Last night, “Washington” took “Pittsburgh” on its site. This match was visited by former player from the capital club Alexander Semin, who received a standing ovation from the audience. The support of the former teammate helped the “Capitals”, which won after extra time – 3:2.
Alexander Ovechkin opened the scoring in the first half. For the Russian, this goal was the 812th of his career, and it cut Gretzky’s tally to 82 goals.
In the second period, the guests rallied with the efforts of Danton Heinen, and in the third segment of the game the teams traded goals: the Penguins responded with a Brian Rust goal to Marcus Johansson’s puck.
And in the shooting “Washington” still pulled out a victory. On account of the Russian players from the capital team Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov in assists.
In another game another Russian scored. Nikita Kucherov helped “Tampa Bay” to beat “Boston” – 3:2. On account of the Russian striker three assists.