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Andrei Vasilevskiy | Goalie | #88

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 207
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (19) / TB

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Even though the Lightning have a schedule with few back-to-back games for the first two months, look for Andrei Vasilevskiy to get about a start a week at a minimum.
Tampa coach Jon Cooper wants to give his young goalie a good dose of action this season in preparation for a possible starting job in 2017-18. He also wants to cut down Ben Bishop's workload as the veteran has started at least 61 games in each of the last three seasons. Barring injuries, look for Bishop to start in about 52 games and Vasilevskiy to start in 30. Oct 16 - 11:47 AM

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Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up two goals early in the first period and then rebounded to score a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Saturday night.

The Devils came out shooting and Vasilevskiy had to face 13 of a total 34 shots in the first period. He turned aside nine in the second and 12 in the third for a combined save percentage of .941, which compares favorably to the .918 mark from 2014-15 and.910 with the Lightning in 2015-16.
Oct 16 - 9:48 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will face the Devils on Saturday night.

Vasilevskiy sport a career .913 save percentage and 2.60 GAA in 40 games over the last two seasons. He's never faced the Devils before, but has fared significantly better against eastern foes. Vasilevskiy is 11-11-0 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA in 24 games.
Oct 15 - 2:33 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will start in at least one of Tampa Bay's first four games.

Vasilevskiy didn't play on Thursday and the Lightning's remaining contests in this season-opening homestand are on Saturday versus New Jersey, Tuesday against Florida, and Oct. 20 against Colorado. Lightning coach Jon Cooper also suggested that Vasilevskiy might end up getting a second start in Tampa Bay's initial four contests depending on how things go.
Oct 14 - 1:55 PM

Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy shared the net for the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night in their 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators.

Notably, both goalies had an identical save percentage of .875. Vasilevskiy is trying to take some of the ice time from Bishop and he was solid in one period of play. He gave up only one goal, but that save percentage will not turn many heads.
Oct 8 - 10:01 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes against Carolina Friday night.

Vasilevskiy was part of Team Russia's roster for the World Cup, but he didn't end up playing for them at all. He'll enter this season as Ben Bishop's backup, but he's promising enough to potentially challenge Bishop for playing time.
Sep 30 - 12:29 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be scratched for Saturday's semi-final match against Canada.

Vasilevskiy has yet to suit up for Russia in the World Cup, which isn't terribly surprising given he has Sergei Bobrovkski and Semyon Varlamov ahead of him. Fantasy owners still should eye the young netminder as a solid back-up option, especially in deeper leagues.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Sep 24 - 6:54 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5M.

The move could clear the way for Ben Bishop to be dealt as the Lightning think that Vasilevskiy is their goaltender of the future. He was terrific in the playoffs against the Penguins taking the eventual champs to seven games in a tough Eastern Conference final. Look for Vasilevskiy to split the net with Bishop if both are with TBay next season and to play 60 games if Bishop is traded. Draft him fairly high and higher if it's a keeper league.
Jul 1 - 2:50 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will force the Lightning to make changes to their crease eventually, but for now the team is satisfied to have him play with Ben Bishop.

"Is (Vasilevskiy) going to be a No. 1 starting goaltender in this league? I don't have a doubt in my mind," coach Jon Cooper said. "The ceiling is limitless." The Lightning could decide to trade Bishop with a potential expansion draft next year, but GM Steve Yzerman doesn't have a problem starting the season with Vasilevskiy and Bishop.
May 28 - 1:53 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy did all he could for Tampa Bay on Thursday night in stopping 37 shots, but it wasn't enough for the Bolts who fell 2-1 to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Vasilevskiy played extremely well coming in for starter Ben Bishop, who went down in Game 1 of the series. At just 21 years of age, he played with poise, ferocity and gave his team a chance against one of the league's premier offences. Bishop has garnered two Vezina Trophy nominations in the past three years and is currently an NHL All Star, but Vasilevskiy makes Bishop expendable.
May 26 - 11:24 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will remain in goal for the Lightning in Game 7 on Thursday night.

Vasilevskiy isn't your average backup, owning a 2.87 GAA and .921 save percentage in seven playoff games this year.
May 26 - 7:57 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy was the first goalie to leave the ice following Thursday's morning skate.

That suggests Vasilevskiy will start, though that was to be expected with Ben Bishop (lower body) sidelined. Vasilevskiy has a 2.87 GAA and .921 save percentage in seven playoff games this year.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Bolts appeared to open the scoring in the first period, but after review, the officials decided that Jonathan Drouin was offside. The Penguins followed that up by scoring the first three goals of the game. The Bolts will now have to travel back to Pittsburgh for Game 7 of the series. Tampa's number one goalie Ben Bishop (lower body) has been making progress, but all signs point to Vasilevskiy getting the start in goal for the Bolts. Game 7 will take place on Thursday night.
May 24 - 11:25 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will play between the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Ben Bishop is making progress, but he's not healthy enough to play yet, so the Lightning will stick with Vasilevskiy. That's worked out fine for the Lightning so far as Vasilevskiy has a 2.65 GAA and .928 save percentage in six playoff games.
May 24 - 3:54 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over the Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Lightning got off to a rocky start after the Pens jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period. The Bolts managed to tie the game at two, but the Pens jumped back in front when Chris Kunitz scored the go-ahead goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second. With time running out in regulation, Nikita Kucherov tied the game to force overtime. Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal just 53 seconds into the extra period. Vasilevskiy now has a 3-2 record with a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this postseason.
May 22 - 11:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Matt Taormina
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy