Sergei Bobrovsky Shines in NHL Debut for the Philadelphia Flyers

October 7th, 2010 by donald wood Leave a reply »
For the first time since 1986, a Philadelphia Flyers’ rookie goaltender has won their first NHL game in the season opener.  The Flyers and “The Iron Curtain” Sergei Bobrovsky beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night and Bobrovsky looked sharp in his NHL debut. 

Sergei Bobrovsky joins Ron Hextall in this elite company and becomes the youngest to ever start in net for the Flyers.  Bobrovsky also gains maximum respect from his team and the hockey community with his stellar 29 save performance in his first start.

Take into consideration the factors that weighed on young Sergei Bobrovsky: this was his first game in the NHL, playing with a new team (minus some training camp) in a country that he is still unused to, and having to play in Pittsburgh on opening night in their new arena.  It takes some amazing concentration and persistence play well enough to win the top goalie spot and beat one of the most dynamic teams in the NHL.

Bobrovsky was rock solid through two periods, blocking everything that came his way.  It didn’t seem like the Penguins were on the same page, and Bobrovsky rarely seeme ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.