In overtime of the sixth game of the series of the first round of the playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL), “Florida” beat “Washington” with a score of 4:3. The meeting took place in Washington. The gates of both teams were defended by Russian goalkeepers.
Goaltender Ilya Samsonov in the “Washington” reflected 27 shots, and Sergei Bobrovsky of “Florida” made 34 saves. Ryan Lomberg (27th minute), Claude Giroud (49th), Alexander Barkov (55th), Carter Verhage (63rd) scored among the winners. The losers scored Nick Dowd (24), Niklas Backstrom (42), TJ Oshi (59), Russian striker Evgeny Kuznetsov made one effective pass. Forward “Washington” Alexander Ovechkin and defender Dmitry Orlov were not marked by effective actions.
In just six playoff games, Ovechkin scored six points (five goals + one assist), Kuznetsov – five (2 + 3), Orlov made one assist. Florida went on to win the best-of-four series 4-2 and advanced to the second round for the first time in 26 years. There, the team will meet with the winner of the pair “Toronto” – “Tampa” (3-3).