Andrey Vasilevsky may defend Russian team net at World Cup-2017
UFA, 10 April 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/.
The regular season of the National Hockey League ends tonight. The club of the Ufa native goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky Tampa Bay Lightning failed to reach playoffs — the Stanley Cup.
Despite the victories in the last three matches (including against HC Buffalo this night — 4: 2), the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a step away from the cherished playoffs — the fifth place in the Atlantic Division (short of one point).
Thus, the legionaries of Tampa will be free for calls by their own teams.
The national team of Russia called the players of Tampa — goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevsky and forward Nikita Kucherov, as well as HC Philadelphia players — defender Ivan Provorov and forward Roman Lyubimov to prepare for the world championship in Germany and France, which will be held in May.