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Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Better start, same result
Kochetkov stopped 24 of 27 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Flames.
Kochetkov wasn't chased from this game, instead blanking the Flames over the first two periods. Things got out of hand for the 24-year-old in the third -- Calgary scored three goals over a span of 6:02, and the Hurricanes couldn't pull even again. Kochetkov has taken consecutive losses for the first time since a three-game skid from Oct. 19-24. He's at a 4-6-1 record with a 3.12 GAA and an .873 save percentage over 12 contests. The Hurricanes' road trip continues Saturday with a tough game in Vancouver.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Gets chance for redemption
Kochetkov will guard the road goal versus the Flames on Thursday, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Kochetkov had a nightmarish start versus the Oilers on Tuesday, giving up three goals on six shots over 5:46 of game time. The 24-year-old will get a quick chance to redeem himself against the Flames, who have scored 19 goals over their last six games, going 3-3-0 in that span.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Lit up early
Kochetkov allowed three goals on six shots in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Oilers.
Kochetkov was sent to the showers early, getting chased 5:46 into the game. Antti Raanta allowed three goals on 28 shots the rest of the way, but the loss stayed with Kochetkov since the Hurricanes couldn't cover his damage. The 24-year-old goalie has had a consistency issue throughout his time in the NHL this year. He's now at a 4-5-1 record with a 3.12 GAA and an .871 save percentage over 11 outings. Given Raanta's heavy workload in the relief outing, it's unclear which goalie will get the nod for Thursday's game in Calgary.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Receives starting nod
Kochetkov will protect the road goal Wednesday versus the Oilers.
Kochetkov has won three of his last four outings, allowing 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.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Never really tested, never trails
Kochetkov made 22 saves in a 6-2 win over the Sabres on Saturday.
Kochetkov and the Canes never trailed in the game, so it was a nice rebound from his middling effort Thursday against the Isles. The Sabres didn't hit the scoreboard until the 4:08 mark of the third, when Casey Mittelstadt made it 5-1 with a goal from the far side of the right circle. Tyson Jost beat Kochetkov at the midway point of the third frame after the Carolina netminder came out to try for a poke check on Peyton Krebs and couldn't get back into the net in time. Kochetkov has now won three of his past four outings, allowing two goals or less in the three victories.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Guarding home net Saturday
Kochetkov will start in Saturday's home game against Buffalo, Rod Brind'Amour told Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site.
Kochetkov will make his fourth straight start because Antti Raanta is not feeling quite 100 percent. Still, Raanta is projected to serve as the backup. Kochetkov has a 3-4-1 record, 2.93 GAA and .878 save percentage in nine contests this season. He struggled Thursday, allowing five goals on 16 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders. Buffalo is tied for 22nd offensively this year with 2.96 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Makes just 11 saves vs. Islanders
Kochetkov turned aside 11 of 16 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Islanders on Thursday.
Kochetkov surrendered at least a goal in every frame, including the overtime period. He had been doing well recently, saving 62 of 67 shots (.925 save percentage) over his previous three contests, so Thursday's outcome was particularly disappointing. To make matters worse, the Islanders entered the game ranked 30th offensively with 2.62 goals per contest, so the stage seemed set for the 24-year-old to enjoy a positive outcome. Instead, Kochetkov dropped to 3-4-1 with a 2.93 GAA and an .878 save percentage in nine appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Facing Islanders
Kochetkov will defend the home crease versus the Islanders on Thursday, per Andrew Gross of Newsday.
Kochetkov will pick up his third straight start as he attempts to wrestle the No. 1 spot from Antti Raanta. Raanta was awful in his last start Friday, allowing eight goals on only 14 shots against the Lightning. Kochetkov has won his previous two starts, giving him a 3-4-0 record with a 2.65 GAA and .894 save percentage on the year. The Islanders are 30th in NHL scoring, averaging 2.62 goals per contest, which sets Kochetkov up well for a third consecutive victory.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Sharp in win over Philly
Kochetkov made 28 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Travis Konecny spoiled his shutout bid in the second period, but otherwise Kochetkov stifled Philly's attack as he won his second straight start. The 24-year-old has looked much better since rejoining the NHL roster in November, going 3-1-0 over five appearances with a 1.73 GAA and .929 save percentage, and Antti Raanta may need to step up his performance level (3.73 GAA, .846 save percentage in November) in order to remain in the top spot on Carolina's depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Tending twine Tuesday
Kochetkov will defend the road net Tuesday against Philadelphia, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Kochetkov is coming off a 21-save performance in Sunday's 3-2 win over Columbus. He has a 2-4-0 record this season with a 2.91 GAA and an .881 save percentage over seven appearances. Philadelphia is tied for 19th in the league with 3.00 goals per game this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Bailed out late
Kochetkov stopped 21 of 23 shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Kochetkov allowed two goals early in the third period, but the Hurricanes rallied over the last 10 minutes to bail him out. The 24-year-old earned his first win since Nov. 11. Aside from a six-goal mess versus the Avalanche on Oct. 21, Kochetkov has been steady but unlucky. Kochetkov's 2-4-0 with a 2.91 GAA and an .881 save percentage over seven outings this season. He'll likely continue to share the goaltending duties with Antti Raanta.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Facing Columbus
Kochetkov will patrol the home crease Sunday against Columbus, Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Kochetkov has posted a 1-4-0 record this season with a 3.09 GAA and an .875 save percentage in six appearances. The Blue Jackets sit 24th in the league this campaign with 2.86 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Solid in relief against Oilers
Kochetkov turned aside 13 of 15 shots after replacing Antti Raanta (lower body) to begin the second period of Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
Raanta got the win thanks to a four-goal first period by the Hurricanes, but Kochetkov made sure the lead was never in real jeopardy. It's not yet clear how serious Raanta's injury might be, but the team called his removal "precautionary" after the game, so he may not miss much time. With Carolina back in action Friday at home against the Lightning, it wouldn't be surprising if Kochetkov got the nod between the pipes. On the season, the 24-year-old sports a 1-4-0 record with a 3.09 GAA and an .875 save percentage through six appearances.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Falls to Philly
Kochetkov stopped 21 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers.
Philadelphia grabbed a 3-0 lead inside the first minute of the second period, and while Kochetkov shut the door the rest of the way, his offense couldn't put together a comeback against a suffocating Flyers defense that blocked 30 shots on the night. The 24-year-old netminder is just 1-4-0 through his first five starts this season with a 3.10 GAA and .876 save percentage, but with Frederik Andersen (illness) sidelined indefinitely, his spot on the NHL roster as Antti Raanta's backup appears to be secure -- at least until Jaroslav Halak, who signed a PTO with the Hurricanes earlier this month, shows he's ready for game action.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Set to start Wednesday
Kochetkov is expected to guard the home crease Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Kochetkov will look to build off his 22-save shutout victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday. Although he has struggled overall this season -- a 3.11 GAA and an .876 save percentage in four contests -- Antti Raanta's own struggles coupled with Frederik Andersen (blood clotting issue) being unavailable has created an opportunity for Kochetkov to get considerable playing time if he goes on a run. The Flyers rank 19th offensively this season with 3.20 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: First shutout of season
Kochetkov made 22 saves in a 4-0 win over the Lightning on Saturday.
It was Kochetkov's first shutout of the season and fifth in the NHL. It's also his first win of the season after three losses. Kochetkov and Antti Raanta are splitting time, but a performance like this will get him more starts, especially with Raanta struggling. The 24-year-old Kochetkov could become a solid fantasy play behind a strong, deep Carolina team.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Starting Saturday
Kochetkov is expected to start on the road against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Kochetkov has posted a mark of 0-3-0 with a 4.31 GAA and an .836 save percentage in three outings with Carolina this season. Nevertheless, with Frederik Andersen (blood clotting) unavailable and Antti Raanta struggling -- he has a 3.02 GAA and an .877 save percentage in seven contests this season -- there's an opportunity for Kochetkov to earn some playing time if he rebounds. The Lightning rank fourth offensively with 3.79 goals per game though, so this contest will be a difficult challenge for the 24-year-old goaltender.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Recalled from AHL
Kochetkov was summoned from AHL Syracuse on Monday.
In a corresponding move, Frederik Andersen (blood clotting) was placed on injured reserve. Kochetkov has a 3-0-0 record with one shutout, a 1.63 GAA and a .932 save percentage in three AHL outings this season. In three appearances with the Hurricanes this campaign, he has posted a mark of 0-3-0 with a 4.33 GAA and an .836 save percentage. With Andersen out of action indefinitely, Kochetkov will get a chance to improve upon those numbers while battling with Antti Raanta for playing time. Jaroslav Halak, who is with the Hurricanes on a tryout basis, may also get a chance to compete for starts if he is eventually signed to a full contract.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Pyotr Kochetkov: Sent to minors
Kochetkov was reassigned to AHL Syracuse on Thursday.
Kochetkov has an 0-3-0 record, 4.31 GAA and .838 save percentage in three contests with Carolina this year. Frederik Andersen was dealing with an upper-body injury, but he was healthy enough to serve as the backup goaltender for Tuesday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, and Kochetkov's demotion further supports the notion that Andersen is over his injury.... See More ... See Less
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