It's every goaltender's job to avoid goals.
Maybe that's why Niklas Svedberg only has one: "You play hockey because you want to win hockey games."
And win he has. The Providence Bruins rookie has amassed a 32-8-2 record in his first season in the American Hockey League, with no signs of slowing down.
"There's no reason to have any other goal than winning," he said. "That's the mindset to have."
Signed by the Boston Bruins last May, the 23-year-old Swedish netminder has been winning in Providence ever since. Now almost a year later, the P-Bruins are comfortably at the top of the Atlantic Division and on the brink of their first trip to the AHL postseason since 2009.