Laurent Brossoit hits back at Jets fans

The former Jets goaltender is facing his old teammates and fans.



He may have played in 54 games for the Winnipeg Jets, but that era in his career is over. Now, goaltender Laurent Brossoit is suiting up for the Vegas Golden Knights and facing his former Jets teammates and fans in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. And following a stunning Game 1 loss at The Fortress in Sin City, Brossoit has helped the Golden Knights rattle off three straight victories to take a 3-1 series stranglehold. 

And the fans who used to cheer him at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg gave him a less than friendly welcome back, deriding Brossoit with chants of "You're a Backup" that were clearly caught on the television broadcasts and from more than a few homemade fan videos. 

Unfortunately for the Jets fans, it didn't seem to phase Brossoit one bit, as he made 24 saves in his team's 4-2 victory to put them within reach of advancing to the second round of the postseason for the first time since 2021. 

And for Brossoit, he welcomed the jeers from the White Out crowd. In fact, he said that it fueled him.

"Oh yeah, I could hear them," Broissoit explained in his postgame media session. "Honestly, it's just fuel. When you have that many people chanting your name, whether it's positive or negative, it's fuel."

"(It) didn't really seem like much fazed him," Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore explained of the chants. "I know the crowd was kind of getting on him there, but he's a fantastic goalie, and he's on his game right now."

Brossoit and the Golden Knights can eliminate the Jets from the postseason on Thursday night when the series returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Game 5. 

Source: The Score