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Andrei Vasilevskiy | Goalie

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
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Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his first NHL shutout Tuesday as the Lightning blanked Buffalo by a score of 3-0.
The fact that his first clean sheet came against the anemic Sabres is tempered by the fact he had to turn away 28 shots to get it. Although he's clearly not the starter for the Bolts, could offer value in daily leagues where his 5-3-1 record, 2.21 GAA and .921 save percentage can be of use. Mar 3 - 10:49 PM

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Andrei Vasilevskiy was given the late start against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Ben Bishop was "dinged" during the morning practice, so Vasilevskiy gets the start. Through eight starts and 10 games this season, he's posted a 4-3-1 record with 22 goals against with four Quality Starts and just one Really Bad Start. Vasilevskiy played Buffalo on New Year's Eve in 2014 to the tune of a one-goal and 10-save victory.
Mar 3 - 7:06 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is back up with the Lightning after a temporary reassignment to Syracuse.

He started Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Rochester and stopped 30 shots in the contest.
Feb 26 - 11:50 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped just 13 of 18 shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.

The 20-year-old got off to a fast start is his first few starts but this is was clearly the low point of his season so far. Vasilevskiy has great upside but this is clearly Ben Bishop's team for now. Vasilevskiy's record falls to 4-3-1 with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 10:02 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start versus the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Ben Bishop got the start on Saturday night, so it's time for the backup to sit in the saddle. Through the first nine games and seven starts of Vasilevskiy's NHL career, he's 4-2-1 with 17 goals against on 233 shots.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 8:59 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles.

A slick wrister by Anze Kopitar and two roofers by Jordan Nolan and Jeff Carter conspired to topple Vasilevskiy and the Lightning, but the young Russian netminder played well otherwise. The loss sinks his record to 4-2-1 with 17 goals against over nine games this season.
Feb 17 - 3:59 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is slated to get the nod on Monday versus Los Angeles.

This hasn't been confirmed yet, but it's expected after Ben Bishop was in the crease for Sunday's 5-2 win against San Jose.
Feb 16 - 10:47 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 29 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Nashville Tuesday night.

In a matchup of the league's top two teams, the young Russian held his ground, but wasn't rewarded with a win. In limited action this season, he carries a 4-1-1 record, a 2.09 GAA and a .929 save percentage.
Feb 11 - 12:01 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

In three starts and six career games, Vasilevskiy is 4-1-0 with 11 goals against on 167 total shots. While Tampa Bay is second only to Nashville coming into tonight's game for most points in the NHL, that in itself may be a good enough reason to search for a more favorable matchup.
Feb 10 - 7:43 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a chance to come back in relief of Ben Bishop, but it wasn't enough as the Los Angeles Kings held on for a 4-2 win on Saturday.

Bishop will be charged with the loss, so Vasilevskiy has won three straight decisions. The Russian netminder stopped 19 out of 20 shots in two periods of work.
Feb 7 - 7:47 PM

Look for Andrei Vasilevsky to get the start Sunday against the Ducks.

Ben Bishop will get the call Saturday against the Kings and Tampa coach Jon Cooper likely won't start the veteran netminder in back-to-back west-coast games. Vasilevsky is coming off a nice 5-3, 33 stop win against Dallas on Thursday. He is a very mature 20-year-old netminder with upside.
Feb 7 - 11:42 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy once again showed why he is one of the best goaltending prospects in the league on Thursday night, stopping 33 shots in a 5-3 win over Dallas.

The 20-year-old Russian star is now 4-1 in his five starts this season with a .932 save percentage and 2.01 goals against average. He has given the Bolts a chance to win in each of his starts. The youngster looks to be a future fantasy star, but the Bolts are going to give him all the time he needs to develop with the fantastic Ben Bishop as their starter.
Feb 6 - 12:35 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be between the pipes for Tampa Bay on Thursday against Dallas.

"Bish has reeled off eight in a row. We have a few back-to-backs coming up this month, so he's going to play," coach Jon Cooper said of Vasilevskiy. "But he has proven to us up here that he can play in this league. And you look for a little bit of a slide after he was sent down (to Syracuse), but all he did was get better down there. So, it's his time." It will mark his fifth career NHL appearance and he's played in his previous outings, with a 3-1-0 record, a .937 save percentage and a 1.76 GAA.
Feb 5 - 4:49 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to see his fair share of starts while backing up Ben Bishop.

"We just made the decision that we want to play Andrei Vasilevskiy more games, bring him up and back up Bish," GM Steve Yzerman said. "We have a lot of games coming up basically now until the end of the season and we don't want Bish to play every game. And to date we feel that Andrei gives us the best opportunity to win those games and we want to get him more starts and continue to bring him along slowly." The Lightning placed veteran netminder Evgeni Nabokov on waivers to bring up their talented prospect goaltender. Vasilevskiy has a 3-1-0 record with a .937 save percentage and a 1.76 GAA in four appearances with Tampa Bay this season. He's worth adding if you are looking for a depth goalie or if you own Bishop and are seeking a handcuff.
Feb 2 - 11:26 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goalie prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy, and have placed Evgeni Nabokov on waivers.

Nabokov has struggled to backup starter Ben Bishop, collecting a 3-6-2 record with 29 goals against in just 11 games, and an atrocious .882 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has gone 14-5-5 with 56 goals against in 24 starts for AHL Syracuse this season.
Feb 1 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy