As the Tampa Bay Lightning battle the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final spot in the NHL Eastern Conference Playoffs, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy did all he could to help their cause in the standings against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Tampa dealt their former No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings at the trade deadline and gave a vote of confidence to the youngster that was clearly deserved.
Off balance and on the complete opposite post, how Vasilevskiy has the strength and presence of mind to leap across the yawning net and use his blocker to prevent a goal is mind-boggling.
This is the type of hot goaltending that any NHL team could ride to a Stanley Cup over the next couple of months.