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Panthers Beat McDavid, Oilers in G1 as NHL Followers Have a good time Sergei Bobrovsky’s Heroics

Julia Stumbaugh June 9, 2024 Elsa/Getty Images Sergei Bobrovsky took standing on his head literally in Saturday night’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Bobrovsky cartwheeled in the second period to make one of the 32 saves that backstopped the Panthers to a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers. ESPN @espn This angle of

Panthers Beat McDavid, Oilers in G1 as NHL Followers Have a good time Sergei Bobrovsky’s Heroics

Julia StumbaughJune 9, 2024

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - JUNE 08: Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Florida Panthers makes a save against Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in Game One of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final at Amerant Bank Arena on June 08, 2024 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Sergei Bobrovsky took standing on his head actually in Saturday evening’s Recreation 1 of the Stanley Cup Last.

Bobrovsky cartwheeled within the second interval to make one of many 32 saves that backstopped the Panthers to a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

ESPN @espn

This angle of Sergei Bobrovsky’s ridiculous save 😳

📺: ABC/ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/PniJktQsRz

Bobrovsky’s effort allowed the Panthers to win regardless of being outshot 33-18 by Connor McDavid and the Oilers.

Eric Engels @EricEngels

Stay take a look at Oilers making an attempt to attain on Sergei Bobrovsky pic.twitter.com/d9eEcuVUP4

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X – Mr. Bandana @AdamsOnHockey

“I am gonna go low on Bobrovsky once more” pic.twitter.com/aZSbMsh1UZ

Bobrovsky’s 32-save shutout additionally marked the primary clean sheet ever posted by a Panthers goaltender within the Stanley Cup Last.

He’s now the primary goaltender since 1945 to earn shutouts in Recreation 1 of each the Last and the earlier spherical, per the Related Press’ Josh Dubow.

The information do not cease there. The 35-year-old is the oldest goaltender to ever start a Stanley Cup Last with a shutout. The feat moreover marks simply the seventh time within the final 76 years a goaltender has accomplished a shutout in Recreation 1 of the Last, per NHL Media.

It is also the important thing purpose the Panthers have their first Stanley Cup Last sequence lead in franchise historical past.

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Sergei Bobrovsky posted the primary #StanleyCup Last shutout in franchise historical past and helped the @FlaPanthers take a lead within the championship sequence for the primary time.#NHLStats: https://t.co/4fLCGAdT1Z pic.twitter.com/qCxY2Le80g

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The historic shutout was particularly spectacular given how a lot the Oilers dominated play Saturday, significantly when outshooting the Panthers 25-12 by means of the primary two intervals.

Daniel Nugent-Bowman @DNBsports

You’ll be able to’t say the Oilers do not get their probabilities. Bobrovsky is the primary three stars up to now.

Jesse Granger @JesseGranger_

Bobrovsky is seeing the puck extremely nicely proper now.

His monitoring is off the charts. He simply adopted that slap shot by means of the display screen by Hyman and snatched it with the glove.

That is goaltending at its highest stage, on the most important stage, and it is a lot enjoyable to observe.

Dan Tencer @dantencer

All evening it has felt like Edmonton simply must get one and the sport is there for them.

Bobrovsky not permitting it. They’ve thrown almost all the pieces they’ll at him and he is been superior.

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Very comparable I am positive to how Stars followers felt in Recreation 6 in Edmonton. Irritating.

Dave McCarthy @DaveAMcCarthy

I do not hear many individuals complaining about Sergei Bobrovsky’s $10M cap hit nowadays…#Timetohunt

The Panthers could not have been capable of management the Oilers’ shot totals, however they dominated in a bodily sport led by Sam Bennett:

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

Sam Bennett with an enormous hit on McDavid 👀 pic.twitter.com/y7A0Q3UTjX

David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

Florida is outhitting Edmonton 61-35 with 5:24 left within the third. Sam Bennett leads the best way with 11 hits, up to now.

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Carter Verhaeghe opened scoring within the first interval.

Evan Rodrigues notched an insurance coverage aim midway by means of the second, because the Oilers’ second protection pairing of Darnell Nurse and Cody Ceci have been unable to restrict Bennett on a dump-and-chase.

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

SAM BENNETT WITH THE DUMP, CHASE, AND APPLE 🍎💪 pic.twitter.com/Wvj6QqAk0R

Dan Rosen @drosennhl

What a play by Sam Bennett to arrange Evan Rodrigues. Sensible play to flip it in and chase it down, after which eliminate it rapidly. Defensive protection missing, after all, however that is an elite play by Bennett it doesn’t matter what.

David Staples @dstaples

You must break up Nurse and Ceci.

Proper?

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McDavid and Leon Draisaitl mixed for a complete of 10 pictures on aim, however have been unable to beat Bobrovsky earlier than Eetu Luostarinen completed off the sport with an empty-net dagger.

The Oilers will look to attain their first aim of the Last when the puck drops for Recreation 2 in Dawn on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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