Russian forward of “Carolina” Andrey Svechnikov repeated the achievement of legendary Wayne Gretzky, having a hat-trick in the qualifying match of the playoffs against the NHL “Rangers” (4:1).

Svechnikov became only the eighth player under the age of 20 years, who scored three goals in a single match playoff. Gretzky is the only person this could double.

Thanks to effective actions by the Andrew placed some more achievements. He is the first ever “Carolina” made a hat-trick in the match of the playoffs and became the only Russian who managed to score three goals in the Stanley Cup 21 years.

“Svechnikov special. He’s playing better and better. We were lucky that this guy plays in our team”, – said after the match the head coach of the Carolina Rod Brind”Amor.