Mikhail Sergachev continues to infuriate CH supporters

Tampa Bay Lightning defender Mikhail Sergachev likes to remind in his own way that the transaction concluded by the Montreal Canadiens in June 2017 was not favorable to his former organization.

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Traded to the “Bolts” in return for forward Jonathan Drouin, the Russian hockey player contributed to the Lightning’s two Stanley Cups won in 2020 and 2021. In the last three years, each crowned by a presence in the final, he has totaled 71 games playoffs and scored 23 points. And in the regular season, it still shows all its usefulness as was the case on Sunday.

In a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Sergachev had two goals and as many assists to bring his 2022-23 season tally to 15. In fact, he got his four points for the day in the first period; no defenseman since Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 15, 2019 had achieved such a feat.

The performance of the former back of the Canadian is reassuring for the Lightning. He has never played less than 20 minutes in a game since the start of the campaign and remains a solid cornerstone on the left side of the Tampa Bay defense behind Victor Hedman.

Collectively, head coach Jon Cooper’s squad is 8-6-1 and is one of four clubs in the Atlantic Division with 17 points. She will host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.


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