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Varlamov robs Stastny with eye-popping stick save

Islanders goalie made spectacular stop on Golden Knights forward during second period

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Varlamov's incredible diving stop

NYI@VGK: Varlamov reaches out to rob Stastny

Paul Stastny shovels a shot toward the net from the doorstep, but Semyon Varlamov reaches out to make a phenomenal stick save in the 2nd

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Semyon Varlamov was straight-up stealing goals Saturday.

The New York Islanders goalie robbed Paul Stastny with an eye-popping stick save during the second period of New York's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Varlamov first made a blocker save on Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault, then lunged to get his stick in the way, denying Stastny's attempt at an open net.

Stastny, like the Golden Knights official Twitter account, couldn't believe it didn't go in.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: anyone know how that wasn't a goal?????anyone?????

It was the best of Varlamov's 42 saves, 19 of which came in the second period, but it wasn't enough. Led by Reilly Smith's second-period goal, the Golden Knights took a 1-0 win.

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