NHL match Chicago – Boston. Pictured from left, Czech forward David Krejčí, Czech forward David Pastrňák and Ian Mitchell in Chicago on March 14, 2023.
New York – Forward Tomáš Hertl did not prevent San Jose hockey players from losing 5:6 to Columbus in overtime with two assists in Tuesday's NHL game. Even Boston's Pavlo Zacha's goal, which fell after the action of David Krejčí and Pastrňák, was not enough for the victory. The Bruins lost 3-6 in Chicago and did not score for the second time in a row. Martin Nečas, the second most productive Czech in the NHL, assisted on Carolina's second goal and helped win 5:3 over Winnipeg.
Hertl had a hand in San Jose's first two goals. At the beginning of the ninth minute, he joined the action before the opening goal, which was scored by Alexandr Barabanov from the stop. The Prague native scored the second point in the middle of the game, when he set up William Eklund's first goal in the NHL. Hertl reached the threshold of 55 points (19+36) this year and is the third most productive Czech in the league.
Johnny Gaudreau scored the victory for Columbus in the 65th minute. The American forward scored a total of five points for two goals and three assists in the match and improved his season tally to 62 points. “I'm happy to score more than one goal in a long time and help win,” Gaudreau said after his first five-point night in the NHL.
Despite the win, the Blue Jackets remain the worst team in the entire league. On San Jose, which fell to the bottom of the Western Conference, but loses only two points.
Chicago moved ahead of the Sharks after a surprising win over Boston. The Blackhawks took the scalp of the NHL leader thanks to a well-managed third period in which they scored four goals.
When, at the beginning of the third period, Zach ended the cooperation with Krejčí and Pastrňák with his 17th goal of the season and put Boston in the lead 3:2, it seemed that the reigning champion of the year would come up with another win. But the Blackhawks were against it and not long after that they turned the score around with two goals within three minutes and ended up being the favourites. Chicago won only the second game out of the last nine, Boston did not score in the third of four duels.
Pastrňák had a great opportunity at 58:36 to dramatize the end of the match. With the score at 3:5, he played a penalty shot, but during a forehand bluff, the puck went off his blade and he didn't even get to the end.
Petr Mrázek also had a bad match. Although the Czech goalie covered all 16 Bruins shots in 29 minutes on the ice, just before the half of regular time, he had to give up his place in the goal area to substitute Alex Stalock with a 1-0 score just before halftime.
“He has recovered from an injury that he has already worked on twice during the season, but apparently it shouldn't be anything serious. We withdrew Peter more for preventive reasons so that he doesn't injure his prone groin even more,” explained Chicago coach Luke Richardson.
Carolina took over after two losses and became independent in the second place of the Eastern Conference. They are nine points behind leaders Boston. The match did not go well for the Czech goalkeeper David Rittich, who conceded four goals from 24 shots in the Winnipeg goal and caught with a success rate of 83.3 percent.
Vítek Vaněček didn't do well either. He received four goals from 30 attempts and did not prevent New Jersey's 1:4 home loss to Tampa Bay. Ondřej Palát faced Tampa for the first time in his career. The attacker, who won two Stanley Cups in the jersey of the Florida team, played 16 minutes and threatened goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky once.
“We didn't play a great game. It shouldn't happen, but it is what it is. We play again on Thursday against Tampa, so we have a chance to respond quickly to today's performance,” said Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler.
The best team Western Conference Vegas beat Philadelphia 5-3 to extend its lead to three points as second-place Dallas lost 2-5 in Vancouver. The Los Angeles hockey players reached the Stars. The Kings beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to win their sixth of their last seven games.
New Jersey – Tampa Bay 1:4 (1:1, 0:3, 0:0)
Goals: 6. Severson – 17. Cirelli, 29. Hagel, 34. Killorn, 40. Kučerov. Shots on goal: 11:30 p.m. Vítek vaneček caught the entire game for New Jersey, conceding four goals from 30 shots and had a success rate of 86.7 percent. Spectators: 15,622. Stars of the match: 1. Hagel, 2. Kucherov, 3. Cirelli (all Tampa Bay).
NY Rangers – Washington 5:3 (3:1, 1:1, 1:1)
Goals: 5th and 15th Zibanejad, 19th P. Kane, 25th Trouba, 58th Vesey – 15th Aube-Kubel, 33rd Irwin, 52nd Dowd. Shots on goal: 36:31. Spectators: 17,467. Stars of the match: 1. Zibanejad, 2. P. Kane, 3. Sheštorkin (all NY Rangers).
Philadelphia – Vegas 3:5 (0:1, 1:2, 2:2 )
Goals: 29. Sanheim, 49. Seeler, 51. Frost – 22. and 59. Barbashev, 9. Dorofeev, 32. Blueger, 44. Marchessault. Shots on goal: 30:33. Spectators: 17,192. Stars of the match: 1. Marchessault (Vegas), 2. Frost (Philadelphia), 3. Barabashev (Vegas).
Pittsburgh – Montreal 4:6 (2:4, 2:0, 0:2)
Goals: 1st and 39th Guentzel, 5th Malkin, 31st Letang – 6th Hoffman , 8. Ylönen, 12. Gurjanov, 20. Edmundson, 44. Richard, 60. Jos. Anderson. Shots on goal: 43:21. Spectators: 17,185. Stars of the match: 1. Richard (Montreal), 2. Guentzel, 3. Letang (both Pittsburgh).
Carolina – Winnipeg 5:3 (1:0, 2:1, 2:2 )
Goals: 29. and 60. Kotkaniemi, 5. Slavin, 21. Skjei (Nečas), 50. Drury – 21. DeMelo, 45. Ehlers, 56. Niederreiter. Shots on goal: 25:24. David Rittich spent 58 minutes and 51 seconds for Winnipeg, conceded four goals from 24 shots and had a success rate of 83.3 percent. Spectators: 18,680. Stars of the match: 1. Kotkaniemi, 2. Skjei, 3. Drury (all Carolina).
San Jose – Columbus 5:6 in overtime. (1:1, 2:3, 2:1 – 0:1)
Goals: 8. Barabanov (Hertl), 31. Eklund (Hertl), 40. Couture, 46. Labanc, 52. Knyžov – 13. and 65. J. Gaudreau, 26. and 38. Jenner, 22. K. Johnson, 43. L. Foudy. Shots on goal: 32:47. Spectators: 10,127. Stars of the match: 1. J. Gaudreau (Columbus), 2. Couture (San Jose), 3. Jenner (Columbus).
Chicago – Boston 6:3 (1:0, 1: 2, 4:1)
Goals: 44th, 57th and 60th T. Raddysh, 15th Entwistle, 37th Joey Anderson, 47th Katchouk – 35th H. Lindholm, 40. Frederic, 44. Zacha(Krejčí, Pasternák). Shots on goal: 29:42. Spectators: 20,188. Stars of the match: 1. T. Raddysh, 2. Katchouk, 3. Joey Anderson (all Chicago).
Edmonton – Ottawa 6:3 (2:2, 3:0, 1:1 )
Goals: 13. and 37. Draisaitl, 3. Ryan, 26. Nugent-Hopkins, 40. Bjugstad, 58. McDavid – 19. and 46. Stützle, 7. B. Tkachuk. Shots on goal: 33:32. Spectators: 18,347. Stars of the match: 1. Draisaitl (Edmonton), 2. Stützle (Ottawa), 3. Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton).
Vancouver – Dallas 5:2 (2:0, 1:2 , 2:0)
Goals: 2. Di Giuseppe, 6. Kuzmenko, 32. Beauvillier, 45. Brisebois, 57. J. Miller – 21. W. Johnston, 40. Jamie Benn. Shots on goal: 19:27. Spectators: 18,794. Stars of the match: 1. Brisebois, 2. Boeser, 3. J. Miller (all Vancouver).
Arizona – Calgary 4:3 in overtime. (1:1, 1:1, 1:1 – 1:0)
Goals: 10th and 43rd Keller, 21st Maccelli, 64th Boyd – 9th Backlund, 23 .Duehr, 55. Huberdeau. Shots on goal: 25:45. Spectators: 4600. Stars of the match: 1. Keller, 2. Boyd, 3. Hayton (all Arizona).
Los Angeles – NY Islanders 5:2 (0:1, 4:1, 1 :0)
Goals: 22. Lizotte, 27. Doughty, 28. Iafallo, 33. Moore, 60. Byfield – 12. Engvall, 38. Pageau. Shots on goal: 37:28. Spectators: 15,989. Stars of the match: 1. Lizotte, 2. Arvidsson, 3. Gavrikov (all Los Angeles).
Nashville – Detroit 2:1 (0:0, 1:0, 1:1)< /strong>
Goals: 31. Sherwood, 43. Novak – 58. Chiasson. Shots on goal: 16:29. Spectators: 17,644. Stars of the game: 1. Sherwood, 2. Saros, 3. Novak (all Nashville).
|4 .||Florida||67||33||7||27||229: 226||73|
Canadian NHL scoring:
|9.||E. Karlsson||(San Jose)||68||85||(20+65)|
|145 .||D. Cube||(Detroit)||66||39||(18+21)|
1. McDavid (Edmonton) 56 goals, 2. Pastrňák (Boston) 46, 3. Draisaitl (Edmonton) 44, 4. Rantanen (Colorado), Point (Tampa Bay) both 43, 6. T. Thompson (Buffalo) 42, 7. Kaprizov (Minnesota), J. Robertson (Dallas) both 39, 9. Scheifele (Winnipeg) 38, 10. J. Hughes (New Jersey) 37, …51. Nečas (Carolina) 25, 93. Caught (NY Rangers), Hertl (San Jose) both 19.