Now it’s even funny to remember that two years ago, someone might doubt whether Minnesota should sign Kaprizov to a five-year deal at a total salary of $45 million a year. Today’s “savages” are totally dependent on Russian. Without him on the ice, the goals of “Minnesota” are given with great difficulty. And if Kaprizov is on the court, it is very likely that he himself will score or take part in an assist attack.
Match against “Nashville”, a direct competitor in the fight for access to the playoffs, proof of this. On Cyril’s account, the second and third washers on his team. Not surprisingly, it was Kaprizov who was recognized as the first star of the meeting.
True, the fate of the party was at stake. “Minnesota”, winning 3:1, managed to squander the advantage. In addition, the rival equalized the score at the last minute. However, at the same minute, Ryan Hartman’s throw still brought victory to the “savages”.
– I am very happy that we won, but everything was too close. We need to win more calmly and not lead to a nervous finish. You only need to score when necessary. However, it is still a good victory, ”the official NHL website quotes Cyril.
By the way, in terms of goals, Kaprizov became the leader among Russian players, surpassing Alexander Ovechkin, who misses matches for sad reasons known to all. The Minnesota striker has 33 goals to Ovechkin’s 32. In the overall season sniper standings, Whims is eighth. Edmonton’s Canadian leader Connor McDavid leads the way with 42 goals.