Goaltending magic has run out for Carolina Hurricanes, Reports


Curtis McElhinney crammed in capably for Mrazek towards the Islanders, stopping 71 of 75 photographs over two-plus video games to complete that collection (54 saves over two begins). However the Sport Three begin was the primary playoff begin of his profession, and he was stepping in towards a workforce within the Islanders that struggled to money in on good scoring possibilities.

If McElhinney begins Sport 3 (or past) towards Boston, his resume as a typically mediocre, journeyman goaltender precedes him. And whereas Mrazek was excellent over a half-dozen video games earlier than his damage, his total playoff numbers this yr aren’t nice (2.73 GAA, .894 save share) and his personal profession resume says that six-game stretch is an outlier.

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Carolina has finished extra than simply trip sizzling goaltending to the Japanese Convention Finals. However the Bruins are fairly clearly the higher workforce, and the hole in goaltending from Tuukka Rask to Mrazek has taken its rightful place over the primary two video games of the collection. Extra particularly, the goaltender magic the Hurricanes loved via most of two rounds has all however disappeared now.



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