Bernier the likely starter
It was a considerably busy optional morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center as 12 skaters and both goaltenders took the ice in advance of tonight’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Jonathan Bernier left the ice first, which indicates that he has been tabbed as the starting goaltender to conclude the back-to-back set. In his last start, Bernier stopped 20-of-22 shots in a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Overall, Bernier is 6-2-0 with a 1.94 goals against average and .916 save percentage. Both of his losses came in relief.
I’ll have some penalty killing insight from Trevor Lewis and quotes from Darryl Sutter on the blog later this morning.