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Andrei Vasilevskiy named NHL's First Star of the Week

Vasilevskiy recorded three wins and back-to-back shutouts last week

by Press Release / NHL.com

NEW YORK (Jan. 13, 2020) - Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo and Calgary Flames goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 12.

FIRST STAR - ANDREI VASILEVSKIY, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

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Vasilevskiy won three games in as many starts, recording a 0.67 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and shutouts in back-to-back games as the Lightning (27-14-4) won three of four contests for the week and rose to second place in the Atlantic Division. Vasilevskiy made 21 saves in a 9-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Jan. 7, stopped all 25 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes Jan. 9 and turned aside all 23 shots in a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Jan. 11. The victory over Philadelphia extended the Lightning's win streak to 10 games, matching a franchise record set from Feb. 9-27, 2019. The 25-year-old Tyumen, Russia, native recorded eight wins during Tampa Bay's 10-game streak, improving to 22-9-2 on the season with a 2.58 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.

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