It was a tough match for the Carolina Hurricanes on May 23 Game 3 against the Florida Panthers. The score of Game 3 is the Panthers 1 while the Hurricanes 0. Florida Panthers’ exceptionally skilled goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, has been a great boon for the team as he practically saved all the pucks blocking the Hurricanes to score a goal. 34-year-old Bobrovsky is a Russian ice hockey player who joined the Panthers in 2019, before which he played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bobrovsky is responsible for securing the Panthers on the brink of the Stanley Cup Finals. While the Hurricanes who themselves are 3-0 up in the Eastern Conference Finals, are left frustrated, with Bobrovsky’s blockade though they have great strikers. According to ESPN, Bobrovsky is a rare heater in the net seen in years.
Hurricanes’ most promising striker, Martin Necas had taken attempts in scoring the much-needed goal back with just 14 minutes left for the game’s end. Bobrovsky stood like a wall making the Florida goalpost impenetrable in Game 3. The Hurricanes also suffered heavily as two key players Andrei Svechnikov and Max Pacioretty both were missing on the pitch, due to injury.
Florida Panthers Coach Deserves Credit
Paul Maurice, coach for the Florida Panthers has been much credited for his planning and formation of the game. Under his guidance, the Florida Panthers’ game plan focuses on the Hurricanes acting out of frustration over the Panthers’ strong goalie, while over Game 3, Florida has shot only 17 times. Coach Paul is a former ice hockey player and he became the youngest coach in the history of the National Hockey League at 43 years of age.