Vasilevskiy allows five-hole goal for 1st time

It took 18 games in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs for Andrei Vasilevskiy to facilitate a five-hole goal. wait what

Game 1 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals began Wednesday between Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche. Hockey fans have a lot to look forward to in this series with all the star power, and so far Game 1 hasn’t disappointed.

With the first half only half over, the Avalanche took a 2-0 lead over back-to-back Stanley Cup winners. A terrible turnover in the defensive zone for the Lightning turned into a golden opportunity for Valeri Nichushkin, who was all alone up front when he swiped the puck past Vasilevskiy and sent the home Avalanche fans into a frenzy.

Vasilevskiy definitely wants that soft goal back, especially given the caliber of goalkeeping we know he can be. The wildest thing, however, is that the goal was the first goal of this playoff to catch Vasilevskiy between the legs.

Yes, really!

This is incredible stuff. We know Vasilevskiy is a sensational goalkeeper himself, but not allowing a five-hole goal Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals is something else. Of course, he has to be better for the Lightning as the team is hoping for three-peat.

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