Minnesota Wild goaltender Fleury saved all 28 shots by Seattle Kraken players to help his team to a 1-0 road win that ended the Kraken’s 5-game winning streak. The Seattle team became the Canadian goaltender’s 28th career shutout in an NHL game.
This is Fleury’s first shutout of the season and 72nd overall in the regular season. The famous “Flower” has played the most matches among current goalkeepers in the league, and is in 12th place in the all-time standings. Last night, he also got his 526th win in the regular season. Only Martin Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551) record more in NHL history.
The victory of “Dziki” in Seattle was decided by a goal, which was scored by Norwegian Mats Zuccarello Aasen in the 19th minute of the match. The team from St. Paul won the 2nd meeting in a row after losing 2 times in a row. Kraken paid the players for their loss 0: 4 at home last Thursday.
Dean Evason’s players, after winning in Seattle, have 15 points on their account and in the central division table they are in 4th place, losing to the Colorado Avalanche team with the same score, which played 2 games below.
The Kraken team, which joined the league since the beginning of last season, ended the longest winning streak in its short history, because they had never won 5 games in a row before. However, his status on the table still looks good. 18 points puts him in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.
Highlights of the game:
Pittsburgh Penguins beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4: 2 away. Brock McGinn scored the game-winning goal early in the third period, Yevgeny Malkin had one shot and one assist, and Jake Guentzel and Jason Zucker also scored. McGinn scored the winning goals for the “Penguins” in two consecutive games. This victory followed a streak of 7 defeats. The team from Pittsburgh, however, is still a playoff in the capital division. Before the game, tributes were paid to this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame inductees: Daniel Alfredsson, Roberto Luongo, Riikka Sallinen, brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the late Herb Carnegie. The pre-match ceremony was also attended by Börje Salming – the first Swede to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996 and the most successful defenseman in Toronto Maple Leafs history. Salming is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurological disease that has left him unable to speak.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans congratulate terminally ill Börje Salming:
It was hot in Washington that night as the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1. There were three fights in the match, and the referees awarded both teams a total of 79 penalty minutes. The player of “Stołeczne”, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel, received a penalty of the match for attacking the head of Cala Foote, which caused the first team line on the surface, and the second reason was the attack of the Lightning player of Ross Colton with a stick. John Carlson. Capitals forward Anthony Mantha completed Gordie Howe’s hat trick with a goal, assist and fight, clubmate Sonny Milano scored 2 goals and an assist, and Alyaksiej Protas and Conor Sheary also scored. Home goaltender Darcy Kuemper contributed to the win with 28 saves. Milano, who started this season without a club and joined the AHL after signing a contract with the Capitals, scored the first goals for the Washington team. Serving his first single, Carlson became the first defenseman in club history to score 600 points in the NHL. The team from the capital of the United States was not led from boxing by the first coach Peter Laviolette, who found himself under the protocol of COVID-19. He was replaced by assistant Kevin McCarthy. Lightning star Nikita Kuczerowa’s 11-game point streak has ended.
Team conflict between Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning:
The San Jose Sharks snapped a 5-game losing streak and left last place in the Pacific Division standings. “Sharks” won 5: 4 Dallas Stars away. 18 shots were enough to score 5 goals, because Stars goalkeeper Jake Oettinger, who saved only 13 shots, was not very successful in returning to the game after injury. Aleksandr Barabanov, Logan Couture, Tomáš Hertl and Timo Meier all had a goal and an assist, and Evgeni Swiecznikow also scored. Meier scored in the fifth game in a row. The team from California in the third period led 5-2 and lost 2 goals, but managed to save the victory. Coach David Quinn picked up his 100th win as the NHL’s first regular season coach. In the second half there was a fight between the captains. After Stars player Ty Dellandrea was attacked by Logan Couture, Jamie Benn took the final step in the boxing match. So Couture recorded “Gordie Howe’s hat trick”. The Sharks now have 11 points and move from last to last, 7th place in the Pacific division. The Dallas “Stars” are in 2nd place in the Central Division. They have the same number of points as the leading Winnipeg Jets, but have played 2 more games.
Captain Brawl – Jamie Benn vs. Logan Couture: