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Thompson gave up three goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues.
Thompson had won just two of his last nine outings entering Wednesday. He got off to a rough start with three goals allowed in the first period, but the Golden Knights' offense took over in the final 40 minutes. Vegas hadn't scored six goals since Nov. 16, though it has now scored four or more in four of the last five contests. Thompson owns a 7-3-3 record with a 2.38 GAA and a .917 save percentage through 14 appearances. With Adin Hill (lower body) not on the road trip, it's likely Thompson will get the start Saturday in Dallas.
Jarry allowed three goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Lightning.
Jarry's now 2-3-2 over his last seven appearances despite holding opponents to three goals or fewer in each start. Overall, the 25-year-old Jarry is 8-9-0 with a .917 save percentage on the season. He'll hope for some more offensive support in his next outing, likely to come Friday on the road against the Panthers.
Vasilevskiy stopped 24 of 25 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.
Vasilevskiy was a minute away from a second straight shutout before turning the puck over behind the net, setting up a Jake Guentzel goal with just 53 seconds left in the third period. Still, it's another encouraging outing from Vasilevskiy, who looks to be getting his legs under him after starting the season 1-3-0 with an .859 save percentage. Jonas Johansson will likely get the start Thursday in the second half of a back-to-back, lining up Vasilevskiy for a road matchup with the Kraken on Saturday.
Bobrovsky stopped 29 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 win over Dallas.
After holding the Stars to one goal through the first two periods, Bobrovsky surrendered three goals in the final frame, allowing the Stars to cut the Panthers' lead to 5-4, though he'd ultimately hang on for his third straight win. The 35-year-old Bobrovsky had allowed just three goals in his previous three starts, posting a sparkling.958 save percentage in that span. He improved to 12-6-1 on the season with a .910 save percentage and 2.49 GAA on the season.
Oettinger allowed five goals on 31 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
It was a tough night for Oettinger, who surrendered a pair of goals in both the first and third periods, en route to the 5-4 loss. The 24-year-old netminder has now dropped back-to-back starts, allowing nine goals on 54 shots in that span. Oettinger is now 10-6-2 with a .911 save percentage on the season. Scott Wedgewood will likely get the start Thursday in the second leg of a back-to-back, lining up Oettinger's next start for Saturday at home versus the Golden Knights.
Skinner will guard the home goal versus the Hurricanes on Wednesday.
Skinner won his last four starts heading into the Oilers' five-day break, allowing seven goals on 101 shots in that span. The 25-year-old has stabilized after a rough start to the season, making him a strong fantasy play, especially when the team in front of him looks to be back to its usual high level of offense.
Kochetkov will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Oilers.
Kochetkov has won three of his last four outings, allowing a decent 10 goals over that span. He didn't play in a 2-1 loss to the Jets on Monday, with Antti Raanta between the pipes for that contest. Kochetkov will attempt to slow down the Oilers, who have won their last four games and should be well-rested after a five-day break.
Thompson will protect the road goal versus the Blues on Wednesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Thompson lost against the Blues on Monday, stopping 25 of 27 shots in a 2-1 overtime defeat. He'll need more support from his offense -- the Golden Knights have scored just 25 times over their last 10 games, with Thompson going 1-1-3 in that span.
Greaves was summoned from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.
Greaves has a 3.09 GAA and an .899 save percentage in 12 appearances with Cleveland this season. The 22-year-old hasn't played with Columbus in 2023-24, but that might change soon. Elvis Merzlikins (illness) was put on injured reserve Wednesday, which leaves Greaves and Spencer Martin as the Blue Jackets' healthy goaltending options ahead of a road game against the Islanders on Thursday and a home contest versus the Blues on Friday. It wouldn't be surprising to see Greaves and Martin each start in one of those two games.
Merzlikins was placed on injured reserve Wednesday and is expected to miss a week of action due to an illness.
With Merzlikins sidelined, look for Spencer Martin to jump into the No.1 role for the Blue Jackets. Merzlikins, who's gone 6-8-4 while posting a 3.10 GAA and a .910 save percentage through 19 games this season, will be eligible to return Dec. 14 against the Maple Leafs.