Kucherov and Namestnikov’s assists helped Tampa beat Los Angeles in an NHL game
MOSCOW, January 29 – RIA Novosti. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Los Angeles Kings in a National Hockey League (NHL) regular season game.
The match in Tampa ended at 5:2 (3:1, 1:1, 1:0) in favor of the hosts. Brayden Point (6th minute), Pierre-Edouard Bellmare (7th), Corey Perry (16th), Ross Colton (36th) and Victor Hedman (57th) scored the winning goals. Noted guests Jaret Anderson-Dolan (11) and Phillip Dano (40).
Russian striker “Tampa” Nikita Kucherov spent 19 minutes and 8 seconds on the ice and made an assist, extending his home win streak to 15 games (since November 25, 2022). Striker Vladislav Namestnikov also recorded an assist at his own expense, playing 11 minutes 49 seconds. The host’s defender, Mikhail Sergachev, stayed on the ice for 25 minutes and 27 seconds, taking two shots into the goal. He finished the match with +3 benefit points. Goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevski saved 26 of 28 shots.
Tampa had 12 wins in 2019-20, setting a new franchise record with 11 wins. Yildirim became the second team to win 12 or more home games in a row this season. The first was the Boston Bruins.
Tampa is third in the Pacific Division standings with 65 points from 48 games. Los Angeles is second in the Pacific Division with 62 points after 52 games. In his next game, Şimşek will play away against Florida Panthers on February 6, and on January 31, Kings’ hockey players will face Carolina Hurricanes away.
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In the other games of the day, the New York Islanders club beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime at home thanks to 44 saves by Semyon Varlamov, and Minnesota Wild came out stronger than the Buffalo Sabers at home. In the shootout (3:2), home striker Kirill Kaprizov provided an assist and a penalty kick.
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