NHL match Columbus – New Jersey. Pictured from the left are Kirill Marchenko and Czech forward Ondřej Palát in Columbus on February 14, 2023.
New York – Forwards David Pastrňák and Pavel Zacha helped the Boston hockey players win over the home team with a goal and an assist. Dallas 3:2 in overtime. The setup of the duel between the leading teams of both NHL conferences was ended by Pastrňák, the second best scorer of the competition after the event, which was started by Zacha. David Krejčí also scored an assist in the match. In Tuesday's program, Ondřej Palát prepared the winning goal for New Jersey in the duel with Columbus.
Boston sent Taylor Hall into the lead in the 11th minute, who ended Hampus Lindholm's individual action. The second assist on Hall's goal was scored by Krejčí, who improved his season tally to 43 points. Dallas turned the score around in the first half of the match, but Zach equalized in the third period. The Czech forward got to the puck after a play between Pastrňák and Brandon Carl and sent the match into overtime with a shot into the top corner of the goal.
In it, he and Pastrňák switched roles. After combining with Zacha and Charlie McAvoy, the Czech gunner got to the puck on the edge of the left circle for a throw-in and scored the 39th goal of the season. After a successful evening, Zacha reached the limit of 37 points and broke his personal record from last season.
“There was great hockey from both sides. Both teams knew what to expect from each other, and the match looked like that. We made two mistakes that the opponent was able to take advantage of. Even with the unfavorable conditions, we came back to the game and came away with the win. To turn the game around against a team like Dallas is great for us,” said Pastrňák, who is with 74 Canadian points the fifth most productive player in the league.
New Jersey defeated Columbus 3:2 and won the fourth of the last five duels. The Devils decided against the NHL's worst team two seconds before the end of normal playing time, when defenseman Ryan Graves made his mark after Palát's assist. “When I went on the ice, I knew there were 25 seconds left. As time was ticking, I felt the end was coming, so I went in front of the goal. Normally I would have stayed at the blue line, but luckily I made up my mind and was I'm rewarded with a goal,” said Graves.
Palát scored in the fourth game in a row and scored 14 points in New Jersey. Goalkeeper Vítek Vaněček made 31 saves in the Devils' win and extended the streak to twelve games with a point gain. Only one goalkeeper in the club's history managed to pick up at least a point in more consecutive games. He was the legendary Martin Brodeur, who even recorded a fourteen-game streak three times in his career.
Winnipeg goalkeeper David Rittich was also happy about the victory, as he made 27 saves in a 3:2 win after separate raids over Seattle. The native of Jihlava improved his record to nine wins from 13 games, and thanks to his contribution, the Jets are in second place in the Western Conference with a two-point loss to the leader Dallas.
Rittich fulfills the role of a reliable number two behind Connor Hellebuyck, and after unsuccessful engagements in Toronto and Nashville, he repays the confidence of the coaches with quality performances. “David only found out about his start in the morning before the game and he confirmed his class again. In every game he starts, he makes a great catch. He is a great boy in the booth who is constantly working on himself and does exactly what we need him to do in the games ,” coach Rick Bowness praised the 30-year-old goalkeeper.
Aleksandar Georgiev started in Colorado's goal against Tampa Bay. The Russian goalkeeper was given priority over Pavel Francouz and covered 32 shots in the replay of the last Stanley Cup final. Despite his performance, the reigning champions lost to the Lightning 3:4 after separate raids and lost a valuable point in the fight for promotion to the playoffs.
Petr Mrázek also remained only on the substitutes' bench, whose Chicago lost to Montreal clearly 0:4. Jaxson Stauber started the fourth game in the NHL, but his 27 hits were not enough to win. Ottawa goalkeeper Kevin Mandolese had a successful debut among the overseas elite, who stopped 46 shots by the New York Islanders and led the Senators to a 3-2 win after separate raids.
The Carolina hockey players also rejoiced at the 3:2 win. The Hurricanes won on the ice of Washington and won outside their arena for the fifth time in a row. Martin Nečas came out empty-handed for the second time in a row. Tomáš Hertl did not score either, whose San Jose lost to Pittsburgh 1:3.
Statistics of Tuesday's NHL games:
Montreal – Chicago 4:0 (1:0, 0:0 , 3:0)
Goals: 9. J. Barron, 46. Armia, 51. Savard, 52. Dvorak. Shots on goal: 31:22. Spectators: 21,105. Stars of the match: 1. Drouin, 2. Savard, 3. Matheson (all Montreal).
Washington – Carolina 2:3 (1:1, 1:2, 0:0)
Goals: 20. Oshie, 27. Snively – 15. Burns, 23. Stastny, 32. Noesen. Shots on goal: 36:30. Spectators: 18,573. Stars of the match: 1. Noesen (Carolina), 2. Snively (Washington), 3. Andersen (Carolina).
Columbus – New Jersey 2:3 (1 :1, 1:1, 0:1)
Goals: 20. J. Gaudreau, 25. A. Boqvist – 11. Šarangović, 21. Bratt, 60. Graves (Palate). Shots on goal: 33:32. Vítek Vaněček he caught the entire game for New Jersey, allowed two goals on 33 shots and had a 93.9 percent save percentage. Spectators: 15,840. Stars of the match: 1. Graves (New Jersey), 2. Boquist (Columbus), 3. Vanček (New Jersey).
NY Islanders – Ottawa 2:3 by myself raids (0:0, 1:1, 1:1 – 0:0)
Goals: 26. Pulock, 48. Nelson – 38. and decisive sam. raid Stützle, 44. B. Tkachuk. Shots on goal: 48:34. Spectators: 15,134. Stars of the match: 1. Mandolese, 2. Stützle, 3. B. Tkachuk (all Ottawa).
Winnipeg – Seattle 3:2 after sam. raids (0:0, 1:2, 1:0 – 0:0)
Goals: 28. Wheeler, 50. Dubois, decisive sam. raid Scheifele – 34. Hayden, 40. McCann. Shots on goal: 40:29. David Rittich caught the entire match for Winnipeg, he conceded two goals from 29 shots and had a 93.1 percent save success rate. Spectators: 14,237. Stars of the match: 1. Grubauer (Seattle), 2. Lowry, 3. Morrissey (both Winnipeg).
Dallas – Boston 2:3 in overtime. (1:1, 1:0, 0:1 – 0:1)
Goals: 14. Hintz, 25. J. Robertson – 11. Hall (Krejčí strong>), 51. Zacha (Pastrňák), 64. Pastrňák (Zacha). Shots on goal: 31:37. Spectators: 18,532. Stars of the match: 1. Ullmark (Boston), 2. Oettinger, 3. J. Robertson (both Dallas).
Colorado – Tampa Bay 3:4 after sam . raids (1:0, 1:1, 1:2 – 0:0)
Goals: 1. Lehkonen, 27. MacKinnon, 43. Malgin – 34. Kučerov, 41. Cirelli , 45. Namestnikov, decision-maker himself. raid Stamkos. Shots on goal: 46:35. Spectators: 18,072. Stars of the match: 1. Stamkos, 2. Kučerov (both Tampa Bay), 3. Byram (Colorado).
St. Louis – Florida 6:2 (1:0, 2:1, 3:1)
Goals: 12th and 21st B. Schenn, 33rd Leddy, 50th O'Reilly , 50. Kyrou, 58. Barbashev – 39. Luostarinen, 54. Verhaeghe. Shots on goal: 28:36. Spectators: 18,096. Stars of the match: 1. B. Schenn, 2. Binnington, 3. Barabashev (all St. Louis).
San Jose – Pittsburgh 1:3 (0: 1, 0:1, 1:1)
Goals: 56. Meier – 32. and 60. Guentzel, 6. Rakell. Shots on goal: 39:28. Spectators: 13,534. Stars of the game: 1. DeSmith, 2. Crosby (both Pittsburgh), 3. Dell (San Jose).
|8 .||Montreal||54||23||4||27||148: 194||50|
|1.< /td>||Carolina||53||35||8||10||178:144< /td>||78|
|4 .||Minnesota||53||28||5||20||159: 154||61|
|6.< /td>||St. Louis||53||25||3||25||168:192||53|
|2.||Los Angeles||55||30||7||18||184:185< /td>||67|
Canadian Scoring NHL:
|3.||Kučerov||( Tampa Bay)||53||78|
|6.||E. Karlsson||(San Jose)||55||73||(18+55)|
|7.||J . Robertson||(Dallas)||55||(34+37)||8.||T. Thompson||(Buffalo)||52||69||(35+34)|
|9.||J. Hughes||(New Jersey)||50||67||(35+32)|
|63 .||Hertl||(San Jose)||53||47||(15+32)|
|135 .||D. Kubalík||(Detroit)||51||34||(14+20)|
1. McDavid (Edmonton) 42 goals, 2. Pastrňák (Boston) 39, 3. J. Hughes (New Jersey), T. Thompson (Buffalo) both 35, 5. Rantanen (Colorado), Horvat (NY Islanders), J. Robertson (Dallas) all 34 , 8. Point (Tampa Bay), Scheifele (Winnipeg), Ovechkin (Washington) all 32, …43. Nečas (Carolina) 21, 55. Caught (NY Rangers) 19, 93. Hertl (San Jose) 15