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32 Alex Stalock G
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 7/28/1987 | Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, USA | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: Minnesota-Duluth | NHL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 26/6 | Average Draft Position: 165.51
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2/17/2015

Alex Stalock, G, SJ Sharks' Stalock Blown Up In Spot Start

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Blown Up In Spot Start

News: Alex Stalock was tagged for five goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's loss to Nashville.
Analysis: Tasked with the unenviable role of countering Pekka Rinne on the other end, Alex Stalock just couldn't hang, as an early 1-0 lead for the Sharks was followed by five unanswered Nashville goals. He's now dropped three consecutive starts (giving up 13 goals in that span) and should continue seeing fairly infrequent action behind Antti Niemi.

2/17/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Confirmed To Play Tuesday

News: Alex Stalock has been confirmed to play Tuesday's game against the Predators, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock will enter the crease as the heavy underdog to get the win, as he'll oppose Vezina Trophy frontrunner Pekka Rinne. With a 2.68 GAA and .903 save percentage on the season, Stalock hasn't performed well enough to challenge Antti Niemi for the No. 1 job.

2/17/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks Turn To Stalock On Tuesday

News: Alex Stalock is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Preds.
Analysis: Alex Stalock thus appears on track to see his first start since Feb. 4, on the heels of Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Lightning in which fellow goalie Antti Niemi gave up four goals on 32 shots.

2/5/2015

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Alex Stalock

Stalock' Falls In Rare Start

News: Alex Stalock allowed three goals on 23 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday.
Analysis: Making just his 14th appearance of the season, Alex Stalock underwhelmed for the second straight start, giving up eight goals in the two games. He hasn't received much work in relief of workhorse starter Antti Niemi, seeing game action just 10 times since Oct. 26. With the Sharks in a heated Western Conference playoff race, don't expect Stalock and his .903 save percentage and 2.68 GAA to get many nods in favor of Niemi. Niemi doesn't have significantly better numbers (.913 save percentage, 2.55 GAA) but has far more NHL experience with 310 starts under his belt compared to Stalock's 30.

2/4/2015

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock In Net Thursday

News: Alex Stalock will start in net Thursday against the Flames, Curtis Pashelka of San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock will receive the start for the second day of back-to-back games for the Sharks. He struggled in his last outing, letting five of the 34 shots he faced past him in a 5-2 loss to the Devils on Jan. 20. He will likely head back to the bench following Thursday's contest, receiving the occasional spot start.

1/20/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Gives Up Five In Loss

News: Alex Stalock let in five goals on 34 shots in a disappointing 5-2 loss to the visiting Devils on Monday.
Analysis: Alex Stalock hasn't been very good since the calendar flipped to 2015, as he's now allowed 11 goals on 78 shots in four appearances. There was a point in the season where it looked like the 27-year-old would steal the starting gig from Antti Niemi, but with a 5-5-1 record, 2.65 GAA and .905 save percentage, the likelihood of that happening is slim at this point, especially since the Sharks will want to turn to the veteran Niemi down the stretch as they look to secure a playoff spot.

1/19/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks Turn To Stalock On Monday

News: Alex Stalock is in line to start Monday's game against New Jersey, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The start will be Alex Stalock's 11 of the season and first since Jan.6, though he has seen work in relief of starter Antti Niemi twice since then. Overall, Stalock is 5-4-1, with a 2.43 GAA and .912 save percentage.

1/18/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks Could Go With Stalock On Monday

News: Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area expects Alex Stalock to start Monday's game against New Jersey.
Analysis: If so, Alex Stalock would be making his first start in net for the Sharks since Jan. 6, when he surrendered three goals on 31 shots in 4-3 overtime win over Minnesota.

1/9/2015

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Offers Little Relief Thursday

News: Alex Stalock stopped just five of the seven shots he faced in relief of Antti Niemi in Thursday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: The Sharks were handed their second 7-2 loss to the Blues in less than a week, as neither of the team's goalies came through in this one. Alex Stalock perhaps would have had the chance at making an argument for more usage if he had clotted the bleeding, but his failure to do so should allow Niemi to enjoy continued job security.

1/7/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Holds On For OT Win

News: Alex Stalock allowed three goals on 31 shots and ended up with a 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday in Minnesota.
Analysis: He gave up the game-tying goal to Jason Zucker late in the third, but held the Wild down for long enough thereafter until Marc-Edouard Vlasic delivered the game-winner in overtime. The win is Alex Stalock's first since Dec. 11, though he starts sparingly as the backup to Antti Niemi.

1/6/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Earns Tuesday Nod

News: Alex Stalock will be in the cage Tuesday against the Wild, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock will enter the net for the second game of a back-to-back for the Sharks, matching up against his hometown team. The 27-year-old previously stopped 18 Wild shots in a 2-1 win back in December, but this will mark his first career start at the Xcel Energy Center.

1/4/2015

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Steps In For Pulled Niemi

News: Alex Stalock stopped five of six shots in relief of Antti Niemi Saturday against the Blues.
Analysis: It wasn't much of a test for Alex Stalock, as the Blues had scored six goals on Niemi before he was brought in. The 27-year-old has been a reliable backup goalie this season, posting a 4-4-1 record, to go with a .918 save percentage and 2.27 GAA. He's only played 10 games this season, but whenever Niemi gets the night off, he makes for a reliable spot start.

12/31/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Stops Just 18 In Loss

News: Alex Stalock gave up three goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's loss to Vancouver.
Analysis: Making his first start since Dec. 11, Alex Stalock wasn't as sharp as we've come to expect from him this year. He'll almost surely return to the bench behind regular starter Antti Niemi when the Sharks visit Anaheim on Wednesday to complete a back-to-back set.

12/30/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Starting Tuesday

News: Alex Stalock will start Tuesday's game against the Canucks, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: With San Jose playing the first game of a back-to-back, Alex Stalock will get the nod over Antti Niemi, who will likely be back in net for Wednesday's game in Anaheim. Stalock hasn't made an appearance since Dec. 11, when he stopped 18-of-19 shots in a 2-1 win over the Wilds.

12/12/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Stalock, Sharks Edge Wild

News: Alex Stalock stopped 18 of 19 in Thursday's 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: With Antti Niemi (undisclosed) hurting a bit, Alex Stalock's ended up starting three games in a row for the Sharks, and he's delivered a .917 save mark or better in each of them. However, Niemi -- despite a tendency toward streakiness -- has played fairly well as the starter and doesn't appear set to give up the role, leaving Stalock as merely a high-upside backup.

12/11/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Gets The Nod Thursday

News: Alex Stalock will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Wild.
Analysis: Alex Stalock will start his third straight game, which may just be for precautionary purposes with Antti Niemi battling a minor injury. Stalock will take on a Minnesota squad that has alternated wins and losses over its last nine games, but scored at least four goals in four of those contests.

12/9/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Stalock's 25 Saves Help Sharks Defeat Edmonton

News: Alex Stalock and the Sharks got revenge against the Oilers on Tuesday, as he allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 5-2 victory.
Analysis: Frankly, it was a pretty similar game for Alex Stalock to Sunday's 2-1 loss in Edmonton, when he stopped 22 shots, but got just one goal of offensive support. He's now drawn two starts in a row for San Jose, and as he's posted good results, we'll be interested to see whether he draws a third Thursday against visiting Minnesota.

12/7/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

SJ's Stalock Takes Loss In Return

News: Alex Stalock stopped 22 of 24 in his return from injury, but it wasn't enough for the win, as Edmonton won Sunday's game 2-1.
Analysis: Alex Stalock played well, finishing up the night with a save percentage of .917. After a start like that, expect to see Stalock in net again. Maybe not next game, but he'll be back to being a number two goaltender who gets a good number of starts.

12/7/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Will Start Sunday

News: Alex Stalock will start between the pipes Sunday against the Oilers, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock will be playing in his first game since Nov. 8 and fifth overall this season. He currently is allowing 2.38 goals on average over that stretch of five games.

12/7/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Stalock Likely To Start For Sharks

News: Alex Stalock is the likely starter for the Sharks in the second game of a back-to-back against Edmonton on Sundday, according to CSN Bay Area.
Analysis: If Alex Stalock gets the net, it'll be his first start since November 8, when he left the lineup with an injury. Through five games this season Stalock has a .925 save percentage and a 2.38 goals against average.

11/29/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks Activate Stalock

News: Alex Stalock (knee) was activated by the Sharks on Saturday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Starting goaltender Antti Niemi has been underwhelming for the Sharks thus far this season. If the veteran Finnish netminder continues to struggle, Alex Stalock will likely begin to steal some starts from Niemi in net moving forward.

11/22/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Resumes Skating

News: Alex Stalock (knee) has been skating on his own the past two days, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock is nearing the two-week mark of the two- to four-week timetable the Sharks prescribed for him following a minor knee procedure, but it doesn't sound like he's especially close to returning just yet. He'll probably need to start getting more positional work in during the upcoming week in order to demonstrate to the Sharks that he's getting healthier.

11/13/2014

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Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Undergoes Minor Knee Surgery

News: Alex Stalock underwent minor surgery on his left knee Thursday and is expected to miss around two-to-four weeks, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: The timetable isn't necessarily firm, so if Alex Stalock is able to resume skating quickly, he could end up beating that recovery window. Nonetheless, it looks like at the very least, Antti Niemi will assume the next several starts in goal for the Sharks, as newly-recalled backup Troy Grosenick is unlikely to see much work behind him.

11/13/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Diagnosed With Lower-Body Injury

News: Alex Stalock is dealing with a lower-body injury, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Alex Stalock was inexplicably scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start in favor of Antti Niemi, with news that he was hurting not surfacing until the Sharks placed him on injured reserve Wednesday. It appears Stalock's injury stems from his previous start Saturday against the Stars, during which he took a hit from Antoine Roussel and fell to the ice for a few moments before remaining in the game. An official timetable hasn't been announced for his recovery, though coach Todd McLellan acknowledged that newly-recalled goalie Troy Grosenick would be with the Sharks "for a little while." Expect McLellan to lean even more heavily on Niemi while Stalock remains unavailable for the Sharks.

11/12/2014

Alex Stalock, G, SJ

Alex Stalock

Sharks' Stalock Placed On IR

News: Alex Stalock was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Alex Stalock's surprising move to injured reserve comes just a day after coach Todd McLellan scratched him from an expected start because he "wasn't able to go." McLellan didn't elaborate on what forced Stalock out of action, but it should become more apparent in the coming days what might be ailing him. Stalock's value had plummeted in recent weeks with Antti Niemi solidifying himself as the clear No. 1 starter for the Sharks, and the backup's value could only dip from here. Troy Grosenick was recalled from AHL Worcester in a corresponding move, but he seems unlikely to see much usage behind Niemi while Stalock is out.