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Vasilevskiy named NHL's Third Star of January

The Big Cat posted a 9-0-1 record in 10 starts for the Bolts last month

by Press Release @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK (Feb. 1, 2020) - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of January.

THIRD STAR - ANDREI VASILEVSKIY, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

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Vasilevskiy led the NHL in wins (9), goals-against average (1.58) and save percentage (.948; tied), posting a 9-0-1 record across 10 games to help the Lightning (31-15-5, 67 points) register a League-high 10 wins in January (10-2-1; .808 P%) to move within five points of first place in the Atlantic Division. Vasilevskiy allowed two or fewer goals in seven of ten appearances including the fourth set of back-to-back shutouts of his career (Jan. 9 and Jan. 11). The 25-year-old became the eighth goaltender in NHL history to record zero regulation losses in a calendar month multiple times in his career (min. 10 GP in each; 9-0-2 in February 2019). A native of Tyumen, Russia, Vasilevskiy leads the NHL with 26 wins in 2019-20 - after topping the League with 39 victories last season - and carries an active 15-game point streak into February (13-0-2 dating to Dec. 17). His 15-game point streak is the second-longest in franchise history (Nikolai Khabibulin: 12-0-4 from Feb. 15 - April 2, 2003) and third-longest in the NHL over the past five seasons (Tuukka Rask: 19 GP in 2017-18 and Sergei Bobrovsky: 16 GP in 2016-17).

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