Ours in the NHL: Kucherov and Provorov have three points each, another record of Kaprizov

The National Hockey League (NHL) hosted nine regular season games.

Tampa Bay Lightning suffered an unexpected defeat, losing in a series of post-match bullets “Montreal Canadiens” (4: 5). Nikita Kucherov was named the second star of the match, he threw the puck and made two assists. The Tampa striker is gaining points in the fourth match in a row, for this period he has 9 (1 + 8) points. In total in 33 matches on account of Kucherov 43 (12 + 31) points.

Philadelphia Flyers defender Ivan Provorov also scored three points and participated in all of his team’s goals. The Russian scored twice himself and once assisted the American Kevin Hayes. However, this did not save the “Pilots” in the match with the “Toronto Maple Leafs” (3: 6). As a part of “Leaves” the 51st puck in a season was thrown by the American Oston Matthews, leading the list of the best snipers.

Another outstanding match was played by Kirill Kaprizov, who scored a goal and a pass. His “Minnesota Wild” beat one of the leaders of the Eastern Conference “Carolina Hurricanes” (3: 1). Kaprizov came in sixth place in the list of top scorers of the season, he has 85 (39 + 46) points. The winner of the match was the puck of the defender of “Savages” Dmitry Kulikov, who excelled for the fifth time this season.

Caprice set a new Minnesota record for points for the season. The previous achievement belonged to the Slovak Marian Gabrik, who scored 83 (42 + 41) points in the 2007/08 season. The Russian has four goals left to break the club’s goal record.

The Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils scored 7 (6). The Panthers lost 2: 6 after two periods, but scored four goals in the third twenty minutes and won in overtime. Florida goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky missed six goals from 25 shots and was replaced. His successor, the American Spencer Knight, had to deflect only six shots.

The St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames (6: 4). Three Russians from the “Musicians” scored points. Ivan Barbashev threw his 21st puck, Pavel Buchnevich (31st in the season) and Vladimir Tarasenko (36) made the passes.

Vladislav Namestnikov, who changed the team to the deadline, is successfully mastering Dallas Stars. The Russian has a goal and a pass that helped the Stars to win an important victory over the San Jose Sharks (5: 4). In total, the Deputy has 27 (14 + 13) points. His teammate Denis Guryanov gave the 19th pass.

Columbus Blue Jackets striker Yegor Chinakhov scored, but his team lost to the Boston Bruins (2: 5). The 21-year-old Russian has 14 (7 + 7) points this season.


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