NHL game Toronto – Montreal, February 18, 2023. From right, David Kämpf of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Jesse Ylonen of the Montreal Canadiens.
New York – Forward Martin Nečas decorated his first NHL outdoor start with three points for a goal and two assists and helped the Carolina hockey players to a 4-1 win over Washington. He earned the man of the match award for it. Toronto's David Kämpf and Pavel Zacha also scored in Saturday's overseas league program, securing Boston's 6:2 win over the New York Islanders. His teammate David Pastrňák scored his 300th career assist and scored his 75th point of the season.
Carolina handled her premiere in the open air excellently. In front of nearly 57,000 spectators, the Hurricanes led from the third minute, when Jesperi Kotkaniemi opened the scoring after a combination between Nečas and Teuv Teräväinen. “It was a special moment, the first outdoor goal in the history of the organization. The game as a whole had a special touch. If we never get a chance to play away in the future, it would not matter because today was special for us,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour described .
The home team added the remaining three goals in the second period. First Paul Stastny came through and then came Nečas's moments. In the 29th minute, the Czech forward made a power play from the edge of the left circle and increased the difference to three goals. At 31:17, he presented the puck to Teräväinen in front of an empty goal and scored three points in one game for the third time this year.
“I think none of us will forget tonight. I personally enjoyed every second. I tried to concentrate on the match, but the fans and all the excitement around me didn't allow it. I played under the open sky for the first time. I'm glad that I could celebrate the win at the premiere,” said the twenty-four-year-old Nečas, who improved his record for the season to 22 goals and 29 assists and for the first time in his career he surpassed the fifty-point mark.
Nečas holds the second place behind Pastrňák in the productivity of Czech hockey players. The native of Havířovsk prepared the opening goal for Jake DeBrusk in the match against the Islanders and with a balance of 39+36 holds the fifth place in the Canadian scoring of the competition. He reached the goal of 300 assists in the 565th game in the NHL. In the club's history, only four players have done it faster, among them is David Krejčí, who had to play five games less than Pastrňák.
In the 39th minute, Zacha also entered the statistics, and with his thirteenth goal of the season, to 6:1. The center of the fourth formation Trent Frederic flashed with two hits.
Boston won for the third time in a row, has 89 points after 55 games and continues to dominate the entire NHL. At home, the Bruins made up for the loss to Washington and got back on a winning streak. They have not scored on their own ice only twice so far this year and are the best in the league on it. “Before the season, we said that we would like to make our arena a fortress, and I think we are succeeding. After the hesitation in the last home match, we wanted to return to honest hockey, which brings us points in the season. I think we are they played a good game today,” said goal and assist writer Nick Foligno.
Kämpf made his mark after 27 games. In the 55th minute, he sealed Toronto's 5-1 victory over Montreal with a header into an open goal. Michael Bunting scored two goals in the battle between two traditional Canadian clubs, the Maple Leafs hold fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit forward Filip Zadina scored the third point in the sixth game after injury. The Pardubice native scored the equalizer in the match against Seattle to make it 1:1, but his assist was not enough to extend the Red Wings' winning streak to six games. Home Seattle won 4-2 and moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings. Detroit is twelfth in the Eastern Conference and three points short of the playoff spots.
Filip Chytil helped the New York Rangers to at least a point from the Calgary ice with a recording and extended the collection in the season to 35 points. After seven wins, his team lost 2-3 in overtime, but extended the point streak to ten games.
The match against Los Angeles did not go well for goalkeeper Karl Vejmelk, who conceded five goals in the opening 16 minutes and made way for Connor Ingram. . The Coyotes, with a substitute goalkeeper, were able to tie the game at 5:5 and took the game to separate raids. They did not succeed in them, but scored in the eighth game in a row.
Vítek Vaněček, on the other hand, contributed 29 saves to New Jersey's 5:2 win over Pittsburgh. Ondřej Palát played almost 17 minutes in the Devils' third attack and was scoreless for the second time in a row.
Nashville – Florida 7:3 (3:2, 2:0, 2:1)
Goals: 3. and 49. Novak, 13. Duchene, 16. R. Johansen, 28. Sissons, 37. Josi, 55. Trenin – 8. Cousins, 13. M. Tkachuk, 50. Reinhart. Shots on goal: 26:33. Spectators: 17,823. Stars of the match: 1. Josi, 2. McDonagh, 3. Novak (all Nashville).
St. Louis – Colorado 1:4 (0:1, 1:1, 0:2)
Goals: 36. Blais – 28. and 50. Byram, 17. Rantanen, 43. Nichuskin. Shots on goal: 20:33. Spectators: 18,096. Stars of the match: 1. Byram, 2. Rantanen, 3. MacKinnon (all Colorado).
Boston – NY Islanders 6:2 (3:0, 3:1, 0:1)
Goals: 18. and 32. Frederic, 3. DeBrusk (Pasternák), 10. N. Foligno, 29. Bergeron, 39. Zacha – 27. Palmieri, 54. M. Martin. Shots on goal: 27:28. Spectators: 17,850. Stars of the match: 1. Frederic, 2. Foligno, 3. DeBrusk (all Boston).
Pittsburgh – New Jersey 2:5 (1:1, 0:2, 1:2)
Goals: 4th and 55th Malkin – 29th and 58th Hischier, 5th Mercer, 24th Hamilton, 49th Bratt. Shots on goal: 31:43. Vítek Vaněček caught the entire match for New Jersey, scored two goals from 31 shots and had a success rate of 93.5 percent. Spectators: 18,427. Stars of the match: 1. Hischier (New Jersey), 2. Malkin (Pittsburgh), 3. Mercer (New Jersey).
Dallas – Columbus 1:4 (0:1, 1:0, 0:3)
Goals: 27. Dellandrea – 18. L. Foudy, 46. A. Boqvist, 56. Olivier, 59. E. Robinson. Shots on goal: 29:36. Spectators: 18,532. Stars of the match: 1. Korpisalo, 2. Boquist (both Columbus), 3. Dellandrea (Dallas).
Toronto – Montreal 5:1 (0:0, 3:1, 2:0)
Goals: 26. and 39. Bunting, 34. Engvall, 44. Nylander, 55. Kämpf – 21. Josh Anderson. Shots on goal: 42:30. Spectators: 19,535. Stars of the match: 1. Bunting, 2. Sandin, 3. Engvall (all Toronto).
Carolina – Washington 4:1 (1:0, 3:0, 0:1)
Goals : 3. Kotkaniemi (Nečas), 26. Stastny, 29. Nečas, 32. Teräväinen (Nečas) – 51. Wilson. Shots on goal: 35:25. Spectators: 56,961. Stars of the match: 1. Nečas, 2. Teräväinen, 3. F. Andersen (all Carolina). The match was played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
Seattle – Detroit 4:2 (1:1, 2:0, 1:1)
Goals: 17. and 23. Eberle, 40. Oleksiak, 45. Tolvanen – 20. P. Suter (Zadina), 58. Larkin. Shots on goal: 26:23. Spectators: 17,151. Stars of the match: 1. Eberle, 2. Grubauer, 3. Beniers (all Seattle).
Calgary – NY Rangers 3:2 in overtime. (2:0, 0:1, 0:1 – 1:0)
Goals: 1. Mangiapane, 1. Kadri, 62. Backlund – 37. Tarasenko, 53. Lafreniere (Caught ). Shots on goal: 32:20. Spectators: 19,206. Stars of the match: 1. Mangiapane, 2. Markström (both Calgary), 3. Trocheck (NY Rangers).
Vancouver – Philadelphia 6:2 (1:1, 2:1, 3:0)
Goals: 15th and 34th Beauvillier, 59th and 60th E. Pettersson, 22nd Kuzmenko, 51st Di Giuseppe – 16th Braun, 38th Frost. Shots on goal: 23:37. Spectators: 18,779. Stars of the match: 1. E. Pettersson, 2. Beauvillier, 3. L. Schenn (all Vancouver).
Vegas – Tampa Bay 5:4 (4:2, 0:1, 1:1)
< p>Goals: 9th and 18th Marchessault, 7th Howden, 15th Theodore, 59th N. Roy – 7th Namestnikov, 7th Stamkos, 25th Perry, 60th Bellemare. Shots on goal: 26:24. Spectators: 18,317. Stars of the match: 1. Marchessault, 2. Theodore, 3. McNabb (all Vegas).
Los Angeles – Arizona 6-5 after sam. of raids (5:1, 0:1, 0:3 – 0:0)
Goals: 8th and 16th Fiala, 10th Kopitar, 12th Lizotte, 15th M. Roy, decider himself . Kempe raid – 36 and 41. Keller, 10. J. Brown, 48. Boyd, 48. Fischer. Shots on goal: 37:32. Karel Vejmelkahe caught 15 minutes and 48 seconds for Arizona, conceded five goals on 14 shots and had a save success rate of 64.3 percent. Spectators: 18,230. Stars of the match: 1. Fiala (Los Angeles), 2. Keller (Arizona), 3. M. Roy (Los Angeles).
San Jose – Buffalo 2:4 (1:1, 1:1, 0:2)
Goals: 17. J. Svečnikov, 32. Barabanov – 4. Cozens, 27. Power, 50. J. Skinner, 59. Tuch. Shots on goal: 35:31. Spectators: 17,562. Stars of the match: 1. J. Skinner, 2. Luukkonen (both Buffalo), 3. Lorentz (San Jose).
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