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CBC News Feb 13, 2020
Lightning strike for 9th consecutive win against McDavid-less Oilers

Lightning strike for 9th consecutive win against McDavid-less Oilers

Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1, over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Sportsnet.ca Feb 13, 2020
Lightning top Oilers for ninth straight victory

Lightning top Oilers for ninth straight victory

Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Feb 10, 2020
Blue Jackets’ Elvis Merzlikins named NHL’s first star of week

Blue Jackets’ Elvis Merzlikins named NHL’s first star of week

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, Winnipeg Jets left-winger Kyle Connor and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy are the NHL’s three stars of the week. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Feb 8, 2020

Vasilevskiy Stops 15 Shots, Lightning Beat Islanders 3-1

TAMPA, Fla. — Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos and Carter Verhaeghe scored and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 15 shots and improved to 16-0-2 in his last 18 starts as the Lightning won their ninth […] The post Vasilevskiy Stops 15 Shots, Lightning Beat Islanders 3-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 7, 2020

THW’s Goalie News: Blackwood’s Beauty, Vasilevskiy’s Historic Run

One goalie performance stood head-and-shoulders above the rest on Thursday night, and we’ll take an extended look at it. Also, Andrei Vasilevskiy set an incredible franchise record. Blackwood’s Beauty The New Jersey Devils have had plenty of struggles this season, struggles which ultimately lead to their firing head coach John Hynes early in December and […] The post THW’s Goalie News: Blackwood’s Beauty, Vasilevskiy’s Historic Run appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 6, 2020

Stamkos, Kucherov, and Vasilevskiy Lift Lightning Over Penguins

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. Tampa Bay won its eighth consecutive game at […] The post Stamkos, Kucherov, and Vasilevskiy Lift Lightning Over Penguins appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 6, 2020

Lightning’s Vasilevskiy Chasing Vezina Trophy Repeat

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was the 2019 recipient of the Vezina Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s best goalie, voted by the league’s general managers. It was the first time Vasilevskiy won the award and the first time a Lightning goalie was honored with the trophy. Vasilevskiy’s stats over the course of the […] The post Lightning’s Vasilevskiy Chasing Vezina Trophy Repeat appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 4, 2020
Stamkos Leads Lightning to 4-2 Win Over Golden Knights

Stamkos Leads Lightning to 4-2 Win Over Golden Knights

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos tipped in his 24th goal of the season in the third period and led the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves and extended his streak of consecutive games without a regulation loss to 16 games, matching […] The post Stamkos Leads Lightning to 4-2 Win Over Golden Knights appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Feb 1, 2020

THW’s Goalie News: Rask Returns, Gibson’s Tribute & More

Friday night was an evening to remember in the National Hockey League. We had the top two teams in the Atlantic Division keep on winning, history in Ottawa and an epic tribute in Anaheim. Vasilevskiy is a Points Machine Andrei Vasilevskiy was back in between the pipes for the Tampa Bay Lightning of Friday night […] The post THW’s Goalie News: Rask Returns, Gibson’s Tribute & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 28, 2020

THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy & Demko’s Streaks, Hogberg’s Record

The National Hockey League was back at it on Monday night after its successful All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. Fans were treated to six contests after four long days with no game action. There was plenty of goaltending news with personal streaks and franchise records galore. Vasilevskiy Keeps Point Streak Alive The Tampa Bay Lightning […] The post THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy & Demko’s Streaks, Hogberg’s Record appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 19, 2020

The Lightning Should Pursue Rangers’ Alexandar Georgiev

As the Tampa Bay Lightning approached free agency in 2019, it was clear that they needed to add goaltending depth to their organization. Due to players not working out with the organization, the Lightning had no depth at the position, leaving them with only Andrei Vasilevskiy and Louis Domingue. To rectify this, general manager Julien […] The post The Lightning Should Pursue Rangers’ Alexandar Georgiev appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 18, 2020

THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy Stays Hot, Fleury’s Tribute & More

Friday night saw the National Hockey League’s hottest goaltender continue his remarkable play as his team continues to surge up the standings. We also have a touching tribute in Las Vegas, a big return in Edmonton as well as a look back at some goaltending history. Vasilevskiy’s Streak Hits Double Digits The Tampa Bay Lightning […] The post THW’s Goalie News: Vasilevskiy Stays Hot, Fleury’s Tribute & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 17, 2020

Anthony Cirelli Scores First Career Hat Trick, Lightning Beat Jets 7-1

WINNIPEG — Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves to record his 10th straight victory, matching the longest win streak of his NHL career. He had 10 consecutive wins […] The post Anthony Cirelli Scores First Career Hat Trick, Lightning Beat Jets 7-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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