Sebastian Aho celebrated his 300th NHL match on Sunday by hitting 2 + 1 at home against Edmonton.
Aho opened his scoring account after 12 seconds, when defender Trevor van Riemsdyk fired a 1-0 lead after the opening attack on the Finnish center.
Carolina's number one lead led the team to a 2-1 lead at the start of the second round. Aho flashed his speed, left the defenders behind and slammed the puck in the palm of his hand.
Aho made his second hit of the evening in the final round of his teammates' handsome performance. Teuvo Teräväinen first extended the reel to Andrei Svetshnikov in the center, who brought it in along the left lane. Then, the Russian teenager served a corner kick to Aho, who cleared himself and fired another knee on the ice with a 3–3 handicap.
In overtime, Aho had the chance to hit a hat trick, but the Edmonton quarterback pulled a longer streak than the loose puck.
A moment later, Edmonton's Josh Archibald settled the evening with a 4-3 victory over the guests with Aho's nose.
Aho was awarded second in the game after Leon Draisaitl of Edmonton (1 + 2). The German has taken Connor McDavid in the Oilers' backpack in his absence and has scored 3 + 7 = 10 points in his four games without McDavid and led his team to three wins.
Draistaitl leads the NHL spot market in display style with power 34 + 61 = 95. Boston runner-up David Pastrnak is 13 points behind.
With two goals, Aho increased his season goals to a whopping 33. Because he ranks fifth on the paint exchange. Aho has scored nine goals in the last two games.
Caroline, a point away from the playoff spot, has 24 more regular season games left.
At his current pace, Aho would score a staggering 46 goals, which would be the most Finnish figure since Teemu Selänne's 2006-07 championship, when he hit 48 times.
Aho's striking pace is a very rare treat in Finland, as Patrik Laine (44 goals in the season 2017-18) has broken the 40 goal mark in history over Selänne and Jari Kurr.
All in all, Aho, who made 33 + 23 powers this season, rose 56 points to share the top spot on the Finnish stock exchange with his chain mate Teräväinen and Alexander Barkov. On the points exchange for the entire series, the trio is ranked 23rd.
The Finnish tip is steady as Laine is only two points from the top three.
The front was shining
Due to his recent weak performances, Pekka Rinne, who has fallen to second place in Nashville, returned to his level in the fight against St. Lous.
As the best player in the match, the award-winning Finnish guard fought back 38 times as Nashville beat the visitors 2-1.
Pekka Rinne was like a wall against the ruling master.
Photo: Steve Roberts / Cal Sport Media / ZUMA
The teams met twice over the weekend, and Nashville took a small lead against both teams in the conference.
The profits were really valuable to Nashville. It rose just one point from Arizona and Calgary in the final West playoff spots. In addition, Nashville has played 2-3 games less than them.
Auston Matthews, Toronto 42
David Pastrnak, Boston 42
Alexander Ovetshkin, Washington 40
Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton 34
Sebastian Aho, Carolina 33
Jack Eichel, 33 of Buffalo
Nathan MacKinnon, 32 of Colorado
Connor McDavid, 30 Edmonton
Kyle Connor, Winnipeg 29
Artemi Panarin, NY Rangers 29th
Pittsburgh Penguins-Detroit Red Wings 5–1 (2–1, 3–0, 0–0) D: Valtteri Filppula 1 + 0
New York Rangers-Boston Bruins 1-3 (0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
Carolina Hurricanes-Edmonton Oilers 3-4 and. (1–1, 1–2, 1–0, 0–1) C: Sebastian Aho 2 + 1, Teuvo Sharp 0 + 1
Vancouver Canucks-Anaheim Ducks 1-5 (0-2, 1-2, 0-2)
Nashville Predators-St. Louis Blues 2–1 (0–0, 1–1, 1–0) N: Pekka Rinne 38/39 Def.
New Jersey Devils-Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 vl. (0–2, 3–0, 0–1, 1–0) C: Markus Nutivaara 0 + 1
Ottawa Senators-Dallas Stars 4-3 and. (2–2, 0–0, 1–1, 1–0) D: Miro Heiskanen 0 + 2
Buffalo Sabers-Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 (0-0, 2-1, 3-1) B: Rasmus Ristolainen 0 + 2
Winnipeg Jets-Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 (0-1, 2-1, 1-0) W: Patrik Laine 0 + 1