Swayman came off the bench to stop two of three shots in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Islanders in Game 5.
Swayman relieved Tuukka Rask (undisclosed) at the start of the third period with the Bruins trailing 4-2. He was beaten by Brock Nelson just 1:59 into the frame and faced minimal action the rest of the way. Not much was known about Rask's status immediately following the game, but Swayman would likely receive his first career playoff start if Rask is unable to go for Game 6 on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Swayman enjoyed a splendid regular season after his recall from AHL Providence, going 7-3-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .945 save percentage in 10 appearances.
Swayman turned aside 30 of 32 shots in a 2-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday.
Swayman got tagged with the loss when Washington's Michael Raffl beat him from a difficult angle with two seconds left in the third period. The rookie was sharp otherwise, continuing a stellar run that began with his early April call-up. Boston coach Bruce Cassidy indicated that Swayman, and not veteran Jaroslav Halak, will back up Tuukka Rask when Boston opens the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Swayman is 7-3-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .945 save percentage.
Swayman is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Capitals, coach Bruce Cassidy announced Sunday, Eric Russo of NHL.com reports.
Tuukka Rask will get the nod for Boston's penultimate game Monday against the Islanders before Swayman takes Tuesday's season finale against Washington. Cassidy added that he's yet to decide whether Swayman or Jaroslav Halak will back up Rask in the postseason, but the rookie seems to have the upper hand in that race. Halak hasn't won a game since April 3, making just two appearances since then, while Swayman has started his career with a 7-2-0 record, 1.44 GAA and .946 save percentage.
Swayman was promoted to the active roster Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Swayman backed up Tuukka Rask for Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers, but the former didn't play in the contest. The Bruins have a back-to-back versus the Islanders on Monday and in Washington on Tuesday, so Swayman may get one more start in the regular season.
Swayman was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, according to CapFriendly.
Swayman has been outstanding to start his NHL career, going 7-2-0 with a 1.44 GAA and a .946 save percentage. He'll likely be recalled before the end of the season and see another start. The 22-year-old likely won't begin the playoffs as the starter but he'll have a chance to jump in if Tuukka Rask shows any signs of struggling.
Swayman set aside all 15 shots he faced in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Rangers.
The stifling Boston defense made life easy for Swayman against a depleted Rangers team, but the rookie deserves credit for staying focused and setting aside the few shots he faced. It's been a dream start to his NHL career for Swayman, who improved to 7-2-0 with a 1.44 GAA and .946 save percentage. Tuukka Rask has earned the right to go into the postseason as Boston's No. 1 goalie, but any minor wobble from Rask could open the door for Swayman to step into the spotlight.
Swayman will start Thursday night's game against the Rangers.
Beyond Thursday, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com relays that Tuukka Rask will start Saturday afternoon's game against the Rangers. Since making his NHL starting debut April 6, Swayman has recorded a 6-2 record with a 1.62 GAA and .942 save percentage. As the postseason approaches, he appears to have supplanted Jaroslav Halak as the Bruins' preferred backup goalie behind Rask.
Swayman was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Swayman has started to work his way into a split of the No. 2 role with Jaroslav Halak. The 22-year-old Swayman has a 1.62 GAA and a .942 save percentage in eight appearances this season.
Swayman is expected to start Tuesday night's game against New Jersey.
Coach Bruce Cassidy has already named Tuukka Rask as Boston's starter for Monday's tilt versus New Jersey. Swayman, who recorded 17 saves in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres, is thus on track to get the nod Tuesday. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Halak is the odd man out for the time being.
Swayman made 17 saves in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres.
The rookie netminder wasn't particularly challenged on an afternoon in which Boston outshot Buffalo 43-19. Swayman is 6-2-0 to begin his NHL career with a sparkling 1.62 GAA and .942 save percentage, and with both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak headed into free agency in the offseason, the 22-year-old seems to be establishing himself as the Bruins' goalie of the future.
Swayman will start Saturday afternoon's home game against the Sabres.
Swayman's strong play working behind Tuukka Rask of late has led to Jaroslav Halak being pushed out of the Bruins' goalie rotation, though it's possible Halak could mix back in next week. Swayman approaches Saturday's tilt versus last-place Buffalo with a 5-2-0 record to ago along with a 1.56 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
Swayman was assigned to the taxi squad Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Swayman has a 5-2-0 record with a 1.56 GAA and a .946 save percentage through his first seven NHL appearances. He will likely slot in as the No. 3 goalie for the Bruins, but he's shown he can be trusted in a pinch.
Swayman kicked out 28 of 29 shots Sunday in a 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh.
The rookie held Pittsburgh's top-three scoring offense off the board for 40-plus minutes until Jake Guentzel connected on a one-timer from the left dot 4:03 into the third period. It was just the second loss in seven NHL appearances (5-2-0) for Swayman, who has limited opponents to two goals or fewer in all but one of those outings. The 22-year-old now boasts a sparkling 1.57 GAA and .946 save percentage on the season.
Swayman was elevated to the active roster and will start Sunday's road game against Pittsburgh.
Swayman continues to keep his name in the goaltending mix in Boston, an impressive feat considering Jaroslav Halak returned to the roster Friday. Swayman's strong play has been the reason, as he's gone 5-1-0 along with a 1.65 GAA and .943 save percentage in six appearances this season. The rookie will face a tough Penguins offense, which ranks third in the league in goals per contest this campaign (3.44).
Swayman is expected to start Sunday afternoon's game against the Penguins, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Even though Jaroslav Halak -- who relieved Tuukka Rask in the third period of Friday's 6-4 loss to the Sabres -- is back in the mix, Swayman's strong play has kept him in the Bruins' goaltending equation for the time being. In six appearances with the big club, the 22-year-old has impressively recorded a 5-1 record, to go along with a 1.65 GAA and .943 save percentage.
Swayman was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.
Swayman wasn't needed for Friday's game against Buffalo with Jaroslav Halak back from the COVID-19 protocols list. The 22-year-old has been terrific in his first season, going 5-1-0 with a 1.65 GAA and .943 save percentage. However, as long as Halak and Tuukka Rask are healthy, there's no room for Swayman on the active roster.
Swayman kicked out 29 of 30 shots Thursday in a 5-1 win over Buffalo.
The 22-year-old rookie gave up an Arttu Ruotsalainen goal from point-blank range early in second period and that was it. It was the third straight victory for Swayman, who has won five of his six starts since being recalled from AHL Providence in early April, posting a sensational 1.65 GAA and .943 save percentage.
Swayman will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Swayman was fantastic in his last start Friday against the Islanders, turning aside all 25 shots he faced en route to an impressive 3-0 victory and his first career shutout. The 21-year-old rookie will try to pick up a third straight win in a favorable road matchup with a Buffalo squad that's 5-15-4 at home this year.
Swayman is "tentatively slotted" to start Thursday's game against the Sabres , Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Meanwhile, Tuukka Rask will start Tuesday and likely again versus the Sabres on Friday, while Swayman's projected Thursday turn hinges on the availability of Jaroslav Halak, who was removed from COVID protocol this past Saturday. Given how well Swayman has played in his stint with the Bruins, the team can afford not to rush Halak back into the lineup, but once he's ready to go, look for Swayman to be returned to AHL Providence, where he'd be in line to work in a rotation with Daniel Vladar.
Swayman turned aside all 25 shots he faced in Friday's 3-0 win over the Islanders.
The rookie continues to shine, collecting his first NHL shutout and his fourth win in his first five starts for Boston. Swayman should remain in the mix in net for the Bruins as long as Jaroslav Halak (COVID-19) is out of action -- and perhaps even afterward, as he's impressed with a 1.78 GAA and .938 save percentage.
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|06/07||vs NYI||L 4-5||1||1||2||3|
|05/11||@ WAS||L 1-2||1||2||30||32|
|05/06||vs NYR||W 4-0||1||0||15||15|
|05/01||vs BUF||W 6-2||1||2||17||19|
|04/25||@ PIT||L 0-1||1||1||28||29|
|04/22||@ BUF||W 5-1||1||1||29||30|
|04/16||vs NYI||W 3-0||1||0||25||25|
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