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Kucherov’s two points and Vasilevsky’s “cracker” brought Tampa victory

MOSCOW, December 5 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players defeated the Dallas Stars in a regular season match of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The meeting, which took place in Tampa, ended with a score of 4:0 (2:0, 0:0, 2:0) in favor of the Lightning. Among the winners, goals were scored by Russian forward Nikita Kucherov (8th minute), Anthony Cirelli (19, 53) and Luke Glendening (44).
National Hockey League (NHL)05 December 2023 • start at 03:00FinishedTampa BayUSA4 : 0DallasUSA
07:47 • Nikita Kucherov (Mikhail Sergachev, Steven Stamkos)
18:21 • Anthony Cirelli (Eric Chernak, Nikita Kucherov)
43:05 • Luke Glendening52:12 • Anthony Cirelli

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Nikita Kucherov also scored an assist. The Russian extended his scoring streak to ten matches in a row, and also repeated the club record for the longest streak with assists (10 matches in a row). Kucherov remains the top scorer of the 2023/24 NHL regular season. In 25 championship matches, he scored 42 points (16 goals and 26 assists).

Tampa's Russian defender Mikhail Sergachev scored one assist. Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky, recognized as the second star of the meeting, stopped all 25 shots and played his first shutout of the season. This shutout was the Russian’s 33rd career shutout in the NHL championships. According to this indicator, Vasilevsky is Tampa's record holder and ranks sixth among all Russian goalkeepers in NHL history, behind only Evgeni Nabokov (59 clean sheets), Nikolai Khabibulin (46), Sergei Bobrovsky (40), Semyon Varlamov (40) and Ilya Bryzgalov (34).

Tampa broke a streak of four defeats in a row. Dallas lost for the fourth time in its last six matches.


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