Darcy Kuemper records 31st career NHL shutout

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Darcy Kuemper of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan recorded his 31st career National Hockey League shutout on Tuesday. He accomplished the feat in a 2-0 Washington Capitals win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Kuemper made 24 saves overall. He made three saves in the first period, nine saves in the second period, and 12 saves in the third period. Four Ducks led the team with three shots on goal each. They were Alex Killorn of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cam Fowler of Windsor, Ontario, Robert Hagg and Jakob Silfverberg.

Two Canadians scored for the Capitals. They were Ethan Bear of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Tom Wilson of Toronto, Ontario.

In 2023-24, Kuemper has a record of 11 wins, 10 regulation losses, and two losses in extra time. He has one shutout, a goals against average of 3.13 and a save percentage of .895. Of Kuemper’s 31 NHL career shutouts, 10 have come with the Arizona Coyotes, seven have been with the Minnesota Wild, six have been with the Capitals, five with the Colorado Avalanche, and three with the Los Angeles Kings.

With the win, the Capitals improved to a record of 21 wins, 15 regulation losses, and six losses in extra time for 48 points. They are one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning for a playoff spot.

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