“Tampa” Sergachev, Kucherov and Vasilevsky secure playoffs

Thanks to goals from Sergachev and Kucherov, “Tampa” beat “Islanders” and entered the NHL playoffs

MOSCOW, April 2 – RIA Novosti. Hockey players “Tampa Bay Lightning” are guaranteed to qualify for the playoffs of the 2022/23 National Hockey League (NHL) season.

In the regular season game played against the “New York Islanders” in Tampa, the owners of the site took a big win with a score of 5:0 (1:0, 3:0, 1:0). Within the scope of the lightning, Russian defender Mikhail Sergachev (18th minute), Jeannot Tanner (24), Russian Nikita Kucherov (30), Steven Stamkos (32) and Braden Point (54) scored.

National Hockey League (NHL)
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Tampa BayUnited States of America

5 : 0

islandersUnited States of America

Sergachev also had his 50th assist of the season. Tampa’s Russian defender has reached this point for the first time in his career in the NHL. Another assist in the match came from Kucherov. Lightning goalkeeper Andrey Vasilevski saved all 38 shots and did not concede his fourth goal of the season. In total, Vasilevski has 32 absences in his NHL career.

The defender of the “Islanders” Alexander Romanov fired two shots at the target and made a power-up. The Islanders’ goalkeeper Ilya Sorokin saved 17 of 21 shots and was ejected after a missed fourth goal in the 32nd minute of the match. His replacement, Semyon Varlamov, made 10 saves on 11 shots.

Thanks to the victory over the Islanders, the Tampa hockey players are guaranteed qualifying for the playoffs.

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