The Goalie Report: Risers & Fallers

The Goalie Report: Risers & Fallers

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Jacob Markstrom and Daniel Vladar, Flames (combined 12-3-0, .942 Sv%, 1.69 GAA, 7 SO)

Both goalies have been fantastic. The Flames have rattled off four wins in a row, and they've also shut out their opponents in six of their last eight wins. That's an incredible ratio, and if Vladar keeps this up, Darryl Sutter would not hesitate to start him and give Markstrom more rest. Maybe he's softened a little since starting Miikka Kiprusoff 70-plus games a season, but it's an excellent tandem and Vladar is worth rostering if he starts playing more games.

Tristan Jarry, Penguins (5-2-2, .932 Sv%, 2.05 GAA in November)

The Penguins are taking flight. That's now three consecutive wins for Jarry, two via shutout, and the Pens passed a tough road test with flying colors, outscoring their opponents 11-1. Jarry's been excellent most of the season, but at least now the wins are starting to roll in. With the Canucks (twice), Isles, Habs and Kraken coming up, the Pens could really go on a run to make up lost ground in the tough Metro.

Jake Oettinger, Stars (3-0-0, .955 Sv%, 1.29 GAA)

The Stars couldn't have made Oettinger's job any easier, limiting the league's best offense to just 22 shots and gave them just one power-play opportunity. This is deja vu; Oettinger started as Anton Khudobin's backup last season, and had the Stars made the playoffs, there was a strong chance Oettinger would've started. With Braden Holtby injured,

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Jason Chen
Jason won the 2021 FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award, and was also a finalist on 2019. He joined RotoWire in 2013. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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