Dostál conceded seven times for the first time in the NHL, Mrázek let in five goals

Dostál conceded seven times for the first time in the NHL, Mrázek let in five goals

Dostál conceded seven times for the first time in the NHL, Mrzek let in five goals

NHL game Toronto – Chicago, February 15, 2023. In the middle, Michael Bunting from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Seth Jones from the Chicago Blackhawks on the left and his teammate, goalkeeper Petr Mrázek, on the right.

New York – After almost two months, Lukáš Dostál made a save in the NHL, but he did not prevent Anaheim's 3:7 loss to Buffalo with 37 saves, and for the first time in his career he conceded seven times in the competition. Petr Mrázek allowed five goals from 42 shots in Chicago's 2-5 defeat in Toronto. In the six games of Wednesday's program, only Filip Hronek scored from the Czech players, who helped Detroit win 5:4 after raids in Edmonton with an assist.

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Dostal caught over 90 percent in six of the seven starts this season, but Buffalo messed up his numbers. In the seventh minute, Tyson Jost caught him from a zero angle and Tage Thompson increased the power play with a shot between the concretes. The guests took advantage of the 19:3 shooting advantage.

Anaheim turned the score around between the 27th and 34th minute, but did not enjoy the lead for long. Peyton Krebs quickly equalized with a shot from the ring and then collected Dostál three times over the catcher. Casey Mittelstadt, Alex Tuch and Zemgus Girgensons gradually matured into him. The pupil of Brno Kometa drank the cup of bitterness to the bottom in the penultimate minute, in which he enjoyed it with a backhand bluff by Dylan Cozens.

Mrázek scored after just nine seconds, when William Nylander got behind the defense and after a forehand bluff, he parried the puck into the goal near the right post. Immediately, Sam Lafferty equalized, but teammate Connor Murphy beat the Czech goalkeeper in the ninth minute. The Chicago defender directed Rasmus Sandino's pass between Mrázek's concretes. Toronto's lead was increased in the 12th minute by Auston Matthews with a shot from the left circle.

Chicago reduced the lead after 46 seconds of the second period with a shot by Philipp Kurashev, but then Mrázek gave Toronto a goal. The native of Ostrava did not process the puck thrown behind the goal and John Tavares scored into the empty net after a pass from Alexander Kerfoot. The last goal of the match was scored by Conor Timmins with a shot from the blue. Mrázek's last six starts thus ended in a loss.

Detroit never lost, and Hronek scored the second assist on the 3-1 goal, which he scored in the middle of the game on a power play by Robby Fabbri. Edmonton erased a 2:4 deficit in the third period, but the visitors were happy after the penalty shootout. The raids decided by Pius Suter lasted for five rounds, but Filip Zadina, Dominik Kubalík and Hronek did not intervene in it.

NHL results

Toronto – Chicago 5:2, Arizona – Tampa Bay 1-0 after Sam. raids, Anaheim – Buffalo 3:7, Edmonton – Detroit 4:5 after sam. raids, Vancouver – NY Rangers 4:6 and Minnesota – Colorado 2:3.