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Swayman reacts emotionally to Bruins fans chanting at the end of Game 6

Swayman reacts emotionally to Bruins fans’ chant at end of Game 6 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

BOSTON – Bruins fans showed their appreciation for Jeremy Swayman after the team’s playoff run ended with a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6 on Friday night.

The TD Garden crowd sang “Swayman, Swayman, Swayman” before heading for the exit, and the 25-year-old netminder was moved by the gesture.

“Tears. Tears. I couldn’t be more grateful to have a city and a home base that is as supportive as Boston,” Swayman said after the game when asked about the chant.

“They mean so much more than just fans to me. It really is a home to me now, and to hear that was above and beyond. I am so grateful for all the love and support. Without them we wouldn’t be here. So that was an incredible moment to be a part of.”

Swayman exits the playoffs with a league-leading .933 save percentage (among all goaltenders with four or more games played). He also ranked No. 1 with 11.29 goals saved above expectations, according to Natural Stat Trick.

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Simply put, Swayman played fantastic in virtually all 12 of his starts and consistently gave the Bruins a chance to win, especially when they struggled to score goals, which was virtually the entire second round. He allowed two goals or fewer in nine of his twelve games played.

“Jeremy Swayman was great. Night in and night out he gave us a chance to win by making sensational saves,” Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery said. “His competitiveness was something that our players and our bench fed off of.”

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