< /p> Winnipeg vs. NY Islanders NHL game, Feb. 26, 2023. From left, goaltender David Rittich of the Winnipeg Jets, Casey Cizikas of the New York Islanders and Mason Appleton of the Jets.
New York – Hockey forward Filip Chytil set up one goal for the New York Rangers in a 5-2 win over Los Angeles, coming off a three-game shutout. The home duel against the second New York team did not work out for goalkeeper David Rittich. He conceded three goals from 23 shots and lost to the Islanders 0:4 with Winnipeg.
Chhtil won the puck in the attacking zone in the 14th minute, passed it to Alexis Lafrenier, who opened the scoring after a play with Kaap Kakk. The Czech forward recorded his seventeenth assist of the NHL season and improved his tally to 36 points.
The Rangers win was driven by Vincent Trocheck, who scored two goals and added an assist. The former Carolina and Florida player scored 19 goals and, together with Chytil and Artemij Panarin, shares the third place among the club's scorers.
“The early lead got us on our feet. It's always nice because you don't have to worry about how many goals you lose to the opponent and you can play your game. Our good start made the difference today,” said Trocheck, who scored three points and was named the best player of the match. The Rangers won after four losses and are sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. Despite the loss, the Kings are in third place in the West, two points behind leaders Vegas.
In the duel with Winnipeg, the Islanders hockey players prevailed in all periods. In the first one, the guests dominated. They outshot Winnipeg 12:1 in it, but they managed only one hit from the significant advantage. Bo Horvat was the first to beat Rittich, who underlined the superiority of the Islanders with a goal in his own weakness.
“We have to manage the first periods better. We mustn't seem like a fragile team. I'm not saying that's the case, but we can't get to this stage. We have a strong team, so we have to be confident on the ice. We definitely shouldn't panic every time the opponent gets into management,” said defenseman Josh Morrissey.
In the second half, Alexander Romanov and Brock Nelson matured on the Czech goalkeeper, Adam Pelech sealed the Jets' unsuccessful match in the third period with a goal into an empty net. The architect of the Islanders' win was Semjon Varlamov, who missed 23 shots and picked up his second shutout of the season. Islanders beat Jets for seventh straight.
The shootout between Buffalo and Washington was handled better by the home team and won 7:4. Dylan Cozens flashed the first hat trick in the NHL. Tage Thompson scored once, reached the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career, and is chasing the second David Pastrňák in the scoring order.
Pittsburgh hockey players also scored seven goals. The Penguins beat Tampa Bay 7-3 and hold the final playoff spot. Evgenij Malkin and Brian Dumoulin led the Penguins' win with two points per goal and an assist.
The audience saw eight goals in Arizona's game with Nashville. The home Coyotes, in whose goal Connor Ingram got priority over Karl Vejmelka, lost 2:6. The Seattle hockey players lost to Toronto 1:5 and after their third loss in a row fell to eighth place in the Western Conference. Minnesota got ahead of the Kraken, beating Columbus 3:2 in overtime and scoring for the sixth time in a row.
Statistics of Sunday's NHL games:
Buffalo – Washington 7:4 (2:2, 4:2, 1:0)
Goals: 11th, 33rd and 52nd Cozens, 17. Tage Thompson, 26. J. Skinner, 29. Girgensons, 31. Hinostroza – 15. D. Strome, 17. Oshie, 36. Ovechkin, 39. Milano. Shots on goal: 38:30. Spectators: 19,070. Stars of the match: 1. Cozens, 2. Tage Thompson, 3. Hinostroza (all Buffalo).
Minnesota – Columbus 3-2 in overtime. (0:1, 0:1, 2:0 – 1:0)
Goals: 42nd, 46th and 65th Kaprizov – 17th Olivier, 24th Foudy. Shots on goal: 44:24. Spectators: 19,063. Stars of the match: 1. Kaprizov, 2. Hartman (both Minnesota), 3. Merzlikins (Columbus).
Winnipeg – NY Islanders 0:4 (0:1, 0: 2, 0:1)
Goals: 8. Horvat, 25. Romanov, 39. Nelson, 58. Pelech. Shots on goal: 23:24. David Rittich caught 57 minutes and 9 seconds for Winnipeg, conceded three goals from 23 shots and had a success rate of 87 percent. Spectators: 13,797. Stars of the match: 1. Varlamov, 2. Horvat, 3. Nelson (all NY Islanders).
Seattle – Toronto 1:5 (1:3, 0:1, 0:1)
Goals: 4. Dunn – 25. and 53. Matthews, 5. Giordano, 8. Tavares, 13. Liljegren. Shots on goal: 27:33. Spectators: 17,151. Stars of the match: 1. Matthews, 2. Marnew, 3. Samsonov (all Toronto).
Pittsburgh – Tampa Bay 7:3 (1:2, 6:0, 0 :1)
Goals: 4. D. O'Connor, 27. Malkin, 36. Crosby, 37. Blueger, 38. Carter, 39. Zucker, 40. Dumoulin – 17. Cirelli, 19. Kučerov, 48. Point. Shots on goal: 36:29. Spectators: 17,691. Stars of the match: 1. Malkin, 2. Dumoulin, 3. Blueger (all Pittsburgh).
Arizona – Nashville 2:6 (1:2, 1:1, 0:3)
Goals: 6 . Gostisbehere, 28. Schmaltz – 23. and 47. Josi, 10. Trenin, 14. Duchene, 44. Novak, 59. Glass. Shots on goal: 28:34. Spectators: 4600. Stars of the match: 1. Josi, 2. Duchene (both Nashville), 3. Schmaltz (Arizona).
NY Rangers – Los Angeles 5:2.(1:0, 2:1, 2:1)
Goals: 23. and 24. Trocheck, 14. Lafreniere (Chytil), 43. Panarin, 46. Zibanejad – 39. Arvidsson, 42. M. Roy. Shots on goal: 22:27. Spectators: 18,006. Stars of the game: 1. Trocheck, 2. Fox, 3. Trouba (all NY Rangers).
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Canadian NHL Scoring:
|7.||E. Karlsson||(San Jose)||60||77||(19+58)|
|8.||E. Pettersson||(Vancouver)||57||(28+47)||9.||J. Hughes||(New Jersey)||55||74||(36+38)|
|134||D. Kubalík||(Detroit)||57< /td>||37||(16+21)|
1. McDavid (Edmonton) 48 goals, 2. Pastrňák (Boston) 42, 3. T. Thompson (Buffalo) 40, 4. Rantanen (Colorado) 38, 5. Kaprizov (Minnesota) 37, 6. J. Hughes (New Jersey), Draisaitl (Edmonton) , Point (Tampa Bay), Horvat (NY Islanders) all 36, 10. J. Robertson (Dallas) 35, …46. Nečas (Carolina) 23, 71. Caught(NY Rangers) 19