The Canucks starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom was deemed unfit to play for game five against the Knights. When you here that a team is going to start a 24 year old goalie for their first ever playoff game in a win or go home situation your heart rate quadruples. Mine for sure did, I bet the Canucks winning and under 5.5 goals. To say this Demko kid is my hero would be an understatement.
Ready for the moment. Thatcher Demko shines bright, making 4️⃣2️⃣ saves to extend the #Canucks stay in the bubble. pic.twitter.com/iON5dSXP2V — Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) September 2, 2020
Demko was completely bananas in game five. Fantastic rebound control, limited second shots, controlled the crease, he did everything a goalie is asked to do. He ended up with 42 saves on 43 shots for his first every playoff start. Knights put 43 shots on goal and can only score once, while the Canucks got two goals on seventeen shots on goal. Thatcher Demko absolutely balled out. Normally getting outshot almost 3-1 is a pretty bad recipe for success, apparently not with Demko in net.
Thatcher Demko was the number one ranked goalie in the 2014 entry draft where the Canucks selected him with the 36th selection. I had no idea the guy was this good, maybe a fluke game, but Demko was as clutch as he could possibly be in a win or go home game. Thatcher the Puck Snatcher is my first, second, and third star of the game. Without him I lose my bet and am super sad about it. Sure Elias Petterson was pretty clutch getting the game winning goal and Brock Boeser scoring like 20 seconds after the Knights opened up the scoring was also pretty clutch. When you stop 42 shots and the other goalie only stops 15 than you’re the best player on the ice that game. That was Demko and he’s an absolute beauty for helping me with my Canucks win and under 5.5 goals bet.