The American sports portal The Athletic made a forecast for the performance of the Florida Panthers goalkeeper of the National Hockey League (NHL) Sergei Bobrovsky, noting that the goalkeeper’s statistics on reflected shots in regular season matches are below average, which could become a serious problem for the team.
“We know Bobrovsky can make the playoffs, but his heroics in Florida last spring are overshadowed by the fact that relying on Sergei in the regular season is a shaky proposition. His stats are below average and what’s worse is that they aren’t anything special. If he’s bad early in the season, the Panthers are in trouble.
In the new season of the NHL regular championship, Florida has already played two matches, losing to the Minnesota Wild with a score of 0:2 and the Winnipeg Jets with a score of 4:6. Bobrovsky played both matches with an 87.3% save percentage and a safety factor of 3.64.
Bobrovsky has been playing for Florida since 2019; from 2012 to 2019, he defended the goal of another NHL club, the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is a two-time winner of the Vezina Trophy for the best goalkeeper of the NHL regular season (2013, 2017). Bobrovsky is the first Russian goalkeeper to win this award and the only Russian goalkeeper to win it twice.