Vasilevskiy in net, Garrison returns as Lightning end road trip at Panthers
Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in net tonight for the second straight game when the Lightning play the Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.
Coach Jon Cooper said Vasilevskiy earned the start after his play Tuesday in Chicago when he stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Blackhawks.
D Jason Garrison (illness) will also return to the lineup after missing the past two games.
F Brayden Point (fractured bone in right hand) continued to skate with the team this morning while wearing the red no-contact jersey. He also took faceoffs and shot the puck during 2-on-1 drills. Cooper said Point will be listed as day-to-day when the team returns from this weekend's All-Star Break.
The Lightning will try to win back-to-back games tonight for the first time since Dec. 20-22 when it beat the Red Wings and Blues at home.
Tonight's game also brings and end to a 6-game, 11-day road trip that began in Los Angeles. The Lightning is 2-2-1 on the trip.