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Vasilevskiy gets the nod Monday in Chicago.

Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 34 shots in the Lightning’s loss in Minnesota on Saturday. All of a sudden the Lightning and Vasilevskiy are struggling. Vasilevksiy enters play on a three-game losing streak, allowing a combined 13 goals on 88 shots (.852 SV%). He will look to get back on track tonight in Chicago—he stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 3-2 OT win in his first game vs. the Blackhawks.

Source: Joe Smith 01/22/18, 1:10 pm EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Thursday vs. the Golden Knights.

Vasilevskiy allowed five goals on 24 shots in the Lightning’s loss to the Flames last Thursday. Vasilevskiy has faltered as of late, losing three of his last four with a 3.96 GAA and .874 SV%. He draws a tough matchup with Vegas in town, but Vasilevskiy has gone 16-2-1 with a 2.43 GAA and .917 SV% on home ice.

Source: Joe Smith 01/18/18, 1:03 pm EST

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Hedman left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Hedman had to be helped off of the ice after suffering a lower-body injury in a knee-on-knee collision with Garnet Hathaway. Coach Jon Cooper said that the severity of Hedman’s injury wouldn’t be known until they can conduct tests on Friday. Hedman was unable to put weight on his leg, so it looks like it could force him to miss some time.

Source: Joe Smith 01/12/18, 9:56 am EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Thursday vs. the Flames.

Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. The win snapped a brief two-game losing skid for Vasilevskiy, who will make his 36th start of the season tonight. Vasilevskiy comes in tied for second in the NHL in GAA (2.10) and SV% (.933) but is the runaway leader in wins (27) so far.

Source: Joe Smith 01/11/18, 11:09 am EST

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Girardi (neck) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Girardi avoided disaster after taking a slap shot to the neck on Sunday and all tests came back negative. The Lightning called Girardi day-to-day yesterday but he was back on the ice for the morning skate and it looks like he could play alongside Mikhail Sergachev tonight.

Source: Joe Smith 01/9/18, 6:24 am EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Tuesday vs. the Hurricanes.

Vasilevskiy surrendered six goals on 33 shots in the Lightning’s loss in Ottawa on Saturday. It was a rare rough outing for Vasilevskiy, who has lost two straight while allowing seven goals on 71 shots (.901 SV%). Despite a brief two-game winning streak, the 23-year-old remains a must-start regardless of matchup—he stopped 31 of 32 shots in a 5-1 win in Carolina in his first start vs. the Hurricanes.

Source: Joe Smith 01/9/18, 6:04 am EST

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Girardi is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

The Lightning received great information on Girardi’s status after all tests came back negative. Girardi had to be tended to by both team’s trainers on Sunday after he was hit in the back of the neck by a Martin Frk slapshot. "One of the scariest things I've ever seen in hockey," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. This is great news for Girardi, but don’t expect to see him Tuesday vs. the Senators.

Source: Joe Smith 01/8/18, 9:07 am EST

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Vasilevskiy will start Saturday in Ottawa.

Vasilevskiy allowed on goal on 38 shots in the Lightning’s shootout loss in Montreal on Thursday. It was a rare loss for Vasilevskiy, who was still outstanding despite the end result. Vasilevskiy has gone 11-4-1 with a 1.63 GAA and .951 SV% on the road and already has one win over the hapless Senators this season.

Source: Joe Smith 01/6/18, 7:33 am EST

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