NHL champion “Lightning” another big loss – Points will not play for 4-6 weeks – Hockey – Sportacentrs.com

Points were injured on Saturday night when the New Jersey Devils broke into the goalkeeper in the middle of the third, was knocked down and hit the edge. He was sentenced to a penalty shot and the Canadian hit the pole 3: 4. Lightning eventually lost 3: 5. Another attack leader, Nikita Kucherov, who will have to spend at least another month after the operation, has been out of play since mid-October, and Slovak defender Erik Černak has missed seven games in a row.

“Is it possible to replace the players who are considered among the top ten hockey players in the league? No, such players just don’t fall from the sky. I think they can only be replaced by collective performance, confidence in our structure and mentality,” said Lighting coach John Cooper.

Kucherov has spent only three games this season, earning four (1 + 3) points, while Point has 16 (7 + 6) points in 16 games, seven penalty minutes and a positive +2. Points is currently the fourth most successful player on the team, with Steven Stemcoss (10 + 12) as the leader. In both previous Stanley Cups, Kucher became the most productive player in the league and Points the second most productive. In two springs, Kucherov excelled in 48 matches with 66 (15 + 51) points, while Point had 56 (28 + 28) points in 46 games, 18 penalty minutes and a positive efficiency of +19.

For 25-year-old Point, this is his last season with a three-year contract for $ 20.5 million, and he’s starting a new eight-year contract for $ 76 million next season. “Lightning” defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in their field without Kucherov, Point and Chernihak, winning their fifth place in six games and finishing third in the Atlantic Division with 25 points in 18 matches. The next game, “Lightning,” will be spent the night on Saturday, meeting with Seattle’s “Kraken” debut.

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