After a season start in the Farm League, Adam Werner has been given second goal guard for Pavel Francouz in two matches. This is after the regular first-team captain Philipp Grubauer was injured. And when Avalanche suffered another goal-keeper injury, the rookie Adam Werner became sharp.
"Of course it was nervous, I was just trying to have fun and play my game," the debutant tells nhl.com.
In Winnipeg there is Finnish star Patrik Laine, one of the NHL's most profiled goalkeepers, but neither he nor anyone else in the Jets could get holes in the former Färjestads goalkeeper who saved as many as 40 shots without dropping anything past him."It's an incredible achievement"
Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals for Colorado and earned praise on his Swedish teammate.
- I'm very happy for him. It's an incredible achievement. Comes in so comfortably and made some huge rescues. It wasn't an easy match for him, ”MacKinnon told nhl.com
Werner made many important saves and seemed pleased with his match after the final signal.
- You have to have big dreams and this was mine. I had a pretty good start and had to save a simple puck. The guys helped me so much so it was a nice match to play for me, Werner tells nhl.com.