Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 34 shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Ducks. The fifth goal was an empty-netter. Vasilevskiy wasn't sharp, and the Lightning didn't outscore his struggles in Friday's loss. This outing ended the 27-year-old's four-game winning streak, and it was the fourth time in nine starts he's given up four goals. Vasilevskiy slipped to 23-7-3 with a 2.25 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 33 outings. He'll get Saturday's game off, as Brian Elliott will tend the twine versus the Sharks as the Lightning wrap up their California trip.
Vasilevskiy will patrol the crease during Friday's road game against Anaheim, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Vasilevskiy has been on a roll recently, collecting four straight wins while posting a 2.00 GAA and .920 save percentage. He'll try to secure his 24th victory of the year in a road matchup with a struggling Ducks team that's lost four straight contests.
Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Kings. Vasilevskiy faced some adversity Tuesday -- due to injuries on the blue line and cap constraints, the Lightning were only able to dress four defensemen. Three of the four goals Vasilevskiy allowed came in the second period, when the long line change is in effect. The Russian netminder still extended his winning streak to four games, and he's now 23-6-3 with a 2.20 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 32 outings. If necessary, the Lightning will be allowed to make emergency recalls for Friday's game versus the Ducks, so Vasilevskiy should have a full defense corps in front of him for his next start.
Vasilevskiy will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Kings, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Vasilevskiy has won five of his seven starts in January, and he'll make his eighth straight appearance Tuesday. The Kings are coming off of a 6-2 loss to the Sharks on Monday, and they've been solid but somewhat inconsistent throughout the season. Vasilevskiy remains an automatic play in fantasy when he starts.
Vasilevskiy made 19 saves in a 3-1 win over Dallas on Saturday. The only puck that got past him came off Esa Lindell's stick when the Stars' defender fired a shot from just inside the blue line in the first period. And Vasilevskiy snuffed out every other chance the Stars had. He's strung together three consecutive wins and he's allowed just four goals in that span. Overall, Vasilevskiy is 22-6-3 with a 2.14 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
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