Tampa Bay defeated Florida in the third game of the NHL playoff series, Kucherov scored 1 + 3
MOSCOW, May 22 – Tampa Bay defeated Florida for the third time in a series of the second round of the playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Meeting on the ice, “Tampa” ended with a score of 5:1 (1:1, 2:0, 2:0). For the Lightning, goals were scored by Corey Perry (14th), Eric Chernak (23), Steven Stamkos (31, 58) and Nikita Kucherov (57), who also scored three assists. The Russian forward was recognized as the second star of the meeting, and the first star of the match was the Russian goalkeeper of “Tampa Bay” Andrey Vasilevsky, who reflected 34 shots on target.
Sam Rinehart (17) scored for Florida. His teammate Russian goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves.
The score in the series to four wins was 3-0 in favor of Tampa Bay, which is the current owner of the Stanley Cup. The fourth game will take place on May 23 also on the Lightning ice. “Florida” in the season became the winner of the regular season.