Bobrovsky has gone 1-0-1 for Team Russia with a .925 save percentage in two games, and he was the team's best player during last night's overtime loss, one that was thoroughly dominated by the Canadians for the first half of the game. Canada had 48 shots on goal including many chances from in close. The Russian also produced this bit of wizardry during the Russia's 4-3 win over the Czechs on September 8.
Coach Oleg Znarok says Sergei Bobrovsky will start Team Russia's opener and then see how it goes.— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) September 15, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Bobrovsky to Start Russia's First World Cup Game
Sergei Bobrovsky already seemed to have a leg up on the starting slot for Team Russia ahead of their third World Cup of Hockey pretournament game. After a 45-save performance against Team Canada on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, the 27-year-old has locked up a starting role, at least for Russia's first game.