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In the NHL, three Russians became the goaltenders of the week

In the NHL, three Russians became the goaltenders of the week

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Russian goaltenders Ilya Samsonov of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ilya Sorokin of the New York Islanders and Andrey Vasilevsky of the Tampa Bay Lightning are among the top four goaltenders of the week in the National Hockey League. It is reported by RBC with reference to a message in the league’s social networks.

In addition to them, the goaltender of the Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Copley, was also recognized as the best.

Samsonov in a match against the Columbus Blue Jackets (3:0) repelled all 30 shots and was recognized as the second star of the meeting. The goalkeeper made the third shut-out and won the 18th victory in the current NHL championship.

Islanders goaltender Sorokin has saved 32 out of 34 shots against the Ottawa Senators (3-2). This season, he has five clean sheets and 17 wins in 41 games. He has saved 92.3% of shots this season.

Vasilevsky made 43 saves out of 46 shots for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-3 shootout game against the Colorado Avalanche. In 40 matches of the current season, the Russian goalkeeper saves 92.0% of shots with a reliability coefficient of 2.53.

Source: Rosbalt

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