Monday, May 21, 2018

Goalie Announcements (May 21)

Andrei Vasilevskiy versus Braden Holtby
We've had one 8-ball game go the way of the boot this weekend, can the Tampa Bay Lightning make it two tonight?

That will be the task for Andrei Vasilevskiy, as he has been very good in these playoffs, going 11-4 so far.  His numbers haven't been overly stellar, but the biggest difference between Vasilevskiy and some of the goalies that have already been eliminated is that he has been able to make some of the key saves at key times.  This is what has propelled him and his team to where they are right now.

On the other side, Braden Holtby got a late start to these playoffs, up until Game 3, which started a 3-game losing streak and now his team is on the verge of dropping a series, after being up 2-0 early on.  Holtby has been shelled for 10 goals in the last three games and he really needs to step up and stand on his head tonight or else it's curtains for him and the Caps. 

The Lightning were the favourites in the Eastern Conference this year and so far, they have been worthy of the title.  A finish to the series tonight would ensure a good break to heal up those battle wounds from the first three series, but you know, a Game 7 would keep everyone sharp too.

It's a 6pm MT start tonight, should be a gooder!

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