Svechnikov woke up: did not score 19 games in a row (in 2023 – 0 goals), but almost scored a lacrosse hat-trick
Before the start of the season, there was a lot of talk that this regular season should turn out to be a breakthrough for the Carolina forward Andrey Svechnikov. There were many indications that the 22-year-old striker would have a good season – but in fact everything is not going so smoothly. Although it can not be called a failure.
Andrei succeeded in the game against the Blues
After the exchange of leaders, St. Louis became a sweet bun and, apparently, put an end to this season, starting an active fight for the first pick in the draft. Maybe against this background, or maybe everything just coincided successfully, but Svechnikov broke through precisely in the game with the Blues.
Already by the 8th minute he had a double. In the first goal, Andrey made great use of the opponent’s passive game in defense – dragging the puck along the board for so long, entering the zone and not meeting much resistance… Naturally, this guy will go to the net and find a moment to shoot – apparently, this was obvious to everyone except the defenders “Blues”.
The second puck turned out somewhere even mocking. Svechnikov could finish off with one touch – and the puck bounced on a convenient hand, but he played very coolly and deceived the already won back Binnington.
At the end of the third period, with the score 4:1 in favor of Carolina, Andrei went for a hat-trick. Moreover, he did it in a brazen and his favorite way – in the style of lacrosse, but he slightly screwed it up. It’s even a pity that he didn’t manage to score – then this hat-trick would have been special.