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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Excellent again in Game 2

Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 36 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Panthers. Vasilevskiy has now won four consecutive starts while allowing just one goal in each of his last three contests. The 27-year-old netminder has a .915 save percentage in the playoffs. Vasilevskiy will be back in net Sunday as the Lightning carry a 2-0 series lead back to Tampa.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: In goal for Game 1

Vasilevskiy will guard the road goal in Game 1 of the Lightning's second-round series versus the Panthers, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports. Vasilevskiy was a bit shaky in the first round versus the Maple Leafs, posting a 3.04 GAA and an .897 save percentage in seven contests. It won't get easier going forward, as the Panthers led the NHL in the regular season with an average of 4.11 goals per game while compiling a league-best 58-18-6 record.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Starting in Toronto

Vasilevskiy will guard the goal during Saturday's Game 7 versus the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Vasilevskiy was pretty solid in Thursday's Game 6 against Toronto, turning aside 30 of 33 shots en route to a 4-3 overtime win. He'll try to help the Lightning advance to the second round by shooting for his fourth win of the playoffs in a tough road environment Saturday.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Stops 30 in overtime win

Vasilevskiy stopped 30 of 33 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Vasilevskiy allowed three goals in the second period but was able to hold off the Leafs in the third en route to the overtime victory. The 27-year-old goaltender has been shaky at times in the series, allowing at least three goals in each game so far. Vasilevskiy will carry a .902 save percentage back to Toronto for Game 7.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Looking to avoid elimination

Vasilevskiy will start at home in Game 6 versus the Maple Leafs, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Vasilevskiy has alternated wins and losses in this first-round series, but it's more concerning he's given up at least three goals in every game. His last out was Tuesday, where he allowed four goals on 25 shots in a loss. The Lightning need a win Thursday to extend the series to Game 7.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Guarding cage Tuesday

Vasilevskiy will get the starting nod in Toronto on Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Vasilevskiy coughed up three goals on 25 shots in Sunday's Game 4 victory. He's now sporting an .888 save percentage and a 3.54 GAA through four postseason appearances. The 27-year-old has allowed at least three goals in each game against the Maple Leafs this series.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Poor showing in Game 5 loss

Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 25 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs. Vasilevskiy has had a rough series, surrendering at least three goals in every game. His 21 saves in this one were a series-low for the Russian goalie, as the Maple Leafs were able to overcome a 2-0 deficit after the first period to take a 3-2 series lead. Perhaps Vasilevskiy will find another gear with his back against the wall in Thursday's Game 6. If not, the Lightning's reign could be over.
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Maple Leafs Jack Campbell Is Outplaying Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy

The Toronto Maple Leafs lead their best-of-seven first-round series two games to one following their gutsy hard-fought 5-2 victory over the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Friday night. While it was not a picture-perfect game or as dominant a game as they had in their 5-0 win in Game 1, it was a nice bounce-back game following their 5-3 beatdown in Game 2.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Grabs win in Game 4

Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 25 shots in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4. While it wasn't a great outing, Vasilevskiy received plenty of help as the Lightning tallied the first five goals of the game. The 27-year-old has been unusually leaky through four playoff contests, surrendering 14 goals but splitting the results in a 2-2 series. Despite the rather pedestrian performances, Vasilevskiy still gives the Lightning the best chance to win, so he should draw another start in Toronto for Tuesday's Game 5.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: In goal for Game 4

Vasilevskiy will guard the home goal during Sunday's Game 4 against the Maple Leafs, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports. Vasilevskiy was pretty solid in Friday's Game 3 versus Toronto, stopping 31 of 34 shots, but he ultimately came away with his second loss of the postseason due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The Russian netminder will attempt to secure his second win of the playoffs and even up the series at two games apiece Sunday.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Only beaten three times

Vasilevskiy made 31 saves in a 5-2 loss to Toronto on Friday in Game 3. He allowed three goals. Again, Vasilevskiy played a strong game -- the first goal came on the power play, the second on a 3-on-1 rush and the third through a screen. He was not at fault and needs his star teammates to step up Sunday in Game 4. He will be dialled in for Game 4, as losing back-to-back just doesn't happen in Vasilevskiy's world.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Taking on Toronto

Vasilevskiy will guard the home goal during Friday's Game 3 versus Toronto, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Vasilevskiy was pretty solid in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Maple Leafs, stopping 31 of 34 shots en route to a 5-3 victory. He'll try to secure a second straight win in a home rematch with the same Toronto team Friday.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Better in Game 2 win

Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 Game 2 win over the Maple Leafs. Vasilevskiy's final stat line is nothing special, but he was good when it mattered most early on. Two of Toronto's three goals came after the Lightning had built up a 5-1 third-period lead. The series will shift to Tampa Bay on Friday tied at a game apiece.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: In goal Wednesday

Vasilevskiy will get the starting nod on the road for Game 2 against the Leafs on Wednesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Vasilevskiy will no doubt be looking for a bounceback performance after having given up five goals on 32 shots (.844 save percentage) in Monday's Game 1 defeat. The two-time Stanley Cup champion has been struggling of late, having conceded four or more goals in four of his last six appearances.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Allows five in loss

Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 33 shots in Monday's 5-0 loss to Toronto. Vasilevskiy struggled in the loss, though he didn't get any help from his offense as Tampa Bay dropped the series opener. The 27-year-old netminder came into the playoffs on a four-game winning streak, finishing the regular season with a 39-18-5 record and .916 save percentage. Vasilevskiy will be back in net Wednesday as the Lightning look to even the series.
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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Slated to tend twine Monday

Vasilevskiy is set to defend the road cage for Game 1 against the Leafs on Monday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports. Vasilevskiy was always going to get the nod for Game 1 regardless of the fact that he has allowed four goals in three of his last five outings. The Lightning do have Brian Elliott available if needed, but will almost certainly ride the 27-year-old Vasilevskiy for as long as they can considering he etched his name in Lord Stanley's cup in two straight years.