“He’s a sorcerer!” Bobrovsky played the game of his life and entered the historic top 10 goalkeepers in the NHL
May 19, 2023 06:15 pm UTC Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
You don’t have to run to win a marathon.
You can endlessly watch three things: how the fire burns, how the water flows, and how Florida plays Carolina. The Eastern Conference finalists played the sixth longest game in NHL history, and one of the reasons for this result was the performance of Sergei Bobrovsky.
A detailed report on the game that amazes the imagination:
Season record and 63 saves for Bobrovsky! The NHL played a crazy six hour game
The Panthers goaltender made at least 50 saves in the second straight playoff game, just his third since 1956. Previously, Curtis Joseph (in 1993) and Juuse Saros (in 2021) had similar numbers.
In total, Bobrovsky spent 139 minutes 47 seconds on the ice, an incredible number for most hockey goalies and unattainable for soccer goalies. During this time, the Russian reflected 63 shots. This is his personal best in a career abroad and the record for the franchise he represents.
Bobrovsky’s first seconds after victory:
Sergey Bobrovsky’s reaction to Florida’s fourth-overtime win
The main burden fell on Sergei’s shoulders in the first and third periods, when he had to enter the game 12 and 14 times, respectively. In the second and fourth segments, Bobrovsky was disturbed only in five and seven situations. The sixth and seventh periods turned out to be relatively regular: the goalkeeper deflected eight threats and nine own goals.
In extra time, Carolina did not attack with much skill. Most of the time, Bobrovsky was worried about Brent Burns. The oversized defender did not hesitate to “shoot” at any opportunity, but from time to time the goalkeeper saw everything and took the puck with the utmost calm.
The main time was more difficult for Bobrovsky, and several impressive saves in his performance graced the highlights:
in the 15th minute, Sergei managed to move after a strong transfer to Jack Drury and “sheathed” him in melee; in the 18th minute, Sebastian Aho hit the post by coming out “2 on 1”, three against five opponents, Bobrovsky did an excellent job twice with a pancake, but on the third throw he slightly missed the puck and missed; after the break, the Russian took an ideal position against the background of an unexpected rebound from the front backboard and did not force Stefan Noesen. to pass; at the end of the second and the beginning of the third period, Bobrovsky literally withstood the insane pressure of the Hurricanes, when they, relying on a nickel, tried to push the puck along the tape; 0″ and kept a draw.
“It was a game of attrition. In such cases, just try to be patient and wait for the moment, wait for the launch, ”after winning the incredible marathon, Bobrovsky had to speak to journalists.
Not everyone coped with burnout:
The fan fell asleep during the fourth overtime of the match, “Carolina” and “Florida”
“Sergey decided to win $5 million of his $10 million contract in one game,” they joke about the Russian on social media. But, above all, his game is described with a simple comparison from one of the fans: “he is a wizard!” And how can you say otherwise here, if Florida’s number 72 became just the 10th goalie in NHL history to repel at least 63 shots in a game.
And yes, in exactly four months this magician will be 35 years old.