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Stanley Cup Notebook: What lessons should we take from Sergei Bobrovsky's playoff performance?

During the Conference finals an NHL GM marveled to me about some of the what-ifs of the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Many of them centered around Sergei Bobrovski

What if he hadn’t made the save on Brad Marchand with less than a second remaining in Game 5 of the first round? Flashing the right pad to force overtime and helping spark the Florida Panthers comeback from down 3-1 in the series against the best regular season team in NHL history. 

Going back even further, back to February, what if Spencer Knight hadn’t entered the NHL Player Assistance Program? 

This GM, who took time to make it clear he’s rooting for Knight in whatever he’s dealing with, noted that if Knight was available down the stretch, he and Alex Lyon likely would have split the net. Going into the playoffs Bobrovsky wouldn’

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NHL Carolina Hurricanes Dallas Stars Florida Panthers Vegas Golden Knights Sergei Bobrovski Adin Hill Alex Lyon Jake Oettinger
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