Vasilevskiy allowed six goals on 26 shots in a 7-6 overtime win over the Red Wings on Thursday.
While he came away with a victory Thursday, Vasilevskiy and the Lightning were far from sharp. Tyler Bertuzzi scored four of the Red Wings' six goals in the game, but the Lightning rallied to tie the game late in the third period before Ondrej Palat finished the comeback in overtime. With nine goals allowed on just 56 shots to begin the season, Vasilevskiy is off to an uncharacteristically poor run. He'll look to put in a more convincing effort Saturday versus the Capitals, assuming Brian Elliott isn't given his first starting nod for Tampa.