Prospects in the net are promising
The Canes carried two goalies for the Southeast Rookie Showcase, and both performed well. Yaniv Perets and Jakub Vondras each played a full game and half of another. I was especially excited to see Perets play after a phenomenal career at Quinnipiac. After a perfect 30+ minutes on Thursday, Perets played the entire game on Saturday. While it didn’t all come easy, Perets made some vital stops, keeping the Canes in the game while down 2-0 and allowing them to come back and take the lead. He also stopped four of the seven shots he faced in the shootout to earn the win. Vondras surprised me quite a bit. I’d never seen him play before this showcase, but I was impressed. He faced a barrage of shots during his start on Monday against Nashville and was up to the challenge. Vondras was also perfect in the shootout, stopping all ten shots he faced against Florida and Nashville. Added to a group including Pyotr Kochetkov, the goalie room for the Canes is looking solid.