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Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy played a big role in the Lightning being able to come back from a three-games-to-two deficit to beat the Maple Leafs in seven games.
After finding his postseason form against Toronto, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy faces another dangerous offensive foe in Florida.
He did not play most of the final two periods of Game 7 against Toronto after falling awkwardly into the boards.
The teams will meet in Tampa on Sunday afternoon.
The cross-state rivals will meet again in the postseason after a tight six-game series in the first round last year.

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  1. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy played a big role in the Lightning being able to come back from a three-games-to-two deficit to beat the Maple Leafs in seven games.
  2. Lightning forward Brayden Point (21) leaves the ice after being injured during the first period of Game 7 of the first-round series against the Maple Leafs Saturday in Toronto.
  3. Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) shoots the puck on Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight for a goal during the first period of Game 6 last May.
  4. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy works to get a stop against Panthers right wing Patric Hornqvist (70) and center Aleksander Barkov (16) during an October game in Tampa.
  5. Lightning left wing Alex Killorn celebrates his goal, beating Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to put Tampa Bay up 4-1 in Game 4 of last year's first-round playoff series.
  6. Lightning forward Nick Paul celebrates his second goal of the night against the Maple Leafs, during the second period of Game 7 in Toronto.
  7. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy celebrates after defeating the Maple Leafs in Game 7 of a first-round playoff series in Toronto on Saturday.
  8. Lightning center  Nick Paul is pushed into Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell by Colin Blackwell as Paul drives the net during the third period of Saturday's game in Toronto.
  9. Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night in Toronto.
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) tries to tip the puck past Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as Lightning forward Brayden Point (21) keeps close during the first period of Game 7 Saturday in Toronto.
  11. For the fans who couldn't be in Toronto for Game 7, they packed Armature Works for a Lightning watch party Saturday night.
  12. Lightning forward Brayden Point (21) lies injured while playing against the Maple Leafs during the first period of Game 7 on Saturday night.
  13. Thanks to his longevity in the league, Corey Perry has been in 10 Game 7s over the course of his 17 seasons.
  14. In case you were wondering, no, having won the past two Stanley Cups wouldn't take the sting out of a Lightning loss tonight in Game 7 for coach Jon Cooper.
  15. Perhaps the Lightning thought Nick Paul would just be a good get for this year's playoffs and weren't thinking much beyond the postseason. But he has made a case to remain part of the team.
  16. Carter Verhaeghe parades his joy in front of despairing Capitals fans after scoring in overtime to give the Panthers a 4-3 Game 6 win to clinch the first-round series Friday night in Washington.
  17. Lightning center Steven Stamkos, left, talks with coach Jon Cooper during the third period of Game 6 Thursday night against the Maple Leafs.
  18. Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat, right, is congratulated by teammate Steven Stamkos after Palat’s first-period goal against the Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Thursday night.
  19. Lightning center Brayden Point (21), center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime against the Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Thursday night in Tampa.
  20. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) beats Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) to score the winning goal in overtime of Game 6 Thursday at Amalie Arena.
  21. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli beats Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell during the second period of Game 6 on Thursday night in Tampa.
  22. Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is swarmed by his team mates while celebrating Point’s winning goal during the overtime period of Game 6 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
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