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Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Andrey Vasilevskiy Improves at Prospect Camp
July 12th, 2013 at 12:23 PM
During the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp, Russian goalie Andrey Vasilevskly showed immense improvement. After the conclusion of camp on Wednesday, Vasilevskly finished three-by-three play with 110  saves on 127 shots equaling an .866 save percentage, which was the best among the four potential goalies at the Lightning camp.  Before being selected...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects in Game 2 of 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 10th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Game 2 of the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place this morning in Yaroslavl. After the Canadians took Game 1 by a score of 3-2, the Russians exploded offensively in Game 2 to even the series with a 6-3 victory, in a game they never trailed. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Andrei Vasilevski got...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects Participate in 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 9th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Game 1 if the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place in Yaroslavl, Russia, with the Canadian squad emerging victorious 3-2 after a three goal second period outburst. Tampa Bay Lightning prospects playing for Team Russia included defensemen Nikita Nesterov and Artem Sergeev and one of the Lightning's 1st round draft picks (19th overall)...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects Andrei Vasilevksi and Nikita Nesterov on Team Russia for Canada-Russia Challenge
August 1st, 2012 at 5:06 PM
***VIDEO1*** From Jim Corteau at BoltsbytheBay.com: Today [July 31st] the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia released their 29 man roster for the upcoming 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge. In addition to the Number One Overall 2012 NHL Draft Pick, Nail Yakupov, two Tampa Bay Lightning picks will be playing for Team Russia: G Andrei Vasilevski and...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Nikita Kucherov Headed to North America?
July 30th, 2012 at 2:02 PM
***VIDEO1*** Russian forward Nikita Kucherov, 19, was drafted in the second round, 58th overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. While most scouting reports indicated his skill and potential to bloom into a terrific NHLer, many also emphasized a considerable drawback to drafting the CSKA winger--the problem...

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Val-d’Or Defenseman Artem Sergeev
July 1st, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Over the past few seasons, European professional hockey players who make their way to the NHL – particularly Russian players ­­– have been collectively labeled as “enigmatic”. This is usually a friendly way of saying the player has a questionable work ethic or some other character issue that may prevent them...