Andre Vasilevsky rejected 42 shots on Wednesday, and the Tampa Bay Chargers defeated the rejuvenated Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in the second exciting game of the Stanley Cup final. team.
The Bolt team shot only 23 times against Montreal netizen Kyrie Price, while the Habs team shot 43 times.
But this is not enough to solve Vasilevskiy, his team now enters the third game in Montreal on Friday with a 2-0 series lead.
“It’s no secret, he is the reason we are still in this game,” Coleman said of Vasilevsky. “[Then] We made big plays when it was important. “
Blake Coleman and Ondrej Palat also scored for Bolts, while Nick Suzuki scored Montreal’s only goal.
The Canadians led 1 to 3 in a strong game, and the Chargers were eliminated in three opportunities by virtue of their manpower advantage.
Watch | Lightning regained the lead with Coleman’s final goal:
Montreal’s Suzuki levelled things midway through the second quarter, and Vasilevsky failed to see a gorgeous backhand from behind the ever-present Corey Perry.
When Coleman’s desperate sprint slid Barclay Goodrow’s leading pass from Price across the crease, the Bolts regained the lead with only 0.3 seconds left in midfield.
But the ugliest goal of the night came late in the third quarter, when Joel Edmundson’s random backhand pass behind Price bounced directly to Palat, who opened from a bad angle. Fire and remove the ball from the goalkeeper.
Although the shot went wide, the free throw time in the first quarter was more than the score: Montreal had 13 points and Bolt had 6 points.
Although Habers managed to avoid the number of turnovers they gave up in the first game, the most important thing is that the turnovers in the neutral zone are what all Bolt teams need.
The team also announced on Wednesday that the Quebec government refused to approve a request to allow 10,500 physical distance fans to participate in the third game at the Bell Center in Montreal on Friday.
On the contrary, ongoing COVID-19 restrictions will continue to limit the capacity for Game 3 to only 3,500 fans.
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