Vasilevskiy beats Flyers in NHL debut

Philadelphia, PA ( – Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 shots for
a successful NHL debut, as the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed a 3-1 victory over
Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Recalled from Syracuse of the AHL prior to the contest, Vasilevskiy was the
reigning player of the week in the league. He was pressed into duty since
backup Evgeni Nabokov played most of Monday’s loss in Pittsburgh and an injury
to starter Ben Bishop.

Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Valtteri Filppula lit the lamp for the
Bolts, who were coming off consecutive road losses to the Capitals and

Ryan Callahan added two assists for Tampa, which also reached the 20-win

Wayne Simmonds posted a power-play goal for the Flyers, who had won their
first two of a four-game homestand. Steve Mason made 20 stops in defeat.