NHL hockey game Seattle – Dallas, March 12, 2023. From left, Radek Faksa from Dallas and Justin Schultz from Seattle.
New York – Dallas hockey players with Czech forward Radek Faksa beat Seattle 5:2 and are only one point behind Vegas, the leader, from second place in the NHL Western Conference table. Colorado beat Montreal 8:4, and Toronto couldn't handle the fight against Buffalo at home, losing 3:4.
Star hockey players on the ice of Seattle followed up on Sunday's 4:3 overtime win and won the sixth of the last seven games. Forward Jamie Benn (1+2) and defender Miro Heiskanen (0+3) led Dallas' win with three points. The team's most productive player, Jason Robertson, scored a goal and an assist to improve his season tally to 85 points.
Toronto led 2-0 at home against Buffalo after goals from Auston Matthews and Calle Järnkrok. The guests erased the hopeful lead of the Maple Leafs and turned the game around with four goals in a row. In the end, the Maple Leafs hockey players reduced the score to 3:4, but they could not do more and did not score after two wins in a row. Matthews contributed to all Toronto goals, finishing the match with 1+2. Two goal scorer Alex Tuch led the Sabers' win.
Colorado decided on a big win on the ice of Montreal in the opening 16 minutes, during which they got into a four-goal blockbuster. At 23:58, the defenders of the Stanley Cup increased their lead to 6:1 and kicked goalkeeper Jake Allen out of the goal. The rest of the match was just played out and Montreal eventually lost to the Avalanche 4:8. The Canadiens lost their seventh in a row and are 15th in the Eastern Conference standings. Colorado jumped to sixth place in the West thanks to the big win.
Monday's NHL game statistics:
Toronto – Buffalo 3:4 (0:0, 2:1, 1:3)
Goals: 22. Matthews, 25. Järnkrok, 59. W. Nylander – 44. and 52. Tuch, 35. Quinn, 50. Cozens. Shots on goal: 28:29. Spectators: 18,688. Stars of the match: 1. Tuch, 2. Cozens (both Buffalo), 3. Matthews (Toronto).
Seattle – Dallas 2:5 (1:2, 1:2 , 0:1)
Goals: 15. Gourde, 34. Tolvanen – 4. Dadonov, 6. Jamie Benn, 24. Pavelski, 34. W. Johnston, 41. J. Robertson. Shots on goal: 28:32. Spectators: 17,151. Stars of the match: 1. Jamie Benn, 2. Heiskanen (both Dallas), 3. Dunn (Seattle).
Montreal – Colorado 4:8 (1:4, 1:2, 2 :2)
Goals: 19. Josh Anderson, 40. Gurjanov, 49. Ylönen, 51. Matheson – 3. and 16. Lehkonen, 7. Byram, 9. Nieto, 22. Rantanen, 24. Compher, 49. MacKinnon, 54. Nichushkin. Shots on goal: 19:33. Spectators: 21,105. Stars of the game: 1. Lehkonen, 2. Makar, 3. D. Toews (all Colorado).
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