Philipp Grubauer all already know. The weeks and months in the Tunnel. The weeks and months, in which there is almost nothing in his life except football. Plane, Hotel, Training, meeting, game all two, three days from the front. The Play-offs of the North American NHL can be brutal. Physically and especially mentally. Just for goalies like Grubauer. A whole game he can fish, make everything right, in spite of the Gewusels in his box in the view to hold free, up to 160 kilometres an hour fast Pucks out of the air. But he makes only one mistake, it can be over. With the best dreams of his team. Or, at least, for him and his role.
Grubauer has experienced this already. 2018 with the Washington Capitals. As the capital club continued to the beginning of the Play-offs as a surprise to the actual spare man from Rosenheim. But one and a half games and eight goals later, he was back outside. Tribe goalie Braden Holtby returned to the gate and led the Capitals to the championship. So Grubauer, who became the first German goalkeeper, whose Name has been immortalized on the Stanley Cup. A few weeks later, he brought the main trophy of the world hockey in his home country, where an extra stage has been set up. In Lederhosen, the German national goalkeeper presented to the Fans in Rosenheim the Cup.
Grubauers opportunities this year to be once again master, are not bad at all. While the German Superstar Leon Draisaitl – top scorer and a contender for individual prices – with the Edmonton Oilers was eliminated in the qualifications, Grubauer still in the middle of it. He and his Colorado Avalanche had the extra round needed. You only had to complete three placement games, because they qualified in the main round directly for the Play-offs. The start for the Team from Denver this Wednesday (23: 30 CEST) with the first game of the eighth finals against the Arizona Coyotes.
not traveling Around, how else is. Because of the pandemic, the NHL has transported all of the Teams in the two cities, where they are isolated from the Public play. Grubauers Avalanche play in Edmonton in Canada. And although the League starts, there are all sorts of leisure activities such as Bars, Restaurants, sports facilities or a cinema, it can quickly lead to a storage Koller. But that does not want to deal with Grubauer. "We are not there for the fun of it," said the 28-Year-old to the sports information service. He has only one goal: "We are hot on the Cup and want that thing."Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 11:19