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Obviously Conklin is not immortal, but he did post a shutout in the game that he played before this one.
Against the Caps, Conklin's stats dropped remarkably after he put up a stinker in goal last night.
After getting that shutout against Colorado in his first start of the season, Conklin's stats are now a whopping 3.50 GAA and a 87.0 save percentage.
In all fairness, Detroit's team defense didn't help him out much, and a couple of the goals he likely couldn't see at all.
However, a goalie giving up seven goals on only 25 shots does not inspire confidence to your team by any stretch.
Conklin held his team in the game after giving up three goals in just under two periods of play.
But with eight seconds to go in the second period, and Detroit only trailing 3-1 at this point, Conklin could not contain a rebound on a Matt Hendricks shot, and the puck drifted between him and the net and was tapped in by Matthieu Perreault to make it 4-1.
Talk about a momentum killer.
Backup goalies are not expected to go out and put up a gem in net every night, but they have to keep their team in the game.
Conklin could not even do that as he gave up four goals on 14 shots through two periods last night.