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Player of the Week: Andrei Vasilevskiy

Vasilevskiy was victorious in all three of his starts between January 6 and 12

by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning /

Improved play from Andrei Vasilevskiy has played a big role in the Lightning's turnaround and their surge up the Atlantic Division standings. 

Last week, Vasilevskiy provided some of this best performances of the season, winning all three games he started and collecting a pair of shutouts. 

The only two goals Vasilevskiy gave up last week came in Tampa Bay's 9-2 blowout victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night. He still finished the night with 21 saves. 

Video: TBL@PHI: Vasilevskiy posts second consecutive shutout

Vasilevskiy followed that up with back-to-back shutouts over Arizona and Philadelphia to close the week. He stopped all 25 shots the Coyotes sent his way in Thursday's win and made 23 saves in a 1-0 win over the Flyers on Saturday. 

Vasilevskiy finished the week with a .972 save percentage. He is also currently tied for the League lead in wins with 22. 

Game Log
1/7 vs. VAN - 23 Saves, W
1/9 vs. ARI - 25 Saves, SO, W
1/11 at PHI - 23 Saves, SO, W

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