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Calvin Pickard
W GAA Sv%
13 2.91 0.907
Team: Colorado Avalanche Height: 6-1 Born: 4/15/1992
Position: GWeight: 200 Birthplace: Moncton, New Brunswick

Latest News
Mar. 28 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST18:53 UAE10:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard's struggles continued Monday, stopping 23 of 26 shots in a 4-2 loss at Calgary.
Analysis: Pickard has lost four in a row, posting a 3.80 GAA and an .858 save percentage.
Mar. 16 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST18:48 UAE10:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Pickard is 3-2-0 with a .939 save percentage over his last five starts.
Mar. 14 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST19:26 UAE11:26 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard was a hard-luck loser Monday, making 34 saves - including two third-period breakaway stops on Max Domi - in a 1-0 loss at Arizona.
Analysis: Pickard has a solid .927 save percentage in his last 10 starts but has won just three times in that span.
Mar. 10 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST19:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard had 25 saves and the Avalanche edged the Devils 3-2 victory on Thursday night.
Analysis: That's back-to-back wins for Pickard for just the third time this season. It's safe to say this enterprising goalie is proving that things are only impossible until they're not.
Mar. 8 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST20:21 UAE11:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard stopped 25 shots for Colorado in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Carolina.
Analysis: Pickard bounced back after allowing five goals on 20 shots against his hometown Jets on Saturday before being pulled midway through the second period. He was 1-7-1 with a 3.08 GAA over a nine-start stretch before winning Tuesday. The Avs host the Devils on Thursday, and Pickard stopped 27 shots in a 3-0 win in his only career start against New Jersey on Jan. 14, 2016.
Mar. 4 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)21:19 ETNaN:� BRT - The Jets struck three times in the first period and twice in the second Saturday, chasing Pickard after he faced 20 shots in 29 minutes.
Analysis: He fell to 1-7-1 with a 3.08 GAA in his last nine starts.
Mar. 3 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE11:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard made 40 saves in Thursday's 2-1 loss at Ottawa.
Analysis: After allowing a soft goal early on, Pickard was terrific as he kept Colorado in the game. He's lost three straight starts and seven of eight but has been very good over the last five, posting a .943 save percentage.
Feb. 25 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)21:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard will back up Jeremy Smith on Tuesday in Philadelphia after being kept out of Saturday's game against Buffalo due to neck stiffness.
Analysis: Pickard could return to his starting role Thursday in Ottawa.
Feb. 22 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST20:53 UAE11:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard turned aside 30 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Playing behind an anemic Avalanche offense continues to plague Pickard, who has a solid .940 save percentage in his last four starts but has won only once in that span.
Feb. 17 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST6:35 UAE (+1)21:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard stopped 28 shots in Friday's 2-1 OT win at Carolina.
Analysis: The win ended a four-game skid for Pickard, who has allowed three goals or fewer in six of his last seven starts.
Feb. 16 6:42 PM PT7:42 PM MT8:42 PM CT9:42 PM ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST6:42 UAE (+1)21:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard suffered his fourth straight loss, making 30 saves in Thursday's 2-0 defeat at Buffalo.
Analysis: Pickard has allowed 13 goals during that four-game skid for a .894 save percentage. He's received just four goals of support in that span.
Feb. 8 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST21:39 UAE12:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves against Montreal on Tuesday.
Analysis: Pickard has won back-to-back starts for the first time since early November, also the last time he recorded a shutout.
Feb. 1 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE11:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard stopped 26 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss at Anaheim.
Analysis: Pickard didn't provide an encouraging performance in his first start since fellow Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov underwent season-ending groin surgery last week. Pickard has lost eight of his nine starts since Christmas while posting a 3.67 GAA.
Jan. 26 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST20:02 UAE11:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard came up with 38 saves despite winding up on the short end of a 3-2 result against Vancouver on Wednesday.
Analysis: Playing behind one of the league's worst defenses, Pickard has four straight games with 33 saves or more. The 24-year-old still isn't a recommended fantasy play, as he's 1-7-0 with a 3.50 GAA over his last eight starts and the Avs own the league's worst record.
Jan. 20 5:37 AM PT6:37 AM MT7:37 AM CT8:37 AM ET13:37 GMT21:37 6:37 AM MST8:37 AM EST17:37 UAE8:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard stopped 34 shots for the NHL-worst Avalanche in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Pickard has faced at least 31 shots in seven of his last eight starts.
Dec. 30 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST19:43 UAE10:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard started in goal for Colorado on Thursday and had 30 saves while Semyon Varlamov missed another game because of a groin injury.
Analysis: Pickard bounced back nicely after giving up six goals in his previous outing.
Dec. 24 7:10 AM PT8:10 AM MT9:10 AM CT10:10 AM ET15:10 GMT23:10 8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST19:10 UAE10:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard made 38 saves on Friday while the Avalanche's No. 1 goalie, Semyon Varlamov, remained in Denver to have his groin injury assessed. Pickard kept Colorado in this one until the late scoring came through.
Analysis: Varlamov started Colorado's loss to Toronto on Thursday, but left at 8:42 of the second after allowing five goals on 18 shots. Last-place Colorado won for just the third time in its last 15 games.
Dec. 19 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET17:27 GMT1:27 10:27 AM MST12:27 PM EST21:27 UAE12:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard got in front of 26 of the 30 shots the Jets fired his way in Sunday's 4-1 loss.
Analysis: Pickard has been struggling mightily in filling in for the injured Semyon Varlamov, posting a 4.17 GAA in losing his last four starts. He had a 2.39 GAA in his first nine games.
Nov. 27 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE0:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard continued to make a case for more playing time, stopping 29 of 31 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Vancouver on Saturday.
Analysis: Pickard is the No. 1 netminder for the Avs while Semyon Varlamov is sidelined with an upper-body injury. Pickard is 3-1-1 with a 1.98 GAA in his last five starts.
Nov. 20 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST22:57 UAE13:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard was outstanding in Saturday's 3-2 win at Minnesota, turning aside 41 shots to help the Avalanche overcome a 2-0 third-period deficit.
Analysis: Pickard doesn't play much as the backup to Semyon Varlamov, though he's proving to be a capable fill-in by compiling a 4-1-0 record, a 2.21 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage in five starts.
Nov. 9 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST21:36 UAE12:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard had his worst performance of the season Tuesday, stopping 21 of 25 shots in a loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Pickard was given the start over the struggling Semyon Varlamov but may have blown a chance to keep getting the nod. Pickard had entered with a 1.50 goals-against average while Varlamov is at 3.67
Nov. 5 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST1:15 UAE (+1)17:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Pickard turned away 32 shots for his second career shutout in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: Pickard has yielded just five goals in winning each of his three 2016-17 starts. He's a solid backup with minimal fantasy value playing behind Semyon Varlamov.
July 5 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET19:58 GMT3:58 12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST23:58 UAE15:58 ET16:58 BRT - The Avalanche signed Pickard to a two-year contract through the 2017-18 season Tuesday.
Analysis: Pickard split last season between the Avalanche and the club's AHL affiliate in San Antonio. He posted a 7-6-1 record, 2.56 goals-against average and .922 save percentage with one shutout in 20 games - 13 starts - with the Avs.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2014-15 Col 16 895 2.35 6 7 3 - 4 0 35 511 0.932
2015-16 Col 20 985 2.56 7 6 1 - 7 1 42 539 0.922
2016-17 Col 44 2495 2.91 13 27 2 - 6 2 121 1301 0.907
Career 80 4375 2.72 26 40 6 - 17 3 198 2351 0.916


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