Whims and Kuznetsov scored three points each. Chinakhov made his debut at Columbus

The most striking and unpredictable meeting was in Minneapolis. The opponents scored in two periods strictly in turn: Winnipeg took the lead, Minnesota compared – 3: 3 after 40 minutes. But at the beginning of the third order was violated, the guests scored two goals in a row and it was going to the first defeat for Wild.

Five minutes before the end of regular time, the hosts in the majority reduced the gap to a minimum, and in the end they removed the goalkeeper, and when there was less than a minute left before the siren, they saved themselves from defeat, and Kirill Kaprizov took part in this rescue, throwing the puck onto the patch from behind the gate. “Winnipeg”, where after a ricochet from a partner on it, Ericsson Eck hit it from the fly – 5: 5 in regulation time.


And in overtime, the key was the removal of Josh Morrissey , received for the delay of Kaprizov. In one of the attacks, the leaders of “Minnesota” rolled out three of them on one defender, Kaprizov confused the opponents and gave a pass to an empty corner, which was closed by the same Ericsson Eck – for him it was the third goal of the match.


This is how Minnesota, losing most of the fight, achieved their third win of the season.

Whims spent 21 minutes on the ice, shot twice on goal, earned a +2 utility and two minutes of a penalty for a power hold, which may be tried. The hit with a jump looked tough, and if the referees determine that Caprice was in the jump, there will be a disqualification. Kirill has no goals yet, but there are five assists, and most importantly, the team wins.


NHL. Regular season

Minnesota Wild (St. Paul) – Winnipeg Jets (Winnipeg) – 6: 5 OT (2: 2, 1: 1, 2: 2, 1: 0)

Goals: Zucarello, 4:41, 36:59. Ericsson, 18:40 (big), 59:02, 63:30 (big). Foligno, 55:02 (large). – Connor, 3:48, 8:17. Morrissey, 25:49 (large). Dubois, 44:19 (big). Kopp, 46:37.

But “Colorado” , which is considered the favorite of the season among the bookmakers, is not yet pleasing its fans. Second defeat in three games.

Washington won a landslide victory, the main creator of which was Evgeny Kuznetsov , who scored two goals, showing exceptional skill both times.


Kuzya opened the scoring after getting the puck on the blue line and running away from three opponents.

And in the second period, in a protracted attack, he struck the top corner with a wrist throw.

The last puck was also organized by ours, when Colorado had already removed the goalkeeper. Kuznetsov fought for a throw-in in his zone, already on his knees, gave a pass to Ovechkin , who from 40 meters in touch launched the puck into an empty net. This goal was the 734th in his career for Ovi. Brett Hull, who is the fourth on the list of snipers of all time, is getting closer and closer.


In this match, Ovechkin, by the way, celebrated a small anniversary – the 1200th game in the regular championships.

Of ours, only Kovalev (1316), Gonchar (1301) and Fedorov (1248) reached such a mark.

NHL. Regular season

Washington Capitals (Washington) – Colorado Avalanche (Denver) – 6: 3 (2: 1, 2: 1, 2: 1)

Goals: Kuznetsov, 6:15, 36:41. Jensen, 4:53 pm. Manta, 34:47. Dowd, 40:39. Ovechkin, 57:39. – Komfer, 13:46 (men.). Helm, 11:12 pm. Rantanen, 56:54 (big).

The best newcomer of the last season in the KHL has already thrown for the farm club “Columbus ” in the AHL, and now it's time to play for the main team.

Anticipating the debut of the Russian striker, Columbus issued a press release with a phrase in Russian referring to the return of Michael Jordan.


Nice try, but Chinakhov is still far from star level. He spent 12 minutes on the court (two – in the majority), made two shots on target and received a utility indicator of “minus 1”. And for this minus it is especially offensive. It was Chinakhov who missed the young Swedish forward of Detroit, Lucas Raymond , when he opened the account. So the debutant's goal in this match just happened, but not the one we wanted.

We also note two points (goal plus a pass) of the forward of the “Red Wings” Vladislav Namestnikov .

NHL. Regular season

Detroit Red Wings (Detroit) – Columbus Blue Jackets (Columbus) – 4: 1 (0: 0, 0: 0, 4: 1)

Goals: Raymond, 46:17. Bertuzzi, 48:53. Namestnikov, 58:46. Ernie, 59:50. – Jenner, 52:51 (large).

There are more and more rumors about the condition of the Russian striker Nikita Kucherov , who was injured three days ago at the end of the game against Washington. The club has not made any announcements about the timing of the recovery of one of its main stars, but insiders suggest that Kucherov was out for 8-10 weeks, or even before Christmas.


Without Kuch , Tampa lost the Florida derby, Vasilevsky saved 28 out of 31 shots, and Mikhail Sergachev finished the match with a minus 2 utility.

Florida have won all three starting matches, the champion's second defeat in four games.

NHL. Regular season

Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa) – Florida Panthers (Sunrise) – 1: 4 (0: 0, 0: 1, 1: 3)

Goals: Point 42:36. – Montur, 26:12. Barkov, 43:40. Lundell, 53:19. Duclair, 57:54.

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