Lightning goaltender and fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy will be wearing a piece of engineering brilliance this season. Vasilevskiy’s mask will change its colors and design based on the temperature and its exposure to water.
On Friday, the NHL posted video of a water test on the mask’s back plate.
How "cool" is that? Andrei Vasilevskiy's mask will change design based on temperature.
Video via @sylabrush pic.twitter.com/AOVUPlrRIP
— NHL (@NHL) October 7, 2016
The mask was painted and designed by the talented Sylvie Marsolais and Alexandre Mathys of Sylabrush.
Teaser of Andrei Vasilevskiy new paint job #TampaBayLightning #Sylabrush #TeamRussia 🇷🇺 #ccm
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The full design looks like this.
Anton Khudobin’s new mask will also have the same effect just the color change will be much more subtle.
And not to be outdone, so will @anton_khudobin31official's mask. 🎥: @sylabrush
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The Sylabrush team has been behind some of the most creative helmets over the last year or two, including Tuukka Rasks’s Patriots-inspired Winter Classic mask.
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