If Sergei Bobrovsky had something to prove going into his first postseason with the Florida Panthers against the Islanders, well, so far, so good.
The Panthers signed Bobrovsky to the biggest free agent contract in franchise history last July, a seven-year, $70 million deal which some had hoped would be the answer to all of the team’s problems.
He was not.
Even as these games against the New York Islanders have shown, Bob cannot — some nights, sure — do it alone.
But when he is on, as he has been in this series against the Islanders, Bobrovsky gives his team a chance.