Bobrovsky was pulled after allowing five goals on 14 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 4.
Bobrovsky and backup Chris Driedger have been in and out of the Cats' net due to poor play, with the former having gotten first crack as the starter. After replacing Driedger to help seal the deal in Game 3 for the Panthers, Bobrovsky made just nine saves in this contest and factored into his team reaching the precipice of elimination heading into Monday night's Game 5. In his two starts in the series, the Russian has allowed 10 goals on 54 shots.
Bobrovsky will guard the cage on the road for Game 4 against Tampa Bay on Saturday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Bobrovsky saw the starting role for Games 2 and 3 go to Chris Driedger but made a perfect relief appearance against the Lightning on Thursday, stopping all nine of the shots he faced and helping the Panthers secure an overtime victory. He'll need to continue to be at his best against the Bolts' high-powered offense.
Bobrovsky stopped all nine shots he faced in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over Tampa.
Coming in to relieve Chris Driedger at the start of the third period, Bobrovsky was stellar enough to stop all nine shots and held the fort down in overtime for the Panthers. Starting in Game 1, Bobrovsky was replaced by Driedger to start both Games 2 and 3, but tough performances from the 27-year-old could open the door for Bobrovsky to start Game 4 on Saturday.
Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 40 shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
Bobrovsky twice had one-goal leads to protect, only to allow a pair each time. Brayden Point scored twice in the third period Sunday to stick Bobrovsky with the loss. The Russian netminder was alright this season with a 2.91 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 31 outings, but Chris Driedger or Spencer Knight could get a look if Bobrovsky has another game or two like Sunday.
Bobrovsky will start Sunday's Game 1 against the Lightning.
Bobrovsky will get first crack at the Panthers' net in the postseason, but he'll be on a short leash with the capable Chris Driedger and Spencer Knight both waiting in the wings. Despite posting a forgettable 3.32 GAA and .879 save percentage in five regular-season matchups with Tampa Bay, Bobrovsky was carried to a 3-2 record by Florida's potent offense.
Bobrovsky made 28 saves in a 5-1 win over the Lightning on Saturday.
Bob was sharp and he needed to be given his recent scuffles. The 10-million-dollar man has failed to live up to that contract, and while he's likely the top kitty in the litter box when the postseason begins, Bobrovsky will get scooped out if he falters then. Spencer Knight has been a strong surprise and Chris Driedger has proven he's a step above this season, and the Panthers won't be patient with Bob if he can't perform. This team has a shot to emerge from its division and coach Joel Quenneville won't let a wobbly Bobby stop that from happening.
Bobrovsky (rest) will patrol the crease for Saturday's game against the Lightning, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Bobrovsky received a day off to rest Monday but will be back between the pipes Saturday. The 32-year-old is 18-8-2 with a .904 save percentage and 2.97 GAA in 30 appearances this season. He's 2-2-0 with a .854 save percentage against the lethal Lightning offense this season.
Bobrovsky will be given the night off versus Dallas on Monday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
With the emergence of Spencer Knight and Bobrovsky floundering -- he's given up 13 goals on 95 shots in his last four appearances -- coach Joel Quenneville will use Monday's contest to let his $10 million netminder get some added rest. With Bobrovsky on the sidelines, Knight will start while Philippe Desrosiers serves as the No. 2. While Bobrovsky figures to still be the preferred starter for the postseason, he'll likely be on a very short leash and could see Knight or Chris Driedger (once healthy) steal the starting job.
Bobrovsky made 31 saves on 35 shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.
Bobrovsky needed to protect a three-goal lead for the last 19 minutes of the game. He made it interesting but ultimately held on for the win. The Russian goalie has an 18-8-2 record with a 2.97 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 30 appearances. Bobrovsky has been sharing the net with Spencer Knight while Chris Driedger (lower body) recovers from injury.
Bobrovksy will start Saturday against the Blackhawks, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Bobrovsky's last outing was a disastrous one, as he was pulled after allowing four goals on 21 shots in a 7-4 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. He'll look to get back on track against a middling Blackhawks squad that's scored eight goals in its last three games.
Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators.
Bobrovsky left the game after two periods -- Spencer Knight played in the third and backstopped the Panthers' comeback win. The 32-year-old Bobrovsky's record remains at 17-8-2 with a 2.94 GAA and a .905 save percentage through 29 outings. The Russian goalie will likely be the Panthers' No. 1 option in net with Chris Driedger (lower body) out for at least a week.
Bobrovsky will man the road crease Tuesday in Nashville, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bobrovsky stopped all 11 shots he faced in relief of the injured Chris Driedger (lower body) Monday, and he'll get a shot at a full game against the Predators one day later. The 32-year-old Russian will have to deal with a hot Nashville offense that's scored 16 goals to lead the Predators to a 3-0-1 record over their last four games.
Bobrovsky came off the bench and stopped nine of 11 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Predators.
Bobrovsky entered the game less than four minutes into the second period when starter Chris Driedger suffered a lower-body injury. The Panthers were already trailing 2-1 at the time of the goaltending switch, and Bobrovsky would give up a pair of tallies to Erik Haula and Yakov Trenin in the third period. Bobrovsky would obviously carry the goaltending load going forward -- beginning with Tuesday's rematch with the Pedators -- if Driedger's injury keeps him on the shelf for any length of time.
Bobrovsky stopped 25 of 28 shots Thursday in a 4-2 loss to Carolina.
A three-goal second period by the Hurricanes proved to be the difference in this one, with Sebastian Aho's short-handed goal on a 2-on-0 rush late in the frame holding up as the winner. The loss dropped Bobrovsky to 17-8-2 on the year with a 2.83 GAA and .908 save percentage.
Bobrovsky will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus Carolina.
Bobrovsky was sharp in his last start Monday against the Blue Jackets, stopping 34 of 36 shots en route to a 4-2 win. The 32-year-old netminder will attempt to secure his 18th victory of the season in a tough home matchup with a hot Hurricanes team that's gone 3-0-1 in its last four games.
Bobrovsky made 34 saves in Monday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
He looked sharp in downing the team he spent seven seasons with, as Bobrovsky picked up his fifth win in his last seven starts and 17th victory of the season. Despite the strong won-loss record, the 32-year-old has mostly ridden a potent Panthers offense this year, and his 2.82 GAA and .909 save percentage remain mediocre.
Bobrovsky will start Monday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Bobrovsky will face his former team for the eighth time in his career, having dominated Columbus to the tune of a 5-1-1 record, 2.41 GAA and .931 save percentage. That success includes victories in all four of their meetings this season, and Bobrovsky's well positioned to get right back in the winner's circle considering the Blue Jackets come to Florida having lost five in a row.
Bobrovsky stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Two of the three Lighting goals came on deflections from in close, but Bobrovsky was solid otherwise en route to his 16th victory. He hasn't quite reached the elite level of performance he displayed over his seven years in Columbus, but Bobrovsky's second season in Florida has been much steadier than his first; he's lowered his GAA from 3.23 to 2.86 and lifted his save percentage from .900 to .907.
Bobrovsky will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Lightning.
Bobrovsky struggled in his last start last Saturday against the Stars, surrendering four goals on just 20 shots en route to a 4-1 defeat. The veteran goaltender will try to bounce back and earn his 16th win of the season in a tough road matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's 16-4-0 at home this year.
Bobrovsky made 16 saves in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Stars.
Dallas ambushed him with three goals in the first 9:03 of the first period, and while Bobrovsky steadied the ship after that, the Panthers were never able to get back in the game. The veteran netminder has lost two straight starts as he continues his roller coaster of a season, and Bobrovsky sports a 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage through 24 appearances.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/22||@ TB||L 2-6||1||5||9||14|
|05/20||@ TB||W 6-5 (OT)||1||0||9||9|
|05/16||vs TB||L 4-5||1||5||35||40|
|05/08||vs TB||W 5-1||1||1||28||29|
|05/01||@ CHI||W 5-4||1||4||31||35|
|04/27||@ NSH||W 7-4||4||17||21|
|04/26||@ NSH||L 1-4||2||9||11|
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