Tampa’s confident victory over Toronto owes to Kocherov’s three points
Moscow, April 19 – The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Eastern Conference Series.
The meeting, which took place in Toronto, ended with a score of 7: 3 (3: 0, 3: 2, 1: 1) in favor of the guests. Brayden Point (35th and 40th minutes) scored a brace for the Lightning, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (2), Anthony Cirelli (8), Russian striker Nikita Kucherov (20) and Corey Perry (38) scored another puck). (47). Ryan O’Reilly (29), William Nylander (34) and Kali Yeernkrok (49) scored against Toronto.
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April 19, 2023 • Starting at 02:30
Nikita Kucherov also earned two assists and was recognized as the third star of the meeting. Defender “Tampa” Mikhail Sergachev was distinguished by one effective pass. Lightweight goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky made 28 saves out of 31. Toronto goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov was substituted in the second half and made 23 saves out of 29 shots.
The score in the series for four wins became 1-0 in favor of the Lightning. The second match will be held in Toronto on the night of April 20-21, Moscow time.
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