Vladimir Tarasenko scored a hat-trick, as well as mocking young Owen Power, in an easy 6-2 win for the St. Louis Blues over the Buffalo Sabers.
12:45 in the second period, Tarasenko completely thwarted the first overall pick for the 2021 project, to then serve a cup of coffee to veteran Craig Anderson. His second goal of the match allowed him to reach the 30-goal mark for the sixth time in his career.
The Russian was not satisfied with this game. He completed a hat-trick late in the third game to make it 6-2 for the Blues.
Robert Thomas was exciting in this game, as the young blues center collected five assists. Thomas has 23 points in his last 11 games.
Tarasenko also finished with five points, adding two passes to a hat-trick.
Pavel Bukhnevich also did well, hitting the back of the net with a shot as well as two assists.
Jordan Bennington signed the win with a 35 save performance. St. Louis won their seventh game in a row, their ninth win in their last 10 games.
In the Sabers, Rasmus Asplund and Alex Tuch disturb Binnington’s vigilance. Despite a tough game defensively, Owen Power earned an assist on his first point in the National Hockey League.
The penguins are in the series for the 16th consecutive season
Sidney Crosby scored a goal and added assists in the 6-3 victory of the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders. The win allows the Penguins to qualify for the playoffs for their 16th consecutive season, the longest streak in North American esports.
Crosby’s goal in a superb 2-0 deal with Jake Genzel made the difference for Pittsburgh.
Guentzel was better than his captain in this confrontation. He made two goals in addition to scoring 36 and 37 goals this season.
Tristan Jarry scored 36 saves. Christopher Letang also hit the target in the first period.
With the Penguins comfortably leading 4-1, the islanders closed the gap by less than three minutes to pass Anders Lee.
After a goal from Teddy Blueger in the empty net, Zdeno Chara scored his first goal to reduce the difference to two goals. Chara has not registered for the inhabitants of the island in 7,762 days.
The islanders ran out of time, and Guenzel managed to find the back of the net for the second time in the game in an abandoned cage.
Double heroes have their ticket
Anthony Cirelli flashed the red light in overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 to confirm their presence in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Ross Colton, Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning.
Ducks 3 – Lightning 4 (overtime)
Andrei Vasilevsky saved 10 saves before he was replaced by Brian Elliott, who stopped all 13 shots in his path.
Adam Henrique scored twice and Troy Terry scored for the Ducks. Anthony Stollers saved 27 saves.
Lightning has qualified for the Spring Dance for the eighth time in the past nine seasons. The two-time champion is trying to become the first team since 1980-83 to win the New York Islanders three consecutive Stanley Cups.
The return of KK against the stick
Alex Nedelkovic saved 46 balls and defeated the Detroit Red Wings, the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0.
Nedeljkov got his third close of the season. Top scorers were Moritz Seder, Adam Ernie and Philip Zadina.
Red Wings 3 – Hurricanes 0
He was recently disqualified from the playoffs for the sixth year in a row, yet the Red Wings outperformed the division leaders.
Nedelkovich was acquired by the Hurricanes last July.
Ante Ranta stopped 19 rounds for Carolina. Gisbury Kotaniemi center returned to play after missing eight matches due to a lower body injury.
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