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There are questions surrounding Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy in first season opener

by Erik Erlendsson | @Erik_Erlendsson | Like us on Facebook
October 6, 2017

TAMPA – Questions require answers.

And until there are answers, there will be questions.

Even when it comes to the Lightning goaltending situation. After all, Andrei Vasilevskiy is not Ben Bishop. Andrei Vasilevskiy is not the goaltender who led the Lighting to prominence and nearly to the promised land.

So, there will be questions.

Can Vasilevskiy handle being a No. 1 goaltender?

Will Vasilevskiy be able to provide the consistent goaltending like Tampa Bay had in the previous four years?

He’s not Ben Bishop, there is no question about that. But he might end up being even better than his predecessor. That first answer might have come in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 victory against the Florida Panthers in the season opener.

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