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For a long time, the book on Barys Astana has been: “great at scoring goals, not so good at preventing them.”  Well, Jan Laco (here stopping Denis Parshin while Oskars Bārtulis helps out) just earned his second straight postseason shutout on Tuesday to give the Kazakh team a 2-1 series lead over Avangard.  They haven’t been cheap shutouts either – 37 saves in Game 2, and 41 in Game 3!

Barys Astana could go places, if Laco can keep that up… (Image Source)