Kucherov’s assist hat-trick took Tampa to St. led to victory over Louis
MOSCOW, November 26 – RIA Novosti. Hockey players “Tampa Bay Lightning” beat the “St. Louis Blues” during the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The match, which took place in Tampa, ended in favor of the hosts at 5:2 (3:1, 1:1, 1:0). As part of the winners, Braden Point recorded another double (4th and 9th minutes), Alex Killorn (4), Brandon Hagel (27) and Nick Paul (57) one more each. Louis were scored by Russian forwards Pavel Buchnevich (17) and Jordan Kairu (27), who also assisted Buchnevich.
5 : 2
Russian forward “Tampa” Nikita Kucherov concocted an assist hat-trick. The Yıldırım striker made his 27th appearance in his NHL career, where he had at least three assists. According to this indicator, the New York Rangers forward surpassed Artemy Panarin (26). Since Kucherov’s debut in the NHL (season 2013/14), only Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid (33) has played more games in the entire league with 3 or more assists per game. An assistant hat-trick, Kucherov scored 31 points in the first 20 games of the championship. In his career in the NHL, the Russian had scored 30 or more points only once in the first 20 games of the season (in the 2017/18 draw).
Russian defender “Tampa” Mikhail Sergachev made an assist, striker “Lightning” Vladislav Namestnikov failed to score. Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevski saved 25 of 27 shots. st. Louis forwards Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexei Toropchenko, Ivan Barbashev and Nikita Alexandrov failed to score.
In another match, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Arizona Coyotes on penalties (4:3).
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