The keeper of the Philadelphia Flyers, Carter Hart will be his first experience in the playoffs, when the phase 4 plan to return to the game of the national hockey League (NHL) gets underway.
Despite his young age (21 years), the Albertan will be the man of confidence of coach Alain Vigneault. The latter will be able to play a few matches to prepare well, since the Flyers will not have to play for their survival during the qualification round of the playoffs.
Thanks to a crop of 89 points in 69 games, the formation of the Pennsylvania will face the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning to determine positions 1 to 4 of the Association of the Is. The troupe of Alain Vigneault must be a good part of his success to his young doorman who has preserved a record of 24-13-3, an average goals allowed of 2.42 and an efficiency rate of ,914.
“I’m always nervous before a game, but that is because I like to play. This is not to a point where it affects my performance, ‘ said Hart in a conference call, on Tuesday, after the training of his own. I’m sure I’ll be a little nervous when we are going to jump on the ice rink for our first game of the playoffs, but it’s part of the game. As a young player, it is part of the steps of a career that I have to cross. It is a step that I’ve waited all my life. I’m very excited.”
Vigneault will be able to count on a good duo of goalkeeper Hart and Brian Elliott. At 35 years of age, the latter has the experience that the first did not and will be able to guide them during the route elimination.
“Experience is a big plus, but Carter has played important matches, said Vigneault. I believe that it will arrive with the right mindset. He has made a lot of progress this year. He had very good moments, others more difficult, but it has faced. He is very excited to have this opportunity. I am confident he will do a very good job.”
In fact, Hart has already played some important matches since the beginning of his career. Among other things, he was in front of the net for the canadian team when it won silver and gold respectively at the world Championships of junior hockey in 2017 and 2018.