While the Boston Bruins are the top team in the entire league, the Hurricanes are in first place in the Metropolitan Division and are already guaranteed a playoff spot, but unlike Boston, who are already guaranteed the No. 1 spot in the Atlantic Division, the Hurricanes can still fall lower.
Boston managed to take a 3-1 lead late in the game, but a two-goal lead slipped away early in the third period when Carolina scored twice in a two-minute span. The winner had to be decided in a shootout, where Boston was better.
“Bruins” has therefore won the 57th victory of the season in 73 games and maintains a solid lead in the league. Boston has accumulated 119 points and is safely marching towards the President’s Cup. The closest follower in the table is the Hurricanes, who have 103 points and ten more games left in the regular season.
Meanwhile, a very productive game was played in Los Angeles, where the “Kings” beat the “Blues” 7:6. This was the 12th game in a row for the “Kings” team, which managed to finish without a loss in regular time, that is, by scoring at least one point. This is a club record.
Victor Arvidsson scored three points (2+1) for Los Angeles, and Adrian Kempe also scored two goals.
Toronto “Maple Leafs” also won, beating Nashville 3:2. John Tavares scored two goals in this game, and “Predators” did not use the opportunity to get closer to the “play-off” zone, from which they are five points behind.
NHL game results
|Coyotes-Avalanche 3:4 PM|
|[x] Hurricanes||72||103||[x] Bruins||73||119||Wild||73||93||Golden Knights||73||98|
|[x] Devils||73||100||Maple Leafs||73||97||Avalanche||72||92||Kings||73||96|
|Flyers||72||68||Red Wings||72||71||[e] Coyotes||74||66||[e] Ducks||73||56|
[x] – qualified for the playoffs, [e] – lost hope for the playoffs.
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