To defeat the team of “Tampa Bay” capital club helped productive game of the Russians, Ovechkin and Kuznetsov
Hockey players “Washington” victory over “Tampa Bay” in the first match of semi-finals (Eastern conference finals) of the Cup of Stanley of National hockey League (NHL).
The meeting, held on ice “Tampa” in the night of Saturday, Moscow time, ended with the score 4:2 (2:0, 2:0, 0:2) in favor of “Washington”. Your hand to win the capital club put the Russian hockey players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. On account Ovechkin one goal, and on account of Kuznetsova – two assists (one – Ovechkin). In the “Tampa” efficient transfer scored their compatriot Nikita Kucherov.
Thus, the account in a series to four victories became 1-0 in favor of “Washington”. Next match of the series will be held in the night of Monday Moscow time – again on the ice, “Tampa”.
As for the Western conference, then the next night here starts a series between “Winnipeg” and the debutant of NHL hockey “Vegas”.
In the previous two years the Stanley Cup winner has become “Pittsburgh”, but this time he was knocked out of the tournament, “Washington’s” (never a winner who didn’t).
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