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With Bishop out, Vasilevskiy makes surprise start for Lightning in Game 4 @NHLdotcom

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Andrei Vasilevskiy will start for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final.

Vasilevskiy led the Lightning onto the ice for pre-game warm-ups at United Center with Ben Bishop nowhere to be found.

Bishop made 36 saves while playing injured to lead Tampa Bay to a win in Game 3.

Vasilevskiy is making his first career Stanley Cup playoff start.

Latvian Olympic hero Kristers Gudlevskis will back up Vasilevskiy.

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