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Gudlevskis to make NHL debut with Lightning

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 7:19 PM

By Lonnie Herman - NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Gudlevskis to make NHL debut with Lightning

TAMPA -- Kristers Gudlevskis, who played for Latvia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, will make his NHL debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gudlevskis, 21, was the Lightning's fifth-round pick (No. 124) in the 2013 NHL Draft. He began the season with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL before being promoted to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. He had an 18-11-4 record with a 2.68 goals-against average and a save percentage of .901 with Syracuse.

Gudlevskis turned in perhaps the best goaltending performance in Sochi when he stopped 55 of 57 shots in a 2-1 loss to Canada

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