Here’s more praise for Jonathan Bernier, from assistant captain Michael Cammalleri. Cammalleri was asked about Bernier’s performance and how he could relate it to his own first NHL game.
“I think we’re all really excited about the way he played. As a team, to get goaltending like that… Just with talking with a couple of the guys after the game, you kind of recap the game and you discuss what went well, and Armstrong says to me, `How about the goalie?’ That’s the difference. He made saves that could have easily gone in the net. So, a good game by him.
“As far as when you come in, in your first year… I was 20. He’s 19. It was surreal for me. I barely remember those first few games. It was so exciting. It’s a dream come true and I’m sure he’s going through a little bit of the same. After the game, I went over to congratulate him on playing so well and he kind of looked at me like he didn’t know where he was, but he looked pretty comfortable when the game was on, that’s for sure.”