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Alex Nedeljkovic discusses getting pulled against the Bruins

Published April 15, 2024 at 12:28
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April 15, 2024  (12:28)
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In a tough defeat against the Boston Bruins, Mike Sullivan decided to pull Alex Nedeljkovic fearing fatigue becoming an issue for his netminder.

That was him main theme both the Penguins team failures and defending Alex Nedeljkovic fearing he has been overworking him.

The team lost because of a lot of the bad habits they displayed early on in the year. But they also showed their resiliency and ability to bounce back. The Penguins were down just by a goal after Drew O'Connor scored a shorthanded goal to get the game to within one at 4-3. But that was as close as they would get.

After the game, reporters asked Nedeljkovic if he was feeling fatigue.


«No, no, actually, I thought I felt fine today. Felt better than I did Thursday night.

Ned was not afraid to face the questions after his forgettable performance.

"We played pretty well. We didn't give them much. Yeah. I don't know, just. Yeah. I don't really know how to explain that one.»


Sullivan was not too pleased with the Pens defense, giving up 5 goals or more for two straight games. But he was pleased with his goaltender.

«We gave them some pretty high-quality looks, so it's not an easy game to assess goaltending when you give them the type of looks that we gave them,» said Sullivan. «Ned's given us some great hockey here. He's battling hard for us. The decision I made was based on just trying to change momentum for our group, to see if it could give us a jolt. It was more about that than anything.»


The Penguins look to remain in the playoff hunt as they take on the Nashville Predators in Pittsburgh tonight at 7pm.

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