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Draisaittl cheers with Edmonton Oilers – Penguins collect home defeat
The Edmonton Oilers remain on the road to success in the still-young NHL season. In a 5-2 success at the NY Islanders James Neal was the outstanding actor on the ice, but also Leon Draisaitl made his contribution. The Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins were able to defend their snow-white vest, while the Pittsburgh Penguins with Dominik Kahun received a surprise home defeat.
Third win in the third game for the Edmonton Oilers: With 5: 2 (2: 1, 2: 0, 1: 1), the team from Canada also prevailed at the New York Islanders. This was mainly due to James Neal, who recorded four goals in his career for the first time. But that’s not all. With six goals in the first three NHL games, the 32-year-old striker also created a new franchise record. But Leon Draisaittl convinced with two assists, bringing the 23-year-old German now six assists in the statistics. Connor McDavid even managed three assists for the Oilers, who last came in the 2008/09 season with three wins from the starting block.
Greiss can excel despite bankruptcy – Bergmann succeeds first Assist
The hosts from New York were in the third game despite the second failure Thomas Greiss distinguished. The German came on at the score of 0: 4 for starting-goalie Semyon Warlamow first time in the game and turned in 31:14 minutes of play seven of the eight shots on his chest.
NHL rookie Lean Bergmann has to wait for points with his San Jose Sharks. With 2: 5 (0: 1, 1: 1, 1: 3), the Sharks lost to the Nashville Predators, but the match will remain unforgotten for the 21-year-old. Finally, Bergmann put on the intermediate goal to 2: 4 on and was able to celebrate his first point scorer in the best ice hockey league in the world. Only a small consolation, because the still pointless team from California has equalized with the recent defeat of the worst start of the season’s club history from the season 1993/94 and continue in the Western Conference, the bottom of the table.
San Jose could be reduced to 1: 2 by Evander Kane at the end of the second period, but in the final round the Predators drew 4: 1 thanks to Kyle Turris and Filip Forsberg.
Surprising home crash for Penguins against Winnipeg
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins are not getting going yet. The five-time champions with national striker Dominik Kahun in his ranks conceded an unexpected 1: 4 (1: 2, 0: 2, 0: 0) flapping in front of a home crowd against the Winnipeg Jets. The second in the third game. It brought superstar Sidney Crosby the penguins after 32 seconds in front. Maybe the penguins should try it with the innovative t blade in the future. Behind this is a skate system for skates from Germany, which has also been used by former German NHL greats such as Jochen Hecht, Dennis Seidenberg, Marcel Goc or Christian Ehrhoff.
With success in Pittsburgh, Winnipeg has meanwhile ended a long dry spell, triumphing for the first time since 2006 and after 18 unsuccessful attempts (14 failures) in Pittsburgh.
Carolina equalizes own start record
On cloud nine are the Carolina Hurricanes on the way, who defended their white jacket with the 6: 3 victory over the Florida Panthers. Four starter victories, the franchise had previously succeeded only in the 1995/96 season when they still played as the Hartford Whalers. Man of the match was James Reimer of all people. The goalie had switched from the Panthers to Carolina only in the summer and brought his former teammates with 47 Saves to despair.
Ryan Dzingel opened the shoot-out for Carolina with a brace for Carolina, with Jordan Staal, Teuvo Terevainen, Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho in the lead. Already at the beginning of the second third, the visitors were clearly 5-0 in front. For the home side from Florida, Keith Yandle, MacKenzie Weegar and Evgenii Dadonov were only able to operate on cosmetic results.
Dallas & LA Kings make first wins over overtime
The Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings, on the other hand, have been able to celebrate their first season successes. The stars from Texas prevailed in a foreign hall at the Washington Capitals with 4: 3 after extra time. Tyler Seguin was responsible for the decisive goal after 43 seconds in overtime. The Capitals made in the regular season until 30 seconds before the sounding of the final siren by Nicklas Backstrom the interim 3: 3 equalizer.
The Kings were also forced into the extra layer in a duel with the Calgary Flames, where Drew Doughty scored the 4: 3 goal after 50 seconds in a power play. The visitors from Los Angeles looked like the winner after just 24 minutes, with a clear 3-0 win over Tyler Toffoli, Sean Walker and Ilya Kovalchuk. But Calgary did not give a hasty punch and beat Matthew Tkachuk’s double and a Noah Hanifin goal. Nevertheless, the Canadians end up with empty hands.
In another NHL game, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 away, earning their third win in the third game. The Boston Bruins also remain without loss of points and drove with the close 4: 3 against the Vegas Golden Knights in the domestic T-Mobile Arena the third win of the season.