Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy makes save of year candidate in return from 14-game absence

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't need long to get back in the groove in his comeback from an injury.

Returning from a 14-game absence, he pulled off a save of the year candidate in Thursday night's 4-1 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau was the victim of his third-period thievery. First, Vasilevskiy stretched to get his arm on Marleau's backhander. When the puck popped up, landed and started rolling through the crease, he tried to sweep it out of harm's way with his left leg, but the post blocked that effort.

Vasilevskiy then changed gears, reached back with his right leg and somehow pulled the puck back with his skate before it crossed the goal line.

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