Montreal is the last in the Eastern Conference, but on the ice the leader turned Kale Clague and David Savard in the third period from 2: 3 to 4: 3 and was only twenty seconds away from the victory. However, when playing without a goalkeeper, Corey Perry sent the match into overtime, which ended in 60:36 Palát with a shot from the left side over the concrete of Sam Montembeault. The Czech forward scored for the tenth time in the season and half of his goals were victorious.
Tampa Bay thus won for the ninth time in the last ten matches and strengthened its lead in the competition. Stanley Cup defender has a three-point lead over Carolina. “We won a lot of matches and the desire to sacrifice for the team. It was no different today, but we were also lucky,” said Palát’s teammate Brayden Point, who scored three points (2 + 1).
Lukas Vejdemo opened the scoring in the eleventh minute, Tampa Bay turned Poin’s two goals in the opening period. At the beginning of the middle, Rafael Harvey-Pinard equalized and Montreal rejoiced for a moment from Brendan Gallagher’s goal at 3: 2, but the referees did not recognize him for an illegal defense by the goalkeeper. The guests protested, but failed with a coach’s challenge, for which they received a smaller penalty and shortly after the end of the power play, Ross Colton struck.
“It was frustrating, he was pushed from behind. We agreed with the video coaches that it was supposed to be a goal,” said Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme, whose charges lost the eighth of the last nine games, because of the unrecognized goal. “But we’ve already created more chances. We’ve simplified the game, threw pucks at the goal. That’s the way to score goals,” said defender Savard.
San Jose overshot Arizona
At the beginning of the middle period, Šimek took San Jose for the third time in the lead, when he pushed through with a shot without preparation from behind the right circle. The Czech defender scored in the NHL for the first time since March and in his 3: 2 goal he shielded well in front of the goal of Hertl, who adjusted in 41:44 with a shot from the intermediate ring under the upper post to 6: 4.
“It was like pond hockey. I don’t know what else to say. We have two points, but we were lucky. We can’t play like this,” said Hertl, who scored in the seventh game in a row (7 + 3) and at the same time became independent in the lead. productivity of Czech players (15 + 8) by Jakub Voráček (1 + 21). An offspring of Prague’s Slavia revealed that he had a positive coronavirus test before Christmas, but was asymptomatic. He added after the match that he was feeling well.
The home team still led 7: 5 in the 57th minute, but Arizona equalized in the end. Logan Couture and Hertl decided on the San Jose win, which never lost in the match. The Czech attacker succeeded with a bullet along the right concrete. Four points of Lawson Crouse (2 + 2) and Phil Kessel (0 + 4) were not enough for the guests.
In the remaining match of Tuesday’s NHL program, Vegas won 6: 3 on the Los Angeles ice. The guests laid the foundation for success between 10 and 23 minutes, when they bounced from a goalless state to 5: 1. Half of the team’s goals were scored by Jonathan Marchessault (2 + 1).
|Tampa Bay – Montreal 5: 4 in overtime (2: 1, 1: 1, 1: 2 – 1: 0)|
|Goals: 12th and 15th Point, 29th Colton, 60th Perry, 61st Palace – 11th Arrest, 23rd Harvey-Pinard, 47th Clague, 54th Savard. Shots on goal: 37:31. Attendance: 19,092. Match Stars: 1. Point, 2. Palát, 3. Legace (all Tampa Bay).|
|Los Angeles – Vegas 3: 6 (1: 3, 1: 2, 1: 1)|
|Goals: 11. Kempe, 36. Moore, 46. Iafallo – 12. and 42. Marchessault, 10. R. Smith, 11. Kolesar, 22. Stephenson, 23. Janmark. Shots on goal: 27:27. Attendance: 14,887. Match stars: 1. Marchessault, 2. Stephenson (both Vegas), 3. Kempe (Los Angeles).|
|San Jose – Arizona 8: 7 after sam. raids (2: 2, 3: 2, 2: 3 – 0: 0)|
|Goals: 53rd and decisive alone. Couture raid, 3. Barabanov, 12. Bonino, 26. Šimek, 26. Viel, 36. Meier, 42. Hertl – 6. and 48. Crouse, 18. and 40. Moser, 28. Keller, 57. Gostisbehere, 59 Ladd. Shots on goal: 27:46. Attendance: 11,450. Match Stars: 1. Barabanov, 2. Couture (both San Jose), 3. Crouse (Arizona).|