TAMPA, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy took the skate of shame Monday night, forced to exit his crease back to the team bench.
After giving up three goals in the opening 13 minutes in a game the Lightning had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, head coach Jon Cooper wanted to get the team’s attention and put in veteran Peter Budaj.
But it was Cooper’s next move that caught everybody’s attention.
As the Lightning exited the locker room and made their way down the tunnel toward the ice, it was Vasilevskiy – not Budaj – who emerged first and led the team back out before the start of the second pe...
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