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Kristers Gudlevskis | Goalie

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190

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Kristers Gudlevskis will once again backup Andrei Vasilevskiy if Ben Bishop is unable to play.
The Lighting hope that it doesn't come to Gudlevskis playing in a game. Although the 22-year-old netminder has talent and has played in big games in the International circuit, he hasn't played in an NHL game in over a season and has only three NHL games to his credit. Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals would probably not be the best time to ask him to take the cage. Jun 13 - 7:29 AM

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Kristers Gudlevskis has arrived on the same bus as the Tampa Bay Lightning before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He wasn't with the Black Aces, which suggests he could be in the lineup on Monday night. That would mean Ben Bishop isn't able to play and Andrei Vasilevskiy will start, but all of this is purely speculative at this time. We should know more based on what happens at the pregame warmup. Stay tuned.
Jun 8 - 6:55 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis could end up as trade bait now that the Lightning have signed Andrei Vasilevskiy to an entry-level deal.

Tampa Bay may retain Anders Lindback to back up Ben Bishop and have Vasilevskiy see the bulk of the action in the AHL with Syracuse. If the Bolts' NCAA prospect Adam Wilcox turns pro then it could increase the likelihood of Gudlevskis getting shipped out of the organization.
Mon, May 12, 2014 07:27:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis did all he could to save Tampa Bay's season, saving 16 of 17 in 34 minutes of action, but ultimately let through the game-winning goal that eliminated the Bolts from the post-season.

Another poor start from Anders Lindback made the Bolts turn to the 21 year old rookie midway through the second period, trailing 3-1. Gudlevskis answered the call, stopping the first 16 shots he faced as Tampa tied the game at three. A last minute power play for Montreal however turned out to be the difference, as Max Pacioretty shovelled the winning goal through the five-hole with 43 seconds remaining. The Habs swept the best of seven series four games to none.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis backstopped the Tampa Bay Lightning to a big win over Columbus in his first NHL start by a score of 3-2 on Friday night.

The 21 year old Latvian, who made headlines after leading Latvia to a near-upset over Steve Yzerman's Team Canada in the Olympic quarterfinals, allowed his GM to enjoy his heroics instead of envy them on Friday night. Gudlevskis made 36 saves on 38 shots, and considering the struggles of Anders Lindback, might have earned himself another start while Ben Bishop recovers from a shoulder injury. The Bolts moved one point ahead of Montreal with one game remaining in the battle for home-ice advantage.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been called up by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning needed another goaltender because Ben Bishop is sidelined with an arm/wrist injury. Gudlevskis excelled in the Olympics with Latvia, but he has an underwhelming 2.68 GAA and .901 save percentage in 34 AHL games in 2013-14.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been returned to the minors.

He didn't get any game action during his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Anders Lindback is able to serve as Ben Bishop's backup again after recovering from an ankle injury.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis may get an opportunity to start for the Lightning this weekend.

"Would it be kind of cool for him to have on his resume he played in the East Coast, the American league, Olympics and NHL in one season? Yes," coach Jon Cooper said. "But you don't play players because of that. They have to earn the right to get in there. In saying that, he's slowly earning his right to get in there. The fact he's here is telling you we'd have no problem putting him in net." Tampa Bay plays in Dallas on Saturday afternoon and at Colorado on Sunday night.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis is going to stick with the Lightning just in case Anders Lindback isn't ready to return from an ankle injury.

Gudlevskis is expected to return to the minors once Lindback is healthy and he'll probably be in the AHL next year as well. He created plenty of buzz for his all-world performance against Canada in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but he still needs time to develop.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis was sensational in Wednesday's quarterfinal loss to Canada.

He blocked 55 of 57 shots in a 2-1 defeat to the heavily favored Canadians Gudlevskis nearly stole the game for Latvia, but he couldn't hold off Canada's relentless attack all night. Edgars Masalskis was rested after he guided Latvia into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win against Switzerland on Tuesday and the move almost paid off.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis gave up all five goals on 30 shots as Latvia dropped a 5-3 decision to Sweden Saturday.

The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect had four power play goals scored against him as the Latvians were playing with fire every time they took a penalty. Look for Edgars Masalskis to play next game as he was outstanding in Latvia's two earlier losses.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis will start for Latvia against Sweden Saturday in Olympic action.

The Tampa prospect, who was toiling in the AHL before the Olympics, was up briefly with the Lightning due to injuries to Ben Bishop and Anders Lindback late last month.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis has been returned to Syracuse of the AHL.

The 21 year-old did not see any NHL action, but he'll see some ice time in Sochi as a goaltender for Latvia's Olympic team.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 03:34:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have summoned Kristers Gudlevskis.

Gudlevskis will likely serve as Cedrick Desjardins' understudy in the event that both Anders Lindback and Ben Bishop are unavailable on Thursday. Gudlevskis was taken in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He has a 2.69 GAA and .900 save percentage in 22 games in 2013-14.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Kristers Gudlevskis could end up being Latvia's starting goaltender at the Olympics.

Edgar Masalskis is a two-time Olympian, but Gudlevskis played well in four games at last year's World Hockey Championships and he's been solid in the AHL as well. The fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning was the AHL Player of the Week on Jan. 12. He has also spent some time in the ECHL this season.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Jonathan Marchessault
5Jeff Tambellini
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy