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Vegas goalie takes a shot at fans who have been critical of him

Published March 18, 2022 at 5:07 PM

With the disputed injury claim of Robin Lehner missing significant time with injury, and a struggling backup in Laurent Brossoit, Vegas is currently desperate for good goaltending. Last night against a top league team in Florida, the Golden Knights got their goaltending from rookie Logan Thompson.

Prior to last night, both Brossoit and Thompson had struggled, but with Brossoit posting a sub .900 save percentage over 24 games, Vegas decided to trust Thompson against Florida despite having only 5 prior career games played.

Thompson was able to post 33 saves over 36 shots, good enough to secure the win with a .916 save percentage, and end Vegas' losing streak. Speaking to Hesse Granger of the Athletic after his win, Thompson recognized his personal struggles and the team's as well.

«This is a big win for the goalie department. I know I haven't been great, and every goalie coach in their mom's basement has let me know that. I hold myself accountable, and I owed it to the team to come out and give us a chance to win.»

Vegas remains active ahead of the trade deadline, and while this performance is positive in the short term, the team will likely explore options to acquire a goalie if Lehner is missing significant time. Current options include Semyon Varlamov, Anton Forsberg, and Joonas Korpisalo.
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Vegas goalie takes a shot at fans who have been critical of him

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