It hasn’t exactly been an easy professional career for Malcolm Subban thus far.
The first-round pick has been pulled from multiple NHL starts, has struggled to play well consistently in the AHL, and suffered a horrific fractured larynx a couple years back.
Many Bruins fans (wrongly) think it’s time to bail on Subban, but he’s shown flashes of that first-round talent.
Those flashes were on display on Monday night, as Subban made 24 saves for a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Three of those saves came in a third-period flurry eerily reminiscent of a former Bruin great: Tim Thomas.
Is this the moment @SubbZero30 became Boston's backup? pic.twitter.com/qtgJitHOSM— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) September 26, 2017
It’s great to see Subban with some highlight-reel stops, as it should help boost his confidence.
The kid has played well this preseason, arguably better than Zane McIntyre, putting the Bruins in an interesting situation when it comes to choosing who gets more playing time this season.
Tim Thomas would be proud.