Mikko Koskinen of Vantaa, Finland recorded his first shutout of the 2019-20 National Hockey League regular season on Friday. Koskinen made 29 saves as the Edmonton Oilers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 at Rogers Place.
Koskinen made eight saves in the first period, 12 saves in the second period and nine saves in the third period. It was Koskinen’s fifth career shutout as he has had four shutouts last year for the Oilers.
From a goaltending perspective moving forward, Koskinen deserves to be the number one netminder for the Oilers with Mike Smith as the backup. In eight games in 2019-20, Koskinen’s statistics are sensational as he has a record of six wins, one regulation loss and one loss in extra time, a goals against average of 2.18 and a save percentage of .927.
Smith’s number one strength is his ability to play the puck. So far in 2019-20, he has a record of five wins, four regulation losses and one loss in extra time with a goals against average of 2.22 and save percentage of .926.