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Better Bernier

02/07/2020 at 5:39pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

As long as he’s been healthy, and that’s been an issue, Jonathan Bernier has played like the No. 1 and has increasingly earned the bigger share of the workload.

Given the statistics and results, it’s no wonder.

Bernier earned his third consecutive start in Thursday’s 4-3 shootout win in Buffalo. It ended a nine-game losing streak and was the team’s first win since Bernier backstopped back-to-back wins Jan. 7 and 10 against Montreal and Ottawa before getting hurt.

“Bernie’s been good for a long time, and he was really good in the third (period Thursday) when he needed to be,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “He made big saves at critical moments. We only had one real chance (in overtime) and they had the rest of them.

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added 6:03pm, Watch Blashill below before the puck drop. Helm out tonight.

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