NHL a productive evening for Alexis Lafreniere

NHL: a productive evening for Alexis Lafrenière

Alexis Lafrenière's trio ruled the roost in the New York Rangers' 5-1 win over the Tampa Lightning on Saturday night at Amalie Arena.

Artemi Panarin, Vincent Trocheck and Lafrenière combined for a total of nine points. The first city scored a hat trick, while the second scored a goal and three assists. The Quebecer had two assists on his team's first two goals in the first period.

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Chris Kreider also gave the Rangers the red light.

On the Lightning side, some star players had an extremely difficult game. In fact, defenseman Victor Hedman finished the game with a -3 margin, while goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up five times on 21 shots.

Nikita Kucherov is the only Bolts skater to shake the ropes.

The loss leaves the Lightning at 17-15-5 and one point out of a playoff spot. The Rangers (25-9-1) are in first place in the National Hockey League with 51 points since the start of the season.

Jon Cooper's men face the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

Pastrnak in form against the Devils

Despite being down 2-0, the Boston Bruins came back to win 5-2 against the New Jersey Devils.

In the win, David Pastrnak scored two goals and one assist, while his sidekick and captain Brad Marchand was twice in the black with two assists.

Started by Jake DeBrusk on a breakaway, Pastrnak made an excellent feint against goalie Vitek Vanecek to tie the game and give the Massachusetts team its first lead of the game.

More than four minutes after the Devils' second goal, scored by Luke Hughes, Jake DeBrusk started the local favorites' rebellion.

Boston scored five unanswered goals, including four in the second half. Kevin Shattenkirk scored two goals in his team's victory.

Aho continues his momentum

Sebastian Aho took charge in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Thanks to his three points (one goal and two assists) against the Queen City club, Aho now has 11 points in his last three games.

The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes of play thanks to Michael Bunting, a former Leafs player, and Seth Jarvis. Toronto's answers came from sluggers Timothy Liljegren and Nicholas Robertson.

Max Domi had two assists in his team's loss.