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Jonathan Bernier Has Been Solid This Season

12/16/2018 at 3:25pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Jonathan Bernier is used to it. At this point in his career, there aren’t any surprises.

Being a backup goalie in the NHL, life isn’t always fair. You wait for the coach to say you’re going to play, though you never know exactly when that might be and, when you do play, it’s usually not ideal situations.

Bernier has been through this situation often in his NHL career. He’s been very good at it.

And though Bernier’s statistics might not look all that inspiring currently, occasionally it’s wise to examine them more closely, such as Saturday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders.

The loss was disappointing, sure. But Bernier did all he could, and more.

Bernier made 45 saves against the Islanders, including a staggering 21 in the third period when the Wings appeared to be stuck in their zone the entire 20 minutes.

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