Nikita, Cucereste: Raj Mehta / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
The Russian striker, “Tampa Bay lightning” Nikita Kucherov helped his club to beat “Detroit Red wings” in a match of the regular championship of National hockey League (NHL) with the score 5:4 and reached a record high of 115 points for the season. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
25-year-old Kucherov scored two goals and double-assisted partners. This allowed the Russians to consolidate the lead on points. The striker scored 35 goals and given 80 assists in 71 League match. This is the best result among all NHL players over the last 12 years. The last time such a performance showed a striker “Pittsburgh penguins”, canadian Sidney Crosby.
This season, the closest rival remains Kucherov Connor McDavid of the Edmonton oilers. In dispute of snipers of League leader, another representative of Russia — forward “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin. He scored 46 goals.
Kucherov is in the NHL in 2013. Prior to this, the Russians also performed in North America, defending the colors of the clubs Major Junior hockey League of Quebec (QMJHL) and the American hockey League (AHL).
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