Detroit Red Wings‘ 5th round pick in the 2010 draft (#141 overall) rookie Czech net minder Petr Mzarek(34) got the nod for his 1st NHL start and absolutely commanded a 5-1 win over Division rivals St. Louis Blues.
His 16-7 in 25 games with a 2.26 GAA and .916 SV for the division leading squad is pretty dazzling.
It would almost be no surprise to see the 6’1″ 187 lbs. goaltender work his way into the mix of starters for the Wings going forward. He’s signed through 2015 on a three-year entry level contract.
The win was a nice early birthday present for the soon-to-be 21-year old Valentine’s Day baby backstop.