Swayman furnishes 48-save shutout for career-high 18th win
Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman was already one of college hockey’s top goalies, but over the last three weeks he has played like the No. 1 guy.
The University of Maine netminder has posted three shutouts in his last five starts, including a 48-save gem to blank Providence 3-0 in the regular-season finale in Hockey East.
Swayman turned aside 18 shots in the first period, nine in the second period and 21 in the third period.
This performance against Providence had to feel good for Swayman, who gave up seven goals to the Friars in the season opener. He made a career-high 52 saves in that game.
This shutout continued a terrific trend for Swayman, who has furnished a 0.78 goals-against average since Feb. 15.
He also had shutouts against Connecticut and Vermont during that stretch.
In 34 starts this season, he has recorded an 18-11-4 record. He has set career highs in wins, shutouts (3), GAA (2.07) and save percentage (.939).
Swayman ranks No. 1 in the NCAA in saves (1,099), No. 2 in save percentage, No. 5 in minutes, No. 12 in wins and No. 14 in GAA.