Bobrovsky made 37 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Dallas. Bobrovsky was beaten twice in the second period but held the fort on a busy night, allowing the Panthers to find their legs in the third and come back to win with three unanswered goals. The expensive Russian had ceded the net to Chris Driedger for each of the past five games, but perhaps this stellar outing will earn Bobrovsky more playing time going forward. Driedger went 4-1-0 during his five-start streak, so he's not making it easy for Bob to win back the starting job.
Bobrovsky will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus Dallas. Bobrovsky was solid in his last start Saturday against the Red Wings, turning aside 25 of 27 shots, but he ultimately suffered a second straight loss due to nearly non-existent goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a home matchup with a Stars squad that's 2-3-1 on the road this year.
Bobrovsky made 25 saves in a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday. The goals weren't bad ones by any means. Patrik Nemeth fired a perfect shot from the left dot that went bar-down over Bob's glove hand. Then Mathias Brome chipped a rebound past him. Bobrovsky hasn't been great this season, but he's shown recent glimpses of fantasy value between horrid outings. In his last five starts, Bob has allowed 12 goals across two of those games (six each), but a total of five in the other three. Bobrovsky remains a risk because of this Jekyll and Hyde situation. Use with caution.
Bobrovsky will defend the road net in Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports. Chris Driedger received the last three starts, but Bobrovsky will get a chance to earn back some playing time. Bobrovsky has been up and down this year. His stats are rough, with him posting an .884 save percentage and a 3.33 GAA through seven appearances, but his 5-1-1 record is appealing. Nevertheless, the matchup against the floundering Red Wings is ideal.
Bobrovsky made 22 saves in a 6-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. It was Bobrovsky's first loss in regulation this season (5-1-1). However, it was the second time in his last four games that he allowed six goals. And despite his strong record, Bob's save percentage sits at .899. Bobrovsky has been a queasy activation while in the Floridian litter box and we don't see that changing short term.
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