Last Game
Tue, Feb 7
4
Final / OT
3

Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
30-18-4 64
29-16-5 63
28-18-7 63
29-18-4 62
24-17-10 58
20-26-4 44
16-25-11 43
17-29-6 40

2022 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 6 9 4 3.89 .871 1

Top Kaapo Kahkonen News

  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Rallies for OT win

    Kahkonen allowed three goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Lightning.

    It looked like Kahkonen would be in for a short night after allowing three goals in the first period. However, the Finish netminder responded by blanking Tampa Bay over the final two frames while the Sharks rallied to tie the game in the third before winning in overtime. Kahkonen has won back-to-back starts for the first time this season, stopping 73 of 78 shots in that span. He improves to 7-9-4 on the season with a .874 save percentage.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting in Tampa Bay

    Kahkonen will guard the road goal Tuesday against Tampa Bay, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Kahkonen made 37 saves in a 6-4 win over Pittsburgh on Jan. 28 prior to the All-Star break. He has a 6-9-4 record this season with a 3.89 GAA and an .871 save percentage. The Lightning rank fifth in the league this campaign with 3.57 goals per game.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting in Pittsburgh

    Kahkonen will defend the visiting crease in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    It has been a tough season for Kahkonen, who is 5-9-4 with a 3.88 GAA and a terrible .869 save percentage. Kahkonen has given up 11 goals on 69 shots during his last two games. He will face the Penguins, who rank 17th offensively with 3.04 goals per game.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Gets win despite allowing four

    Kahkonen made 37 saves in a 6-4 win over the Penguins on Saturday.

    Evgeni Malkin scored twice and Sidney Crosby and Ryan Poehling each had a goal. Three of those goals came on special teams -- two power play and one shortie. Kahkonen is 3-4-2 in his last 10 starts and has allowed four or more goals in eight of them. Saturday was the only time in those eight that he got more support from the Sharks than the number of goals allowed. Kahkonen needs to clean up his game in order to be a solid fantasy citizen.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Another night, another loss

    Kahkonen made 24 saves in a 5-3 loss Columbus on Saturday. He allowed four goals.

    Kahkonen has allowed 11 goals in his last two games, both losses. Overall, the 26-year-old is 5-9-4 with a 3.88 GAA and .869 save percentage. Put simply, there are better options.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting Saturday

    Kahkonen will guard the road net Saturday against the Blue Jackets, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Kahkonen is 2-1-2 with an .864 save percentage over his last five starts. The 26-year-old netminder will look to get back on track against a Blue Jackets team that averages 2.5 goals per game, the third-worst rate in the league. Kahkonen is 5-8-4 with an .870 save percentage this season.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Can't stop Oilers

    Kahkonen gave up seven goals on 41 shots in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Oilers.

    Kahkonen was no match for the Oilers, allowing three points each to Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in the brutal loss. The seven goals allowed matched a season high for Kahkonen, who has generally been the better of the Sharks' goalies lately compared to the slumping James Reimer. For the season, Kahkonen is down to 5-8-4 with a 3.87 GAA and an .870 save percentage -- fantasy managers may want to avoid San Jose's goaltending altogether, especially with tough matchups versus the Devils and Stars upcoming.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Expected to start Friday

    Kahkonen is expected to start at home against Edmonton on Friday, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.

    Kahkonen has posted a 2-0-1 record, 2.98 GAA and .887 save percentage over his last three starts. That's not great, but it still compares favorably to his 5-7-4 record, 3.68 GAA and .873 save percentage in 17 contests this season. Edmonton has the fifth-ranked offense with 3.56 goals per game.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Picks up win over Coyotes

    Kahkonen stopped 26 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Kahkonen gave up both goals in the first period, but he settled down and the Sharks helped him get the win, his second in his last three outings. He's started to chip away at James Reimer's playing time -- Kahkonen has started four of the last six games, though neither of the Sharks' goalies are performing all that well. The 26-year-old Finn has a 5-7-4 record with a 3.68 GAA and an .873 save percentage through 17 appearances. Expect Reimer to get the nod Wednesday versus the Kings.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Tending twine Tuesday

    Kahkonen will defend the road net Tuesday against Arizona, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen surrendered five goals on 29 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to Anaheim last Friday. He has a 4-7-4 record this season with a 3.79 GAA and an .869 save percentage. The Coyotes rank 28th in the league this year with 2.74 goals per game.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Leaks five goals in OT loss

    Kahkonen stopped 24 of 29 shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks.

    Kahkonen has lost four of his last six appearances, allowing at least four goals in five of those outings. The 26-year-old couldn't protect three separate leads Friday, and John Klingberg completed the Ducks' comeback in overtime. Kahkonen dropped to 4-7-4 with a 3.79 GAA and an .869 save percentage through 16 starts -- his save percentage is third-lowest among goalies with at least 10 appearances. Look for James Reimer to get a tough start Saturday at home versus the Bruins.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Expected in net vs. Anaheim

    Kahkonen is expected to guard the road net against Anaheim on Friday, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Kahkonen has a 4-7-3 record, 3.71 GAA and .872 save percentage in 15 contests this season. He stopped 20 of 22 shots in a 5-2 win against Chicago on Sunday. The Ducks have the 31st-ranked offense with 2.23 goals per game. With Kahkonen slated to start Friday, James Reimer might play between the pipes at home against Boston on Saturday.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Snaps slump Sunday

    Kahkonen allowed two goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    Kahkonen gave up a pair of goals in the second period, but the Sharks responded with five unanswered tallies. The 26-year-old netminder didn't earn a win in any of his four appearances in December -- his last victory prior to Sunday was Nov. 29 in Montreal. He's now at 4-7-3 with a 3.71 GAA and an .872 save percentage through 15 outings. The Sharks are off until another back-to-back set Friday in Anaheim and Saturday at home versus Boston.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting in Chicago

    Kahkonen will guard the road goal Sunday against Chicago, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen made 22 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Thursday. He has a 3-7-3 record this season with a 3.83 GAA and an .870 save percentage in 14 appearances. Kahkonen will get the second half of San Jose's back-to-back after James Reimer played in Saturday's loss to Dallas. Chicago ranks 32nd in the NHL with 2.20 goals per game this season.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Can't protect lead in overtime loss

    Kahkonen allowed four goals on 26 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.

    It's not a great look for Kahkonen to give up another multi-goal lead en route to a loss. The Flyers rallied from two goals down in the third period to tie the game, and Tony DeAngelo completed the comeback 1:10 into overtime. Kahkonen has given up 18 goals over his last four appearances, and he hasn't earned a win since Nov. 29. The Finn is at 3-7-3 with a 3.83 GAA and an .870 save percentage in 14 starts. Playing behind the Sharks' shoddy defense doesn't help his cause much, and Kahkonen's numbers make him an option only in the deepest of fantasy formats. He should see some more time soon since the Sharks' next four games are contained in a pair of back-to-back sets.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Facing Flyers

    Kahkonen will start in goal in Thursday's home game versus Philadelphia, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen struggled in his last start Dec. 18 against the Flames, surrendering five goals on just 25 shots en route to a 5-2 loss. He'll try to pick up his first win in one month in an appealing home matchup with a Flyers team that's averaging only 2.50 goals per game on the road this year, 28th in the NHL.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Crumbles in third period

    Kahkonen allowed five goals on 25 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Flames.

    Kahkonen had a solid game going through two periods, but the Flames tagged him for three goals in the first first 2:10 of the final frame. His last win came Nov. 29, and he's now allowed 14 goals in three appearances in December. For the season, the 26-year-old is at 3-7-2 with a 3.82 GAA and an .872 save percentage in 13 games -- those numbers won't allow him to mount much of a challenge to James Reimer's starting role.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Starting Sunday

    Kahkonen will get the home start against Calgary on Sunday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Kahkonen will return to the crease after sitting the previous three games. His last appearance was a bad one, as he gave up four goals on 19 shots against the Canucks and was pulled after two periods. Kahkonen is 3-6-2 with a 3.71 GAA and an .877 save percentage this season. He will face the Flames, who are currently on a four-game losing streak.

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  • Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Pulled after two periods

    Kahkonen surrendered four goals on 19 shots in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Kahkonen wasn't great through two periods -- so much so that head coach Dave Quinn opted to give Eetu Makiniemi his NHL debut in a relief appearance. The Sharks covered Kahkonen's damage in the third period, taking him out of the decision, so he remains at 3-6-2 through 12 contests. He's still allowed four or more goals in four of his last five outings, the lone exception being a shutout win over the Canadiens on Nov. 29. Kahkonen is at a 3.71 GAA and an .877 save percentage this season. James Reimer (lower body) could be back as soon as Friday, which would likely relegate Kahkonen to the backup role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 26
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left