Andrei Vasilevskiy admits he’s out of solutions to stop the Maple Leafs

Not sure the Lightning will appreciate his comments ahead of do or die Game 5 in Toronto…

Published 11 months ago
Andrei Vasilevskiy admits he’s out of solutions to stop the Maple Leafs

On Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied for a 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of their first-round series. This means that on Thursday for Game 5, Toronto could move up and access Round 2 for the first time since 2004.

However, fans have learned from past mistakes and know all too well how the Maple Leafs lost more than once the first round despite leafing the series 3-1. And so, they are being careful. But Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy’s comments on Wednesday might sound like the last nail in the coffin for the Bolts.

After practice on Wednesday, Vasilevskiy admitted that the Maple Leafs aren’t the same teams as past seasons and how he struggled to stop them, per Eduardo A. Encina.

“Last year they they were trying to play more of a skill game. I’m not sure done something different or we just aren’t doing as good job as last year as a team in front, but I think last year they played more skill hockey.”

Vasilevskiy even mentioned how he’s running out of options to fight through the Maple Leafs’ screens:

“Buy myself like (expletive) x-ray glasses.”

While Game 5 isn’t in the bag for the Maple Leafs, it sure sounds like Vasilevskiy isn’t confident he can get another win to bring the series back to Tampa.

Let’s see if the curse is out of Toronto and the Maple Leafs will be Vasilevskiy or if the goalie will have indeed found some magic to stop Toronto’s offense to extend the series.

Recommended articles: