Two otherworldly individual shutout streaks came to an end during Thursday night’s NHL playoff action.
Odds are attentive followers are aware that New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist went through 152 minutes and 23 seconds of pristine defense. That was until a Zdeno Chara slapper trickled through him in the second period of his team’s series opener against Boston.
But you may not have known that, on the other coast, Los Angeles Kings blueliner Slava Voynov entered his team’s second-round series with zero opposing goals against in the 2013 postseason.
He kept that peerless streak going through the team’s 2-0 shutout of San Jose in Game 1. But in Game 2 on Thursday, near the halfway mark of regulation, he was finally on the ice for a defensive drawback.
Patrick Marleau scored for the Sharks for Voynov’s first shared goal against of the tournament after the sophomore defenseman had played nearly 160 minutes without one dating back to the start of the Vancouver series.
Voynov is one of a handful of second-round participants who have posted a solid number with supportive contest in a less-publicized category during the 2013 playoffs. Whether it is in the area of pure goal prevention, faceoffs, real-time stats or penalties drawn, here are some details on the young King and other performers.
Unless otherwise indicated, all statistics for this report were found via nhl.com and are through games of Thursday, May 16.