BOSTON — With their season on the brink, the Bruins are turning to goalie Jeremy Swayman — and putting him in a rare historic position.
The 24-year-old netminder will become only the sixth goalie in NHL history to make his first series start in a winner-take-all game: joining Tristan Jarry, Ken Wregget, Andy Moog, Billy Smith, and Mike Palmateer.
Boston turns to Swayman after two straight losses with probable Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark in net. Ullmark has looked sluggish and fatigued as the series has progressed, allowing four more goals three times in the six games, although a leaky Bruins’ defense hasn’t helped.
Swayman has been steady when called upon this season, boasting a .920 save percentage in 33 starts.
The Panthers arrive at the TD Garden carrying all the momentum after capitalizing on a slew of Bruins mistakes and turnovers to capture Games 5 and 6.
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