“Carolina” defeated “St. Louis”, Andrei Svechnikov made a double and became the first star of the match

Svechnikov loudly celebrated his 22nd birthday: he made a double and became the first star of the match

Carolina defeats St. Louis

The striker has maintained goal silence for the last nine games.

March was a period of disappointment for Carolina. Of the first 12 games of the month, the Hurricanes lost in seven – an amazing and unacceptable statistic for one of the leaders of the regular season.

The reserve of previous victories was enough to stay at the top of the standings, but could not worry about the negative results. Their consequence was a sudden crisis of the team’s stars: Sebastian Aho was sad, and Andrei Svechnikov finally broke out of the “point per game” schedule.

St. Louis became the lifeline for Rod Brindamore’s wards. “Hurricanes” swept on the “bluesmen” everything that others did not allow to do, and won a landslide victory – 7: 2.

Although in the first third of the match nothing foreshadowed such a clear result. “Carolina” through the efforts of Martin Nechas opened the score, but could not develop an advantage before the break.

The key was the starting five minutes of the second period, during which the throws of Jarvis and Pesha provided “Hurricanes” a solid break. The pursuit of “blues” was led by Pavel Buchnevich. In the 34th minute, he took advantage of the pass of defender Nick Laddy in the output “2 in 1” and threw his 20th puck of the season.

However, in the next shift, the Russian’s partners nullified all his efforts. “Carolina” got the opportunity to play in the majority – and did not miss it. At the end of the draw, Svechnikov interrupted an unsuccessful series of nine goalless matches with a one-touch throw.

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Two minutes before the break, Andrei had a chance to make a double and deprive St. Louis of his last hopes, but he threw his shot from the halfway point and without interference right in the stomach of goalkeeper Ville Husso.

In the third period, Pavel Buchnevich returned to the intrigue of the match. In the debut of the segment, Cherepovets again found itself in a “2 in 1” position in front of the goal – this time Antti Raanta figured out his intentions and made, perhaps, the main save of the whole game.

Nevertheless, Buchnevich did not agree to defeat and later broke through Raanta. In the 47th minute, the Russian realized the majority – in a situation similar to Svechnikov’s missed moment.

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However, Andrei himself answered very soon. “Bluesmen” removed the goalkeeper six minutes before the final whistle, which helped Svechnikov to make a double. “Carolina” managed to throw twice more. And Svechnikov left St. Louis as the first star of the match – a great gift for the 22nd anniversary, which he celebrated the day before.

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