The Colorado Avalanche’s starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer was a big part of his team’s success during the latter part of the regular season. During the playoffs thus far he’s been making big saves–and helping score some big goals.
During the second game of the Avalanche’s series against the San Jose Sharks, Grubauer got a secondary assist on Nathan MacKinnon’s empty-net goal.
That assist gives Gruber as many playoff points as Hart Trophy finalist Sidney Crosby: one.
Toward the end of the third period, Grubauer cleared the puck out to Matt Calvert. Calvert got slammed by the Sharks’ Brent Burns as he passed the puck to Nathan MacKinnon.
MacKinnon slung it into the Sharks’ empty net, putting the Avs up 4-2 with one minute remaining.
The Sharks did their best to come back with Brent Burns scoring to make it 4-3.
Grubi also made some big saves, including this beauty on a Logan Couture shot.
In the end, thanks in large part to Grubauer’s 29 saves and one assist, the Avalanche took home the win.
— b. (@youripides) April 29, 2019
The Sharks and Avalanche are now tied in their series with one game apiece. They’ll play Game Three in Denver on Tuesday night.
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