Making his first career start against the Capitals, Stalock stopped 40 of 43 shots on Saturday. T.J. Oshie's goal ended the Wild's streak of 17 consecutive penalty kills dating to Nov. 4.
Advice: Stalock is 1-2-0 despite a solid 2.19 goals-against average over his last four appearances.
Alex Stalock might get the start in Saturday's game against Washington.
Advice: Bruce Boudreau didn't confirm that bit of news, but he did mention that he'll have to give Devan Dubnyk a break at some point. "Eventually, we’re going to sit (Dubnyk) again, yeah," Boudreau said. "I don’t know when it’s going to be, but we’ve got five games in the next eight nights, so I’m sure it’ll be split up pretty well." Stalock has a 1-1-1 record with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage this season. He hasn't played a full game since Oct. 31.
Alex Stalock stopped 40 of 43 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.
Advice: Stalock was locked in all game but didn't get much help from his teammates who let the Capitals bombard him with shots. His best save of the game came midway through the second period when he got across to absolutely rob Madison Bowey on a redirect in tight. Stalock's record drops to 1-2-1 with a 2.56 goals against average and .927 save percentage. Considering the amount of the Devan Dubnyk starts, Stalock holds no value in fantasy leagues.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau has confirmed that Alex Stalock will start tonight against the Washington Capitals.
Advice: It's a well deserved break for Dubnyk who has started eight games in a row and 11 of the last 12. Stalock has a 1-1-1 record with a 2.40 goals against average and .925 save percentage. A start on the road at Washington isn't the best environment for the Wild's backup netminder but he could fill in for your fantasy squad as a plug and play if you're caught in a pinch.