Become the seventh goalie in NHL history to win your first three postseason games? Check.
Bounce back from allowing four goals in Game 2’s loss to Montreal? Check.
Hart stopped 29 shots Tuesday, with seven of them coming in the first period, 10 in the second, and 12 in the third.
“Hartsy’s been an absolute wall for us back there,” defenseman Phil Myers said. “He’s so calm. The way he’s playing right now, he’s the best in the league.”
Hart’s demeanor makes him seem a lot older and much more experienced than someone who turned 22 last week. While he’s been essential in this series, the young goalie recognizes his teammates in front of him are playing big roles: blocking shots on defense.
“Especially that one with (defenseman Robert Hagg), they’re really committing there, scary moment, but glad he’s OK, and everybody is just committed to winning right now and battling hard,” he said.
Wednesday night, they have a chance to advance to the second round for the first time since 2012. Flyers fans are very hungry to see that happen.