“Pittsburgh” beat “Colorado” in NHL game, Malkin concedes 50th assist of the season
MOSCOW, March 23 – RIA Novosti. Hockey players “Pittsburgh Penguins” defeated “Colorado Avalanche” in the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season game.
The match, which took place in Denver, ended with a score of 5:2 (0:0, 3:1, 2:1) in favor of the guests. Sidney Crosby (22 minutes), Jake Gunzel (25), Jeff Carter (35, 53) and two goalscorer Brian Rast (60) recorded the winners. JT Komfer (32) and Devon Toews (51) scored goals for Colorado.
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Penguins Russian forward Evgeni Malkin made one assist, reaching 50 assists in the championship. The Russian made seven NHL seasons with 50 or more effective passes. In the history of “Pittsburgh” Malkin is in third place in this indicator and is in second place after Mario Lemieux (11 seasons) and Sidney Crosby (10). Of the current NHL players, only Crosby (10), Niklas Backstrom (9) and Patrick Kane (8) have had more seasons with 50 assists.
Captain “Pittsburgh” Sidney Crosby was marked by an abandoned puck and scored 30 goals in the championship. For the Canadian, this was the 11th season of his career in the NHL with 30 or more goals. By this indicator, Mario caught Lemieux. League record holders are Mike Gartner and Alexander Ovechkin (17 seasons each).
Striker “Colorado” Valery Nichushkin also made a productive pass. Avalanche goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev saved 40 out of 44 shots.
Malkin is 44th on the all-time top scorers list in NHL history.
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