Alexei Melnichuk

Alexei Melnichuk

Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/181 lbs
Date of birth: St. Petersburg, Russia
Draft: Undrafted
  • Associated Press

    Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

    Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 and move to the brink of another trip to the Eastern Conference final. “It all starts with him,” forward Nick Paul said after Vasilevskiy stood tall again in shutting down the high-scoring Panthers, who had the NHL's best record while averaging a league-high four goals per game during the regular season.