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Jeremy Swayman Reveals Why He Became so Emotional After Record-Breaking Win 63


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Aaron Itovitch
April 10, 2023  (10:24)
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Emotional Victory for Swayman

Despite the Bruins' historic win in Philadelphia, goaltender Jeremy Swayman fought back tears postgame as he dedicated the victory to someone very special, who he had lost not long ago.

Playing With a Heavy Heart

Swayman stopped 34 of the 37 shots he faced, helping Boston secure a 5-3 win over the Flyers on Sunday. This victory also set a new single-season win record with 63 on the season.

A Tribute to a Mentor

As the final horn at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia rang, Swayman could be seen pointing up to the sky. His teammates quickly surrounded the young goaltender in a heartfelt group hug. In a postgame interview with Jackie Redmond of The NHL Network, the 24-year-old became emotional as he explained the reason for his gesture.
"Tonight was a really special one. Two years ago today, my all-time mentor, Red Gendron, passed away. I was actually in Philly when it happened. I think it was pretty scripted today how it worked out. It was pretty special for that."

Remembering Red Gendron

A Boston native, Red Gendron coached at the University of Maine while Swayman was the team's starting goaltender from 2017 to 2020. Gendron also held positions with the New Jersey Devils, Albany River Rats (AHL), University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, and Yale University. Sadly, he passed away unexpectedly on April 9th, 2021, at the age of 63.

Swayman's Impressive Stats

With Sunday's win, Swayman matched his career-high of 23 victories, improving his stat line to a 2.22 GAA (Goals Against Average) and a .921 SV% (Save Percentage).
To watch his full interview with Jackie Redmond, click the link below:
As Read on Bruins Insider - Swayman Emotional While Dedicating Historic Win to Special Friend
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