The New York team Islanders and Rangers predicted in October to attend a heavy season, but both teams are in the final game when about a quarter has been played. In derby Islanders won Rangers and took their eighth straight derbyseger. Anthony Beauvillier – Valtteri Filppula – Leo Komarov was Icelanders best chain in the 7-5 victory.
Rangers were in New York's derby against Icelanders looking for their third straight victory and it started well. When the watch stopped at 5:35, Rangers had taken the lead by 2-0.
Eventually, the goals set out for the home team and Islanders had turned 0-2 to 5-3 before the second period break. At the same time, Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist gave up after releasing 5 of 17 shots on goal.
Rangers got a sniff on a receipt at the end but Cal Clatterbuck set the point for it all with his 7-5 goal in empty cage.
New success chain
New York Islanders are pulled with injury problems in the case of Casey Cizikas, Andrew Ladd and Matt Martin missing.
Anthony Beauvillier, who scored 16 points for 1 + 0 = 1 points, now got the chance in the third chain with Valtteri Filppula and Leo Komarov and succeeded directly for 21-year-olds who scored 3 + 1 = 4 points. He still has a good deal up to last season's 21-goal listing.
"I just tried to have fun and play the same way I usually," he said according to NHL.com.
Komarov celebrated his new chain mate.
He is a brilliant player. Although Beauvillier has not done so many goals, he is working hard every day. The targets will come sooner or later, "the Finn said.
Filppula was noted for 0 + 3 = 3 points and Komarov for 1 + 1 = 2. The first assistant was Filppula's 300th in the NHL career. In the plus / minus statistics, both Finns landed on the +3 mark.
Islanders took their eighth straight derby victory against Rangers and scored 22 points after 18 matches. The distance to Washington Capitals in the final game is now up to three points. Despite the loss, Rangers is still in the playoffs.
Florida did not get it to sargat Columbus
Florida Panthers won the second match against Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki and afterwards won four straight matches in North America.
It started well against Columbus Blue Jackets who missed goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovskij as attacking star Artemi Panarin due to illness.
In the first period break, it stood 2-0 to visiting Florida but Columbus turned to 3-2 in six minutes.
Florida he acknowledged 3-3 before the second period break but at the beginning of the third, Columbus made a new move. When 54:51 had been played, it was already 7-3 on the scoreboard and the match was over.
Aleksander Barkov failed to extend his four-match long scoreboard despite playing most of Florida's striker (19:57). Mike Hoffman, on the other hand, scored points and made exactly one point in all 14 straight matches.
In Florida's plus / minus protocol, Jonathan Huberdeau was noted for his modest balance -6.
Finns featured in Columbus. Joonas Korpisalo scored 40 out of 43 puckers and Markus Hännikäinen scored despite playing for nine minutes. Hännikäinen's happy destination celebration was drawn to social media.
Columbus (24 points) consolidates his leadership in the Metropolitan Division, while Florida (who has played sparingly) has five points up to the final play in the East.
Heavy start of the Pittsburgh season
Pittsburgh Penguin's Nightmare Start was given an extension. Brayden Point in Tampa Bay Lightning dropped almost on his own Pittsburgh when he scored a hat trick in the course of 91 seconds.
The first goal came at the end of the first period (19:57) and the other two at the start of the second (20:41 and 21:28). It is the second fastest hat trick in NHL's modern era (40 years), only Derek King in New York Islanders has been faster. He needed only 78 seconds in October 1991. Bill Mosienko's record from 1952 is 21 seconds.
Yanni Gourde made the 4-3 victory in powerplay when 47:56 had been played and with victory, Tampa Bay retains the lead in the East.
Namnstarka Pittsburgh is second in the East and only 17 points after 17 played matches. The distance to the final game line is five points.
– We have refurbished the chains in an attempt to get started the game. We had some quality chances but failed to score goals, "said Pittsburg chief coach Mike Sullivan according to NHL.com.
In the upcoming matches, Pittsburgh will be able to finish without his great star and captain Sidney Crosby who is injured. He is reported to be back in about a week.
Even Tampa Bay Lightning got boring news got in front of the match: Former goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky is injured and probably gone for many weeks. Louis Domingue will now wear a heavy load in Tampa.
Koivu victory architect
Mikko Koivu continues to take charge and was noted for 1 + 2 = 3 points when Minnesota Wild defeated Vancouver Canucks by 6-2.
The 35-year-old lands now at 4 + 12 = 16 points after 18 games played.
In Minnesota, six different players stood for the goalkeeper. Mikael Granlund received an assistance for Eric Staals's 4-1 goal.
Michael's brother Markus Granlund in Vancouver scored the last goal (6-2) in the match.
After a brilliant start, Vancouver has now lost four matches in a row, losing positions in the pursuit of a playoff place. At present, 22 points are still enough for 21 matches to a place above the line.
Minnesota continues to impress and has 26 points in 19 battles. Only Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning at 27 points have home-made more points.
The article is being updated …
Pittsburgh – Tampa Bay 3-4
PIT: Olli Määttä 0 + 0 = 0, +1, 18:21
PIT: Juuso Riikola – not taken out
NY Islanders – NY Rangers 7-5
NYI: Valtteri Filppula 0 + 3 = 3, +3, 15:32
NYI: Leo Komarov 1 +1 = 2, +3, 16:12
Columbus – Florida 7-3
CBJ: Markus Hännikäinen 1 + 0 = 1, +1, 8:53
CBJ: Joonas Korpisalo 40/43 rescues
CBJ: Markus Nutivaara 0 + 1 = 1, +2, 19:41
FLA: Aleksander Barkov 0 + 0 = 0, -3, 19:57
FLA: Juho Lammikko 0 + 0 = 0, -1, 12:11
Philadelphia – New Jersey 0-3
PHI: Jori Lehterä – not taken out
NJD: Sami Vatanen 0 + 0 = 0, +1, 09:14
Ottawa – Detroit 2-1
Minnesota – Vancouver 6-2
MIN: Mikael Granlund 0 + 1 = 1, +1, 15:59
MIN: Mikko Koivu 1 + 2 = 3, +1, 16:13
FROM: Markus Granlund 1 + 0 = 1, +/- 0, 18:53
Calgary – Montreal 2-3
CGY: Juuso Välimäki 0 + 0 = 0, +/- 0, 15:27
MTL: Jesperi Kotkaniemi 0 + 1 = 1, +1, 13:26
MTL: Artturi Lehkonen 1 + 0 = 1, +1, 16:11
MTL: Antti Niemi – Reserve Goalkeeper
Arizona – Nashville 2-1
NSH: Pekka Rinne 21/23 rescue
NSH: Miikka Salomäki 0 + 0 = 0, +/- 0, 07:01
NSH: Juuse Saros – Reserve Goalkeeper
San Jose – Toronto 3-4 (in the second period)
SJS: Joonas Donskoi 0 + 0 = 0
SJS: Antti Suomela 0 + 0 = 0
TOR: Kasperi Kapanen 2 + 0 = 2
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