Goaltender Bobrovsky breaks Florida Flames record for NHL playoff winning streak
Russian Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky set a new club record for the longest winning streak in the playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL). The victory in the second match of the series of the second round of the playoffs of the Eastern Conference over the Toronto Maple Leafs (3:2) became the fifth. About this May 5 reported on the league website.
The goalkeeper of “Florida” reflected 35 shots out of 37 and became the first star of the match. Before that, the record of four wins in a row was held by goaltender John Vanbiesbroek. Florida Coach Paul Maurice praised Bobrovsky’s skills.
“You need a goaltender to win the series every night, and today our goaltender did it,” said Maurice.
Forward “Florida” Matthew Tkachuk also spoke positively about Bobrovsky. According to him, the Russian goalkeeper is one of the most hardworking hockey players. The striker stressed that in the match against Toronto, Bobrovsky “played amazing” and was the undisputed leader of the team.
As a result of the meeting, the score in a series of up to four victories was 2-0 in favor of Florida. The next game will take place on May 8, “Panthers” take “Toronto” on home ice.
Sergei Bobrovsky is 34 years old and is a two-time winner of the Vezina Trophy prize for the best goaltender of the NHL regular season. In early March, Bobrovsky broke the record league by the number of victories in regular season NHL matches among Russian goaltenders.