Savior Kucherov and the new drama “Toronto”! Own goal in overtime sends series into Game 7

Lev Lukin

“Tampa” equalized the score in the series with “Toronto”

The “Leaves” turned the match around in 26 seconds, but still did not reach the victory that the whole city has been waiting for 18 years.

Two days ago, Tampa lost the fifth game of the first round series in Toronto and stood on the very edge of the abyss called “an early exit from the Stanley Cup after two consecutive championships.”



Kucherov pushes the NHL legends, scoring points in the playoffs.  But his
Kucherov pushes the NHL legends, scoring points in the playoffs. But his “Tampa” is already on the verge of relegation

The Lightnings faced a largely unexpectedly organized and solid resistance from Toronto, plus a more powerful emotional supply played in favor of the Leafs: both from the team locker room, where there are no hockey players fed up with victories, and from fans waiting for their team to come out, although would be in the second round of the playoffs for 18 years. Not to mention the Stanley Cup, which Toronto hasn’t won in over half a century since 1967.

However, “Tampa” is an experienced rival, not giving in to sentimentality and solving its very specific tasks of winning the third trophy in a row. For the sixth match of the series, the Lightning came out collected, serious, determined not to forgive the Leaves for individual mistakes, which Toronto had enough of. Here Kerfut, apparently, forgot that the game was going on in a 4-on-4 arrangement, and left the puck to an empty place, which Ondrej Palat did not fail to take advantage of.

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And in the 31st minute, from another inaccurate transfer of the Toronto player (Mikheev distinguished himself), a masterpiece was born. Cirelli was unable to break away from Mark Giordano after the interception and then decided the episode with the help of a smartly executed spinorama.

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2:0 in favor of “Tampa” at the “Amali Arena” – can you prepare for the seventh game? “Toronto” did not agree with this thesis and gave the “lightning” a natural nightmare in the second half of the second period.

Matthews reduced the difference in the score already 54 seconds after Cirelli’s goal, and in the 40th minute John Tavares fired a double shot into the Tampa locker room! With a difference of 26 seconds, the Canadian upset Andrei Vasilevsky twice and turned the course of this game upside down.

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“Leaves” were 20 minutes from the cherished goal, but could not keep the advantage in the third period. Tampa was saved by the majority: Kempf and Kerfut went to the penalty box in turn for 16 seconds, and soon Nikita Kucherov converted a double numerical superiority. And, as it turned out a little later, turned the game into overtime.

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Extra time lasted almost a whole period, but in the 79th minute, Tampa still tilted the game in their favor and dragged the series into the seventh match! Point’s goal turned out to be incredibly offensive for Toronto, because two players of the “leaves” prevented each other from brushing a creeping puck off the goal line, in fact, organizing a ridiculous own goal.

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But you can’t change anything – Toronto again looked into the next round with one eye, but again postponed this happy event for itself. Now everything will be decided in the seventh game on Canadian ice.

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