Slovak hockey defender Erik Černák contributed to Tampa Bay’s Vancouver 4: 2 victory on Friday night in the NHL overseas. In the third period, however, after the opponent’s shot, the puck hit him in the ankle and the match did not complete due to injury.
Černák did not appear on the ice from the 54th minute. The defending champion Jon Cooper had no further information about the injury after the match. The Slovak quarterback was declared the second star of the meeting. He played in it 18:33 min., Scored a plus point, a two-minute penalty for illegal defense, handed out up to six “hits” and blocked three shots of the opponent.
Černá hit the right ankle with a shot from the blue during a power play by Canucks defender Quinn Hughes. The Slovak defender had big problems after hitting the inside of the ankle with a puck, but he had to stay on the ice for almost a minute until the game was interrupted. Then he skated slowly to the substitute and headed for the locker room. Černák has suffered two injuries this season after blocked shots and missed a large part of the season due to his dedication.
“Černák, along with Hedman, McDonagh and Sergač, is one of our key defenders. As a right-hander, he is very important to us. He is a central figure in this in terms of weakening. I’m shooting in the way. I hope she’s okay. “ said Cooper’s official Lightning website.
His teammate Boris Katchouk also paid tribute to the dedication of the Slovak defender. “The guys really appreciate it. He does the same thing every night, he plays extremely selflessly and fearlessly. It’s no coincidence, he has it in him. He fights, fights and does everything for team success. He’s a great hockey player and we all appreciate his fighting spirit. , ” said Tampa striker.