Vasilevskiy currently leads the league in wins with 35 in 52 starts.
Vasilevskiy has shown why most had him pegged as this year's No. 1 fantasy netminder heading into the season, having compiled a 35-14-3 record while posting a respectable 2.56 GAA and .917 save percentage in 52 appearances. The 25-year-old Russian won't reach the personal high he set in 2017-18 with 44 wins in 65 appearances, but if the NHL resumes its season at some point, he'll have a good shot at eclipsing the 40-victory mark for the second time in his career this year.
Vasilevskiy turned aside 34 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
The 25-year-old goalie came up with plenty of big stops, and both shots that beat him came on Toronto power plays, but Frederik Andersen was just a little bit better in the other crease. Vasilevskiy has still won three of his last five starts, and on the season he sports a 2.56 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Vasilevskiy is slated to tend the twine versus the Maple Leafs on the road Tuesday, NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports.
Vasilevskiy went 3-1-0 in his last four outings prior to getting the night off versus Detroit on Sunday. The 25-year-old needs just five more victories to get back over the 40-win mark for the second time in his career. The Russian should continue to carry the load for the Lightning heading into the final stretch of the season, though Curtis McElhinney could get a few extra looks to keep Vasilevskiy fresh for the postseason.
Vasilevskiy made 35 saves in a 5-3 win over Boston on Saturday.
That's two wins in a row and three in his last four games. Vasilevskiy recently went through a slippery streak where too many goals snuck past him, but he's clearly back and focused. And games like Saturday against divisional rival Boston make a statement.
Vasilevskiy will start Saturday's game in Boston, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Vasilevskiy is 2-1-0 with five goals allowed in his last three starts, bouncing back from a three-game losing streak during which he surrendered 16 goals. Even with the recent turnaround, Vasilevskiy will be tough to trust against a Bruins team that sits atop the league standings with 98 points, nine clear of Vasilevskiy's Lightning in the Atlantic Division.
Vailevskiy made 32 saves Thursday in a 4-0 win over the Canadiens.
Vasilevskiy is 33-13-3 on the season, but he's scuffled lately. The last two weeks have been hard -- he's 2-4 with 21 goals allowed. It's better for the Bolts for him to get this out of his system now, but it's bad for fantasy owners, especially those in playoff matchups. Keep the faith -- Vasilevskiy is among the best in the business and this win is the start of his bounce back.
According to Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site, Curtis McElhinney was the only goalie on the ice for morning skate, which indicates Vasilevskiy will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with Montreal.
Vasilevskiy was fantastic in his last start Tuesday against the Bruins, turning aside 33 of 35 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 14th loss of the season due to insufficient goal support. The 25-year-old Russian will attempt to get back in the win column in a surprisingly tough home matchup with a Canadiens club that's averaging 3.31 goals per game on the road this campaign, third-most in the NHL.
Vasilevskiy stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Tuesday.
It was a hard-luck loss for Vasilevskiy, whose only blemishes on the box score were a breakaway goal by Jake DeBrusk and a deflection by Brad Marchand, both during Boston power plays. Vasilevskiy entered the night having allowed 22 goals over his previous five starts, so his .943 save percentage Tuesday was a welcome sight for the Lightning and fantasy owners.
Vasilevskiy is slated to start in goal in Tuesday's home game versus the Bruins, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Vasilevskiy wasn't great in his last start Saturday against the Flames, allowing three goals on just 21 shots, but he was ultimately able to pick up his 33rd win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The 25-year-old Russian will need to be much better in order to have a shot at securing a second straight win Tuesday, as he'll be entering a home matchup with a stacked Boston squad that's 19-10-3 on the road this year.
Vasilevskiy stopped 18 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Flames.
Calgary only managed six shots in the first period, and they may have lulled Vasilevskiy to sleep in the process, as he didn't look sharp on the first couple of goals he allowed. Fortunately for the Bolts, they already had a 3-0 lead at that point. The netminder still snapped his personal three-game losing streak, and on the season he sports a 2.62 GAA and .914 save percentage.
Vasilevskiy will tend the home twine Saturday versus the Flames, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Vasilevskiy's 21-game unbeaten streak ended, and now he's lost three straight games, posting a 5.46 GAA and an .835 save percentage in the process. He won't stay in this slump for long, but his cost in daily fantasy formats makes him a high-risk play, especially because the Flames have scored three or more goals in 10 straight contests.
Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 23 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
It's been a rough last week for Vasilevskiy, who's yielded 16 goals in his last three games. This is the worst stretch of his career let alone the season. If this continues any longer, Vasilevskiy will start taking a significant hit in some of the percentage categories, but he still leads the league in wins and possesses respectable numbers in the other categories. He is 32-12-3 with a 2.61 GAA and .915 save percentage in 47 games this season.
Vasilevskiy will defend the cage versus Toronto at home Tuesday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
After a stretch of 21 games in which he secured his team at least a point, Vasilevskiy has dropped his last two contests while giving up a combined 12 goals on 74 shots (.838 save percentage). In order to help shore up the defense, the club added Zach Bogosian which should help limit the number of high-danger chances Vasilevskiy faces down the stretch.
Vasilevskiy made 34 saves Saturday in a 7-3 loss to the Coyotes.
The game was just 4-3 until after the mid-way point of the third. Then, Vasilevskiy surrendered three goals in a 6:55 span. It just proves he's human. He'll shake it off and be ready to fly again next game out.
Vasilevskiy will guard the goal during Saturday's road clash with the Coyotes, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Vasilevskiy was a little shaky in his last start Thursday against Vegas, surrendering five goals on 33 shots en route to a 5-3 defeat. The 25-year-old backstop will try to bounce back and pick up his 33rd win of the season in a road matchup with a slumping Arizona club that's lost back-to-back games.
Vasilevskiy allowed five goals on 33 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday.
Vasilevskiy hadn't lost in regulation since Dec. 14 against the Capitals. During his two-month heater, he went 19-0-2 with a 1.98 GAA and a .934 save percentage. The Russian was knocked back to Earth Thursday, but he's still at 32-10-3 on the year with a 2.48 GAA and a .919 save percentage in 45 games. The 25-year-old will look to bounce back if he starts Saturday's game in Arizona.
Vasilevskiy will stand guard in the crease Thursday in Las Vegas, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Vasilevskiy continues to display elite form between the pipes, collecting eight straight victories and 18 in his last 19 (one overtime loss). He's been particularly dominant in the last six tilts, posting a 1.85 GAA and a .944 save percentage during that span. He'll aim to extend his winning streak to nine versus a Vegas club he bested earlier this month, though the Golden Knights enter Thursday riding a three-game winning streak.
Vasilevskiy made 30 saves in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
The win extended his point streak to 21 games -- he's 19-0-2 in that span and hasn't been beaten in regulation in two months (Dec. 14). The 2019 Vezina winner's 2.41 GAA and .921 save percentage are almost identical to his excellence of last season. And it's made Vasilevskiy's owners forget his slow start. You know what to do.
Vasilevskiy will defend the home net Saturday versus the Flyers, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Vasilevskiy is carrying a seven-game winning streak and a whopping 20-game unbeaten streak into this contest. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner has gotten past his early-season rockiness, and he'll likely be a finalist, if not the front runner, for the award again. Philly's heating up, though, having scored 20 goals over the past four contests.
Vasilevskiy made 29 saves in a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Thursday.
The win extended his point streak to 20 games. Vasilevskiy is 18-0-2 in his past 20 games. His excellence means one thing -- auto-start.
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