The Daily Faceoff Show: Can Jacob Markstrom set the shutout record in one season?

Another day, another shutout for Jacob Markstrom.

Markstrom thrives in Darryl Sutter’s tight defensive system, having five shutouts this season in just 13 games played.

On Friday’s edition of The Daily Faceoff Show, Frank Seravalli and Steve Greeley discussed the possibility that Markstrom could break Tony Espositio’s expansion-era record of 15 shutouts in a single season …

Seravalli: “Jacob Markstrom got his fifth shutout in 13 games. Should the Esposito family be on the alert? The NHL single-season record of 15 in the Age of Expansion was set in 1969-70. Will Markstrom get there? Will he get closer?

Greley: “I would say the Esposito family have to take that into account. The reason is that we know that the score decreases in the middle of the year, these matches are more and more controlled. I expect Calgary to continue to play very well defensively and Markstrom to keep the pucks out of the net.

Why am I voting for him to do it? Because I want to root broken records. Let’s do it. I think Vancouver fans won’t be thrilled, but it will be a good movie to watch.

Seravalli: “What I love about the Markstrom race, and I think she should be on high alert because Darryl Sutter’s game has found a way to really suppress that is going to give them the opportunity to come close a lot of nights. But what’s fascinating about five shutouts in 13 nights for Markstrom is the time he’s spent in his career without one.

The first 128 games played for him in the NHL went without a single shutout. Now it’s five in 13 games. He has been one of the best goalies in the league over the past few years. But, again, a few mind-numbing numbers from Markstrom to begin with.

You can watch the full episode here…

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