Lightning's Gudlevskis makes 36 saves to earn win in NHL debut

Ian McLaren
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The Kristers Gudlevskis era has begun in Tampa Bay, albeit perhaps only temporarily.

The 21-year-old made 36 saves in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, picking up a win in his NHL debut. He was also named the game's first star.

Depensing on when Ben Bishop can return to the lineup, Gudlevskis' stay with the big club may be short lived, but it has certainly been a season to remember for the Latvian netminder.