Vasilevskiy raises the deflector shields to tie the franchise record winning streak for a goaltender.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 31 shots for the win. Stopped multiple breakaways. The guy single-handedly took a game that should’ve been a high scoring knife fight and turned it into a laugher in favor of Tampa Bay.
6:21 TB Point (12), (Killorn, Stamkos)
1:53 TB Cirelli (9), (Sergachev, Hedman)
14:15 TB Gourde (10), (Coleman, Hedman)
18:21 TB Stamkos (15), (Killorn, Hedman)(PP)
4:50 CHI DeBrincat (16), (Kubalik, Kurashev)
Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman, and Yanni Gourde were the game’s three stars.
Chicago felt the steely cold reality of Espo’s Rule after failing to score on a 5-on-3 in a Second Period they absolutely dominated. In a blink, they found themselves down 4-0 by the end of the frame and that was all she wrote. It remains one of those (almost) inviolable rules of hockey: if you get a 5-on-3 with any kind of time you better score on it because it (nearly) always costs you the game if you don’t.
Cal Foote was -1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 14:17.
Ross Colton was -1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 12:06. He was also 50% on 8 draws.