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37-16-5 79
37-19-5 79
34-25-2 70
30-26-3 63
28-26-6 62
23-31-5 51
15-40-5 35

2023 Goaltending

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Regular Season 6 15 2 3.62 .891 1

Top Karel Vejmelka News

  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Allows six goals in loss

    Vejmelka gave up six goals on 36 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Vejmelka remains winless in 2024, and he never stood much of a chance in this one. The Maple Leafs held a 3-0 lead after the first period, and the Coyotes never pulled even. Vejmelka is down to 6-15-2 with a 3.62 GAA and an .893 save percentage through 26 appearances. He is likely to remain in the starting role at least until Connor Ingram (undisclosed) returns. The Coyotes' next game is in Winnipeg on Sunday.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Taking on Toronto

    Vejmelka will patrol the home crease versus the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka has struggled over the past week, suffering back-to-back losses to the Hurricanes and the Avalanche while posting an unsightly 5.18 GAA and .857 save percentage. The 27-year-old netminder will try to snap his personal seven-game losing streak, which dates all the way back to the beginning of January, in a tough home matchup with a red-hot Toronto team that's won four straight games.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Falls to Avalanche

    Vejmelka allowed four goals on 37 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Colorado.

    Vejmelka held his own for most of the night but ultimately wound up with the loss after Devon Toews buried the game-winner midway through the third period. Vejmelka's last win came Dec. 27 -- he's gone 0-7-0 with an .878 save percentage in nine subsequent appearances. Matt Villalta is slated to start Monday versus Edmonton, though Vejmelka could be back in goal Wednesday against the Maple Leafs if Connor Ingram (undisclosed) remains unavailable.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Starting vs. Colorado

    Vejmelka will guard the road cage Sunday against the Avalanche, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka struggled in his last outing, allowing five goals on 26 shots before he was pulled in the third period in a loss to Carolina. With Connor Ingram (undisclosed) sidelined, Vejmelka will get a chance to bounce back against an Avalanche team that's dropped five of their last six contests. The 27-year-old Vejmelka is 6-13-2 on the season with an .893 save percentage and 3.48 GAA.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Pulled in third period

    Vejmelka allowed five goals on 26 shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Vejmelka gave up two goals within the opening five minutes and was benched after a tally in the third period. He's now allowed 16 goals over his last five appearances (three starts), and he hasn't won since Dec. 27. The 27-year-old goalie is down to 6-13-2 with a 3.48 GAA and an .893 save percentage through 24 outings. Vejmelka will likely get a run of starts against tough opponents with Connor Ingram (undisclosed) out for approximately a week.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Facing Hurricanes

    Vejmelka will patrol the home crease against Carolina on Friday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka wasn't great in his last start Monday against the Flyers, surrendering four goals on 33 shots en route to a 5-3 defeat. He'll try to earn his first win since Dec. 27 in a home matchup with a Hurricanes team that's 13-11-1 on the road this year.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Allows goal in relief outing

    Vejmelka stopped 12 of 13 shots he faced in relief of Connor Ingram (undisclosed) in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Wild.

    Vejmelka didn't end up with the loss, but it was just an okay performance for the 27-year-old. He'll have a chance to stake his claim to the No. 1 job in goal with Ingram expected to miss 7-10 days. Vejmelka is winless in his last seven outings, allowing 23 goals in that span. For the season, he has a 3.36 GAA and a .900 save percentage over 23 appearances (19 starts). The Coyotes' next game is a tough one at home versus the Hurricanes on Friday.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Falls short versus Flyers

    Vejmelka allowed four goals on 33 shots in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Flyers. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

    Connor Ingram's recent struggles gave Vejmelka a chance to start, but the 27-year-old didn't make a great impression. He's given up at least four goals in five of his last six starts. Monday's loss dropped Vejmelka to 6-12-2 with a 3.36 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 22 outings. The Coyotes have often rotated between their goalies when there's no hot hand, so that may be the workflow in the near future.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: In goal Monday

    Vejmelka will get the starting nod on the road against the Flyers on Monday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka has struggled in his last five starts, posting a 1-4-0 record and 5.15 GAA, though he did put together a perfect 28-save relief appearances versus Vegas on Thursday. If he can perform closer to that level versus Philadelphia, the 27-year-old backstop could play his way back into more starts after losing the No. 1 job to Connor Ingram.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Perfect in relief

    Vejmelka stopped all 28 shots he faced in relief of Connor Ingram in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Vejmelka had an excellent showing in relief after Ingram gave up three goals on six shots. Prior to Thursday, Vejmelka had allowed at least three goals in five straight outings. The 27-year-old has struggled in 2023-24 with a 6-11-2 record, a 3.33 GAA and a .900 save percentage through 21 outings. With Ingram starting to stumble, Vejmelka's got an opportunity to claim more playing time in the short term.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Mauled by Panthers

    Vejmelka made 37 saves in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Florida.

    The Panthers struck three times before the 10-minute mark in the first period and the Coyotes never recovered. Vejmelka has lost four straight decisions, and sluggish starts are becoming a recurring theme for the 27-year-old netminder -- he got the hook before the first intermission in his last outing. In five appearances since Christmas, Vejmelka has a disastrous 5.15 GAA and .854 save percentage.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Set to start Wednesday

    Vejmelka is expected to start on the road against Florida on Wednesday, per Patrick Brown of the Coyotes' official site.

    Vejmelka has a 6-10-2 record, 3.32 GAA and .895 save percentage in 19 contests in 2023-24. He's allowed at least three goals in each of his last four outings, stopping 92 of 108 shots (.852 save percentage) in that span. The Panthers, who have an impressive 28-14-4 record, will be a difficult adversary for Vejmelka.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Blitzed in first period

    Vejmelka allowed four goals on 12 shots in 13:58 of game time in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Flames.

    Vejmelka was pulled after Blake Coleman's tally put the Flames ahead 4-1. The 27-year-old Vejmelka ended up wearing the loss after the Coyotes' offense failed to generate much of a comeback effort while Connor Ingram stopped 16 of 18 shots in relief. Vejmelka has lost three straight outings and allowed 12 goals in that span, so he may be at risk of losing his 50-50 split of playing time in the crease if he can't get on track soon. For the season, he's at 6-10-2 with a 3.32 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 19 appearances. The Coyotes begin a three-game road trip Saturday in Minnesota.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Set to start Thursday

    Vejmelka will start at home versus Calgary on Thursday, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka has been sharing the net with Connor Ingram over the last eight games. Vejmelka has lost his last two starts -- albeit versus Winnipeg and Florida, the two hottest teams in the NHL --- after winning four straight games. He is 6-9-2 with a 3.13 GAA and a .900 save percentage. Vejmelka takes on the Flames, who are in the middle of the pack in scoring, averaging 3.10 goals per game.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Struggles in tough test

    Vejmelka allowed five goals on 35 shots in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Jets, who also scored an empty-netter.

    Vejmelka and the Coyotes' defense couldn't contain the Western Conference's top team. This was a second straight loss for Vejmelka, though those defeats have been at the hands of Winnipeg and Florida. The 27-year-old is now at 6-9-2 with a 3.13 GAA and a .904 save percentage over 18 appearances. The Coyotes are back to alternating goalies, so Connor Ingram will likely face the Bruins on Tuesday while Vejmelka lines up to face the Flames on Thursday.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Starting Sunday

    Vejmelka will guard the home net Sunday versus the Jets, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka has been sharp recently, going 4-1-0 with a .934 save percentage over his last six outings, working his way back into a timeshare with Connor Ingram. Vejmelka will face a Winnipeg team that's won five straight, scoring 16 goals in that span.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Falls to Panthers

    Vejmelka turned aside 34 of 37 shots in a 4-1 loss to Florida on Tuesday.

    Vejmelka was solid over the first two periods, allowing just one marker on 23 shots, but Florida got two goals by him on 14 shots in the third frame. The Panthers' final goal was scored on an empty net. The 27-year-old netminder has a 6-8-2 record, 3.01 GAA and .903 save percentage in 17 outings this year. Vejmelka had won his previous four appearances from Dec. 16-27, saving 93 of 99 shots (.939 save percentage) during that stretch.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Facing Florida

    Vejmelka will patrol the home crease during Tuesday's matchup with the Panthers, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

    Vejmelka has been on fire over the last two-plus weeks, stringing together four straight wins while posting an impressive 1.57 GAA and .939 save percentage as well as a pair of shutouts. He'll try to secure his seventh victory of the season in a tough home matchup with a surging Florida team that's won four straight games.

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  • Coyotes' Karel Vejmelka: Picks up OT win

    Vejmelka stopped 20 of 24 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime victory over Colorado.

    Vejmelka got off to a shaky start Wednesday, allowing four goals in the first two periods. However, he settled in as the Coyotes scored five unanswered goals en route to the overtime victory. It's the fourth straight win for the 27-year-old Vejmelka. He allowed just two goals on 75 shots in his final three starts prior to the holiday break. Overall, Vejmelka's 6-7-2 with a .902 save percentage and 3.01 GAA while sharing starting duties with Connor Ingram this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Trebic, Czech Republic
Age: 27
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right