Player of the Week: Andrei Vasilevskiy
In three starts between March 2nd and 8th, Vasilevskiy recorded a save percentage of .952.by Jacob Lynn @TBLightning / TampaBayLightning.com
With four games against Atlantic Division opponents last week, the Lightning called upon Andrei Vasilevskiy in three of those contests.
Vasilevskiy answered the call with a pair of wins, a shutout and three-straight 30-save performances.
Although he was shouldered with the loss in Tuesday night's loss to the Bruins at Amalie Arena, Vasilevskiy kept the Bolts in the game through long stretches of pressure from Boston. Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots, with 29 of those saves coming in the first two periods.
Video: MTL@TBL: Vasilevskiy makes 32 saves to record shutout
Vasilevskiy responded with a 32-save shutout two days later against Montreal. Vasilevskiy's best save of the night came in the final moments to preserve the shutout when he stopped Joel Armia on a two-on-one break. The game marked his third shutout of the season.
On Saturday, Vasilevskiy got revenge against Boston, recording 35 saves in a 5-3 win. Arguably his most important save of the week came in the third period with the Bolts clinging to a one-goal lead when he denied David Pastrnak on a breakaway with a left pad save.
Vasilevskiy 35-13-3 and still leads the League in victories.
3/3 vs. BOS - 33 saves
3/5 vs. MTL - 32 saves, W, SO
3/7 at BOS - 35 saves, W