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Bolts Best Player of the Month: Andrei Vasilevskiy

Vasilevskiy went 7-3-0 in his ten starts in February

by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning /

One of the key factors that led to the Lightning's franchise-record 11-game winning streak last month was the play of Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal. 

Vasilevskiy was in net for eight of those victories during the streak, recording .937 save percentage and a goals against average of 1.86. 

Video: PIT@TBL: Vasilevskiy shuts down Rust with big save

Two of Vasilevskiy's best performances of Febuary came against the Penguins. He stopped 29 of 31 shots in Tampa Bay's 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh at Amalie Arena on February 6. Five days later in Pittsburgh, Vasilevskiy made 35 saves, including a key stop on Evgeni Malkin in overtime, to lead the Bolts to a 2-1 win over the Penguins. 

Vasilevskiy also had 30-save performances in games against Philadelphia and Arizona over the course of the month. He finished February with a 7-3-0 record, with those seven wins tying for the League lead. 

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