The next day the one hundredth season in NHL history consisted of only two matches.
“Chicago” in brilliant style won the tenth victory in the last 11 matches. The key moment of the match occurred at the end of the second period, Panik 24 seconds before the last break scored the 17th goal in the season and in the final stretch of the match, the goalkeeper darling made 13 saves and waited for effective action at the opposite gate. Patrick Kane scored a hat-trick, backed by a great performance by darling (36 salvations with one washer).
“Chicago” by today’s success, became the third club in the League who scored 40 victories. Faster, this line has only covered “Minnesota” and “Washington”.
“Tampa Bay”, which before the season was considered one of the contenders for the Stanley Cup, four wins in last five matches, joined in the fight for the playoffs. Today is “Zipper” in overtime put the squeeze on “Carolina” and moved to the 11-th line in the East.
The first star of the match was scorer of a brace, Hedman, who at 46 seconds of overtime managed to score the winning goal. Another leader of the hosts Nikita Kucherov scored three points (1+2).
The results of the matches of the day:
Tampa Bay — Carolina 4:3(1:2, 0:0, 2:1, 1:0)
Chicago — Pittsburgh 4:1 (0:0, 2:1, 2:0)
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