Vasilevskiy and the Lightning will not face the Hurricanes on Tuesday after the game was rescheduled to Feb 22. The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within the Hurricanes' organization has led to an additional postponement, though Thursday's matchup between the two clubs remains set for now. Vasilevskiy will almost certainly get the start whenever the Lightning play their next game.
Vasilevskiy stopped 23 of 27 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The Jackets' final goal was scored into an empty net. Vasilevskiy did let in one fairly soft one, as he failed to squeeze a point shot and had the puck tapped home by Mikhail Grigorenko after it fell into the crease, but for the most part the Lightning as a whole had a sluggish afternoon. It's the first loss of the season for the 26-year-old netminder, who still boasts a .920 save percentage through four starts.
Vasilevskiy is in line to start between the pipes in Saturday's road clash with Columbus. Vasilevskiy has had a fantastic start to the season, picking up a win in each of his first three starts while posting an impressive 1.65 GAA and .941 save percentage. He'll attempt to remain unbeaten in a road matchup with a Blue Jackets team that just traded one of its best offensive weapons in Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Jets on Saturday.
Vasilevskiy made 23 saves in a 3-2 OT win over Columbus on Thursday. Three games, three wins and just five goals allowed. Vasilevskiy is money in the bank as the NHL's best goaltender, both on the ice and in the fantasy arena. And in a platoon-driven league, Vasi's heavy workload means he's a fantasy superpower in the blue paint.
Vasilevskiy will be in goal on the road against Columbus on Thursday. Vasilevskiy seems to have picked up right where he left off after winning the Stanley Cup in September, as the netminder has registered a 1.50 GAA and .950 save percentage in two appearances, both wins over the Blackhawks. With Curtiz McElhinney (COVID-19 protocols) unavailable, the Lightning probably won't give Vasilevskiy a night off any time soon with the team's first back-to-back not until mid-February.
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