GLENDALE -- Coyotes prospect Merrick Madsen turned heads in his first week as a goalie in the American Hockey League. Madsen, who has been filling in for injured starter Adin Hill for the Tucson Roadrunners, posted a 3-0-0 record in three starts and notched back-to-back shutouts vs. the San Jose Barracuda.
"You can't get shutouts by yourself," Madsen told reporters after his second shutout on Saturday. "It's everyone out there blocking shots and helping me out where they can. Obviously I feel like I'm in a flow where things are going right, but it's a team effort."
Madsen stopped 66 of 69 shots in his first three AHL starts, including all 47 he faced in the two games vs. San Jose. He has not allowed a goal in his last 123:05 minutes of play.