Russian Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky extended the series without a loss in regular time to 21 matches in the National Hockey League (NHL) and entered the history of the tournament. This is reported in TwitterNHL PR account.
Tampa won the regular season match against the Philadelphia Flyers with a score of 5: 3, Vasilevsky repelled 30 shots out of 33. For him, this victory was the 21st in a row – before that, only five goalkeepers had succeeded in this over the entire existence of the NHL. In addition, the Russian updated his club record.
Vasilevsky is considered one of the strongest goalkeepers of the league. This season, he made a number of striking saves: for example, on February 7, he repelled the puck, sitting on the twine, and in early January he made a “scorpion save”.
The 25-year-old athlete has been playing for Tampa since 2014. In the Russian national team, the goalkeeper became the world champion.