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A nice debut for the Alaska kid.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It is Wednesday, my dudes.

For the Bruins, the story this morning is Jeremy Swayman, as the Bruins’ goalie-of-the-future-turned-goalie-of-the-present made approximately 439 saves in the second period last night en route to his first NHL win.

Swayman finished the game with 40 saves, including 23 saves in an abysmal second period by the Bruins.

Overall, Swayman looked pretty good. He had what could best be described as a “standard NHL goalie debut.”

  1. A few weird moments.
  2. A huge save.
  3. A goal he could do nothing about.
  4. A questionable goal.

The questionable one would be the second one, where he seemed to lose an edge or something, staying down way too long and giving Shayne Gostisbehere a giant area to shoot out.

Still, it was a blip on an otherwise mostly clean radar for Swayman, who deserves praise for holding down the fort in the third period and for fending off a desperate Flyers team.

Here’s to many more, kid.

Today’s highlight

That Patrice Bergeron sure does like hat tricks.

Today’s discussion topic

I thought Kevan Miller was solid last night, particularly in the last minute of the game. Where does he fit with a fully healthy defense?