In a thrilling display last night, Vancouver Island’s very own Adin Hill pulled off a remarkable save, defying all odds to maintain the 1-1 tie in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between his team, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Florida Panthers.
The save came just 50 seconds into the 2nd period.
In a stunning sequence, Florida’s formidable trio of Brandon Montour, Matthew Tkachuk, and Nick Cousins executed a flawless tic-tac-toe play, threading the puck across the goal crease. With a wide-open net beckoning, Cousins poised to shoot, but Hill’s incredible desperation move saw him swiftly extend his paddle, denying what seemed like an inevitable goal.
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With a fierce determination, Florida launched an aggressive assault to start the second period, clearly aiming to silence the raucous Vegas crowd. An early goal would have been their perfect weapon to deflate the energy at T-Mobile Arena, yet Hill had different plans in mind.
Vegas would go on to win 5-2 on the back of Hill’s 33 saves.
It brings his 2023 playoff record to a sparkling 8-3 record, and a playoff leading .938 save percentage. His Florida opponent, Sergei Bobrovsky is second with a .931 save percentage.
Game 2 is set for 5 p.m. Monday night in Las Vegas.