Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has caught to a inflexible routine as he self-isolates along with his spouse.
“Wake up and have breakfast. Work out and have lunch and then begin another workout. Then, watch a movie or something like that, just free time again.”
The first-year Panthers goalie does not have the luxurious of receiving pictures from skaters in the course of the self-isolation interval. As a end result, he is targeted on constructing energy, cardio and stretching.
“I would say I have a good gym. I have bikes and all the equipment needed to be in shape,” Bobrovsky stated. “It’s not an easy time, because we don’t know when we’re going to play and stuff like that.”
Bobrovsky has additionally been serving to the South Florida group in the course of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On March 13, someday after the season was paused, he donated $100,000 to assist BB&T Center part-time staff.
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His subsequent mission helps South Florida well being staff get the required tools, corresponding to N95 masks, to combat the coronavirus. He’s working with the Florida Panthers Foundation as fellow Russians, Rangers ahead Artemi Panarin and Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov, are serving to the efforts in New York.
“I want to make sure the first responders have the right masks,” he stated. “It’s good to support those people with high quality wants.”
Physically, Bobrovsky stated he is feeling good. The Florida goaltender missed the ultimate 4 video games earlier than the pause due to a lower-body damage.
“I was close to coming back,” he stated. “Now, it’s time to make sure that my body’s ready to go and build up from that.”
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It has not been a easy first season in Florida for Bobrovsky. After signing a seven-year deal final summer time with the Panthers, he has a report of 23-19-6 report, a 3.23 goals-against common and a .900 save proportion. His GAA this season is on tempo to be a career-worst and his career-low in save proportion is .899.
Bobrovsky understands this has not been the private season he envisioned, however he hopes the staff’s objectives can nonetheless be achieved.
“The numbers are not there and it wasn’t an easy season for me. It was a new team, new coach, new surroundings,” he stated. “Everything was new. From a staff standpoint, we’re planning for the playoff and we’re solely three factors behind [in the division] so we’re right within the combine and it is all in our palms.
“The most important thing is team success and we have the possibility to get into the playoffs and that’s really important for me as well.”
Bobrovsky added that it will be unfair for the league to instantly begin the Stanley Cup playoffs contemplating there are nonetheless 13 video games remaining within the common season. The Panthers are presently two factors again of the Islanders for the second Eastern Conference Wild Card spot and three factors again of the Toronto Maple Leafs for third place within the Atlantic Division.
“I think it’s not really fair because we were right in the mix. We had the opportunity to beat them,” Bobrovsky stated. “The season is 82 games and then you start the playoffs. You just kind of know where we were and to just grow right into the playoffs.”