Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage turned in a sparkling NHL playoff debut, earning him Alaska Athlete of the Week honors.

The Boston Bruins’ 23-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 24 shots Sunday afternoon to support a 5-2 Mother’s Day matinee win over the Carolina Hurricanes to level the first-round series 2-2 heading into Game 5 Tuesday in Raleigh.

Sunday’s victory came on the heels of Swayman’s 25 saves in Friday’s 4-2 win in Boston, which marked Swayman’s debut start in the world’s best league.

In two postseason games the goalie with a map of Alaska on the back of his helmet is 2-0-0 with 2.00 goals-against average, and .925 save percentage.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination: info@alaskasportshall.org.

Also receiving votes: Olyvia Mamae, Obed Vargas, Aiden Westin

 

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