Vasilevskiy backstops the Lightning to a Game Four win; Point, Killorn, Backstrom and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.
Andrei Vasilevskiy – Tampa Bay’s goaltender stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 4-2 Game Four win at Washington, evening the series at two games apiece. After struggling in the first two games against Washington, Vasilevskiy has stopped 36 of 38 shots in back-to-back starts.
Brayden Point – The Lightning centre contributed a goal and an assist in Game Four at Washington; it was the third straight game in which Point recorded a goal and an assist, and he has 16 points (7 G, 9 A) in 14 playoff games.
John Carlson – Washington’s blueliner had a tough game (10 for, 13 against, 43.5 CF%, 3-7 scoring chances) and was on the ice for three goals against in a 4-2 Game Four loss to Tampa Bay.
Lars Eller – The Capitals centre took two more penalties, making it five in the past two games, and Tampa Bay’s winning goal was scored six seconds after Eller’s third-period penalty expired.
Anton Stralman – The Tampa Bay defenceman was on the wrong side of the puck (11 for, 19 against, 36.7 CF%, 5-11 scoring chances) and was on the ice for both goals against in a 4-2 Game Four win at Washington.
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Alex Killorn – No Lightning forward played less at even strength (9:43) than Killorn, the veteran winger who scored the game-winning goal in Game Four at Washington. He had just one assist in his previous 10 games.
Nicklas Backstrom – After missing the previous four games with a hand injury, the Capitals centre returned to the lineup and played nearly 19 minutes in the Game Four loss to Tampa Bay.
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