Lightning’s Vasilevskiy stretches for amazing save vs. Stars in Game 4

Game 4 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final hasn’t been very kind to Andrei Vasilevskiy, or at least his personal stats, so far. At one point, Vasilevskiy was basically battling .500 against the Stars. But if hearing that the Stars mainly beat Vasilevskiy in ways that were understandable, maybe an amazing save would do the trick?

Little-known Stars forward Nicholas Caamano looked likely to score a big goal. Caamano went backhand on a rebound, and it’s still surprising that Vasilevskiy denied him.

Vasilevskiy showed incredible reflexes against Caamano. And his elastic flexibility? It almost hurts to watch.

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At that point, the Stars were up 3-2, so Vasilevskiy kept it from being 4-2.

We may look back at this Vasilevskiy save as something akin to Braden Holtby‘s stop against the Golden Knights during the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. Either way, it was impressive, and pivotal in the Lightning eventually beating the Stars 5-4 in overtime in Game 4.

For other key moments and takeaways, check out this post. Also, read up on Kevin Shattenkirk‘s up-and-down Game 4 here.

The Lightning and Stars turn around for Game 5 on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC (livestream).

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars (TB leads 2-1)

Stars 4, Lightning 1. (recap)
Lightning 3, Stars 2. (recap)
Lightning 5, Stars 2. (recap)
Lightning 5, Stars 4 [OT]. (recap)
Game 5: Saturday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m. ET – NBC (livestream)
*Game 6: Monday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. ET – NBC
*Game 7: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. ET – NBC

*if necessary

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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