After 186 days and over 1,200 matches is the NHL's regular season finish.
Tampa Bay won the series in superior style, much thanks to Nikita Kutjerov in serieavslutningen against Boston accounted for a goal and a målgivande fit in the 6-3 victory.
a Total of was the Russian for 128 points – the most points by any player since Mario Lemieux 1995/96. There is also a new record for a ryskfödd player.
Self celebrates Kutjerov team.
" this is, of course, a special moment. I would like to thank all the guys in the dressing room that they have helped me, I had not reached here without them. It is a team effort, " he says to the press after the match.
is also set a record for number of wins in a season, which is tangent to the Detroit winning streak from 1995/96.
" We have plenty of confidence. Now when we go into the playoffs, we wanted to be sure to end the series in a good way, to feel a positive atmosphere in the team and go on from there, " says Kutjerov.
the Presidents' Trophy will Tampa Bay to gain home advantage in all playoff rounds. In the first round, waiting for Columbus, who in their concluding league match defeated Ottawa 6-2.
Boston gets on his side, courage after the loss and reload for their first games in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Toronto.
the Playoffs will begin on Wednesday.
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