his last seven outings, including regulation losses in all five of his games in February. The 27-year-old gave up all five goals over the first two periods Thursday, and the Sharks couldn't muster a comeback in the third. Kahkonen is down to 6-19-2 with a 3.68 GAA and an .898 save percentage over 29 outings. The Sharks have a road back-to-back on tap this weekend, with games Saturday in Dallas and Sunday in Minnesota. Kahkonen and Magnus Chrona are expected to split those games with Mackenzie Blackwood (undisclosed) on injured reserve for the next week at a minimum.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Slated starter for Thursday

    Kahkonen is expected to start at home against Anaheim on Thursday, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.

    Kahkonen has a 6-18-2 record, 3.63 GAA and .901 save percentage in 28 outings in 2023-24. He's lost his last six appearances while allowing 22 goals on 214 shots (.897 save percentage). Although the Sharks are the underdogs in almost every game, Anaheim, which is tied for 29th offensively with 2.59 goals per contest, presents a favorable matchup for Kahkonen.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Lit up in relief outing

    Kahkonen stopped 24 of 31 shots in relief of Mackenzie Blackwood (undisclosed) in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Devils.

    Kahkonen ended up with the loss after Blackwood left with the game scoreless late in the first period. The two goalies have been alternating starts since the All-Star break, but Kahkonen could take on a majority of the workload if Blackwood is sidelined for any length of time. This was Kahkonen's sixth straight loss, and he's now at 6-18-2 with a 3.63 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 28 appearances this season. The Sharks' next game is a favorable home matchup versus the Ducks on Thursday.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Yields three goals in loss

    Kahkonen stopped 31 of 34 shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Predators. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.

    Kahkonen took his fifth straight loss, and he's allowed at least three goals in four of those defeats. The 27-year-old gave up a tally in each period Saturday -- Kiefer Sherwood scored twice and Filip Forsberg also struck on the power play against Kahkonen. For the season, Kahkonen is down to 6-17-2 with a 3.44 GAA and a .905 save percentage over 27 appearances. Kahkonen and Mackenzie Blackwood have been alternating starts lately, which would put the latter on track to face the Devils on Tuesday, while the former would line up for a favorable matchup against the Ducks on Thursday.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Slated starter for Saturday

    Kahkonen is expected to start at home against Nashville on Saturday, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Kahkonen has lost his last four contests despite stopping 137 of 149 shots (.919 save percentage) in that span. He's 6-16-2 with a 3.46 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 26 appearances in 2023-24. The Predators are on a three-game winning streak in which they've outscored their opponents 14-6, so this might be a difficult matchup for Kahkonen.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Gives up four goals in loss

    Kahkonen allowed four goals on 41 shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Kahkonen nearly guided the game to overtime, but Boone Jenner's tally with less than 13 seconds left in the third period was the decisive goal. This was Kahkonen's fourth straight loss -- he's allowed 12 goals while going 0-3-1 in that span. The 27-year-old netminder is down to 6-16-2 with a 3.46 GAA and a .905 save percentage over 26 appearances. With the Sharks having just two games over the next week, Kahkonen is not a strong option for fantasy managers in weekly formats.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Expected to start Saturday

    Kahkonen is set to start at home against Columbus on Saturday, according to Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Kahkonen has a 6-15-2 record, 3.43 GAA and .905 save percentage in 25 appearances in 2023-24. He saved 38 of 39 shots versus Winnipeg on Wednesday but suffered a 1-0 loss due to a lack of support. The Blue Jackets are tied for 24th offensively with 2.90 goals per game, so this is a favorable matchup for Kahkonen.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Available Thursday

    Kahkonen (leg) is available for Thursday's road game against Calgary, according to Max Miller of The Hockey News.

    Kahkonen appeared to be dealing with leg issues towards the end of Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Winnipeg, but it seems he's fine. He has a 6-15-2 record, 3.43 GAA and .905 save percentage in 25 contests in 2023-24. Kahkonen is expected to serve as the backup goaltender versus the Flames while Mackenzie Blackwood will get the start.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Appears injured late in game

    Kahkonen had trouble pushing off with his left leg when attempting to go to the bench for an extra attacker in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Jets, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    Kahkonen stopped 39 of 40 shots in the contest, but the injury is of some concern with the Sharks playing the first game of a back-to-back. The late timing of the injury means an update may not be available until Thursday. The Sharks are expected to start Mackenzie Blackwood versus the Flames on Thursday, but Kahkonen's status will likely be signaled based on if the team calls up another goalie. Per Max Miller of The Hockey News, Kahkonen said he was okay after the game, but it's still worth double-checking on his status heading into Thursday.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting Wednesday

    Kahkonen will guard the road goal Wednesday versus Winnipeg, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    In his last appearance, Kahkonen made 31 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim on Jan. 31. He has earned a 6-14-2 record this season with a 3.55 GAA and a .901 save percentage through 24 games played. Winnipeg sits 17th in the league this campaign with 3.02 goals per contest.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Loses in overtime

    Kahkonen stopped 31 of 34 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks.

    Kahkonen had a one-goal lead to nurse in the third period, but Troy Terry tied the game with 1:01 left in regulation. Frank Vatrano then won it for the Ducks with a rush in the final minute of overtime. With losses in seven of his last nine outings, Kahkonen is not in great form heading into the All-Star break. He's down to 6-14-2 with a 3.55 GAA and a .901 save percentage over 24 appearances this season and figures to be in the backup role behind Mackenzie Blackwood following the bye week.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Slated to start Wednesday

    Kahkonen is expected to start on the road against Anaheim on Wednesday, per Max Miller of The Hockey News.

    Kahkonen has a 6-14-1 record, 3.59 GAA and .901 save percentage in 23 contests in 2023-24. He has surrendered at least three goals in four of his past five outings. Despite Kahkonen's struggles, this is a favorable matchup. Anaheim ranks 29th offensively this year with just 2.55 goals per game.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Allows four again

    Kahkonen made 31 saves Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Buffalo. He allowed four goals.

    The Sharks had a 2-0 lead early, and the Sabres responded with five unanswered goals. However, Kahkonen could hardly be faulted on any of them. The first goal was a rebound that didn't get cleared. The second was a cross-crease pass, and the third was a screen. The fourth was a one-timer on a 3-on-2 rush. Still, Kahkonen has allowed four goals in three of his five starts since the start of January (1-4-0). The Sharks make life hard for anyone in their blue paint.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starter for Saturday

    Kahkonen is expected to start at home against Buffalo on Saturday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Kahkonen has a 6-13-1 record, 3.56 GAA and .902 save percentage in 22 contests in 2023-24. He saved 44 of 47 shots en route to a 4-3 shootout win over LA on Monday. The Sabres, who rank 23rd offensively this year with 2.94 goals per game, figure to be a somewhat favorable matchup.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Narrowly defeats Kings

    Kahkonen saved 44 of 47 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over LA on Monday.

    LA outshot San Jose by a staggering 18-6 in the first period, but Kahkonen's efforts kept the game scoreless going into the intermission. Although he did have blemishes later in the contest, with 44 saves and two perfect shootout rounds, this was a hard-fought victory. Kahkonen, who last showed up in the win column Dec. 7, is 6-13-1 with a 3.56 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 22 appearances this campaign.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Patrolling crease Monday

    Kahkonen will be in goal against the Kings on the road Monday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen is riding a nine-game losing streak in which he's posted an 0-7-1 record and 3.26 GAA. With the Sharks entering a back-to-back set, starter Mackenzie Blackwood figures to get the nod for Tuesday's clash with the Rangers. The 27-year-old Kahkonen has never reached the 20-win threshold in his career and will be hard-pressed to do so this season.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Gets no help in Buffalo

    Kahkonen kicked out 32 of 34 shots in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Sabres.

    Buffalo's final goal was scored into an empty net. Kahkonen played well -- he was screened on the first puck that beat him, and the second came on a Sabres power play -- but the Sharks couldn't solve Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen in the other crease. Kahkonen has dropped his last eight decisions, going 0-7-1 over that stretch, but his 3.26 GAA and .902 save percentage are still better than Mackenzie Blackwood's 3.86 GAA and .884 save percentage over the same period.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left