Palát decided to win Tampa in overtime, Voráček took two assists


New York – Czech hockey striker Ondrej Palat helped Tampa Bay to win over Detroit 7: 6 in overtime with two goals. Radek Faksa, whose Dallas defeated the New York Rangers 3: 2 in the setting, also scored in Thursday’s NHL program. Jakub Voráček took part in Columbus’ high victory over Arizona with two assists. The premiere recordings in the new year were made by Filip Zadina from Detroit and Dominik Simon from Pittsburgh. Goalkeeper Petr Mrázek did not finish due to injury.

Tampa Bay did not enter the match in Detroit well. In the 14th minute, Dylan Larkin sent Red Wings to the lead after Zadina and Fabbri. At the beginning of the second period, Tyler Bertuzzi added two goals, but before the half of the match Tampa got back into the game Palát, who with a shot overcome the goalkeeper Alexe Nedeljkovice without preparation.

Defenders of the Stanley Cup reduced to 3: 4 by the end of the second period, but Detroit did not throw away the collected goals. Red Wings took the three-goal lead back in 47 minutes, thanks to Vladislav Naměstnikov, and it seemed that they would run out for the first win of the year. However, Lightning hockey players managed the end of the match better. They managed to equalize with three goals in the last seven minutes and in the time of 62:43 he decided with his second goal in the match Palát. The Czech forward was chosen as the first star of a goal-rich match.

“The boys in the locker room have a winning mentality. We have shown several times that we can handle such matches. It is important that we were able to win after a failed first match,” said Tampa coach Jon Cooper.

In the renewed competition premiere in the Columbus jersey, Voráček continued the successful preparation and with two assists participated in a high 8: 2 win over Arizona. Comeback to the NHL became bitter to striker Dmitry Yashkin, who returned to the NHL in a Coyotes jersey after two years spent at Dynamo Moscow.

Voracek waited fourteen minutes for the first point in the old-new workplace. The Czech center played a power play against the defender Zach Werenský, who found Oliver Bjorkstrand in front of the goal and increased the Danish forward to 2: 0.

The Herning native scored two goals in the match, to which he added two assists, and was the main architect of Columbus’ high victory. “It’s not a bad start,” Bjorkstrand said. “But we must not be satisfied. It was a bit of a strange match, the opponent held the puck a lot, but we scored goals,” added the Danish wing.

Arizona’s new coach André Tourigny judged the unsuccessful match soberly. “I don’t think the score would match the game. Yes, we had defenses in the defense, at some point we stopped playing, but our game performance was better than the score suggests. “

Faksa’s first goal of the year helped Dallas win on the NY Rangers’ ice. In the 27th minute, the Czech center cleared the rebound into the goal and sent the Stars to lead 2: 0. The Rangers managed to erase the two-goal deficit and led the match to extra time, which was decided by Miro Heiskanen in favor of the Stars.

Simon scored the second Canadian point in the second match after returning to Pittsburgh. In the power play, the Czech forward prepared the Penguins opening goal for Danton Heinen. Pittsburgh, who had to do without Yevgeny Malkin and Sidney Crosby, eventually failed to win the opening duel and lost to Florida 4: 5 in overtime.

The premiere in the Toronto jersey did not come out to the goalkeeper Petr Mrázek. The Ostrava native collected three times in the first third and had to take turns after forty minutes due to a groin injury. Despite two goals in the final part, Toronto lost to Ottawa 2: 3.

Seattle hockey players are celebrating their first win in history. Kraken helped 4: 3 over Nashville with two goals by Brandon Tanev.

NHL Thursday Match Stats:

Ottawa – Toronto 3:2 (3:0, 0:0, 0:2)

Goals: 9. Tierney, 19. Ennis, 20. Formenton – 44. Spezza, 49. W. Nylander. Shots on goal: 36:48. Petr Mrázek caught in Toronto for 40 minutes, collected 3 goals from 26 shots and had a success rate of 88.5 percent. Attendance: 15,159. Match stars: 1. A. Forsberg, 2. Ennis (oba Ottawa), 3. Spezza (Toronto).

Florida – Pittsburgh 5: 4 in overtime (1: 0, 1: 2, 2: 2 – 1: 0)

Branky: 10. a 62. Verhaeghe, 54. a 56. Ekblad, 24. Duclair – 32. D. Heinen (D. Simon), 39. J. Carter, 49. Guentzel, 49. Rodrigues. Shots on goal: 39:47. Attendance: 14,308. Match stars: 1. Ekblad, 2. Verhaeghe (oba Florida), 3. J. Carter (Pittsburgh).

Columbus – Arizona 8:2 (2:0, 3:1, 3:1)

Goals: 1. Texier, 15. and 32. O. Bjorkstrand (on the first Voracek), 21. Jenner, 35. Bean (Voracek), 45. Werenski, 49. Domi, 59. Nyquist – 22. Strälman, 57. Keller. Shots on goal: 26:38. Attendance: 17,813. Match stars: 1. O. Bjorkstrand, 2. Merzlikins, 3. Domi (all Columbus).

Buffalo – Montreal 5:1 (2:0, 2:1, 1:0)

Goals: 7. Okposo, 18. Girgensons, 38. V. Olofsson, 40. Bjork, 45. Tage Thompson – 30. Ch. Wideman. Shots on goal: 36:31. Attendance: 8467. Match stars: 1. Okposo, 2. Girgensons, 3. Craig Anderson (všichni Buffalo).

Carolina – New York Islanders 6:3 (2:1, 2:2, 2:0)

Goals: 10. and 60. A. Svečnikov, 14. Fast, 27. Martinook, 32. Niederreiter, 52. T. Teräväinen – 8. Barzal, 21. B. Nelson, 35. A. Lee. Shots on goal: 41:28. Attendance: 18,680. Match stars: 1. A. Svečnikov, 2. T. Teräväinen, 3. Niederreiter (all Carolina).

New York Rangers – Dallas 2: 3 in overtime (0: 1, 2: 1, 0: 0 – 0: 1)

Branky: 29. A. Fox, 36. Kreider – 20. Peterson, 27. Fax, 62. M. Heiskanen. Shots on goal: 33:26. Attendance: 17,173. Match stars: 1. M. Heiskanen (Dallas), 2. A. Fox (NY Rangers), 3. Holtby (Dallas).

Detroit – Tampa Bay 6: 7 in overtime (1: 0, 3: 3, 2: 3 – 0: 1)

Branky: 21., 28., 33. a 45. Bertuzzi, 14. Dylan Larkin (Zadina), 48. Namestnikov – 29th and 63rd Chambers, 36. and 37. Stamkos, 54. Colton, 57. Kučerov, 58. Killorn. Shots on goal: 26:48. Attendance: 19,515. Match stars: 1. Palát (Tampa Bay), 2. Bertuzzi (Detroit), 3. Killorn (Tampa Bay).

Nashville – Seattle 3:4 (1:2, 1:1, 1:1)

Goals: 4. Tolvanen, 25. Josi, 60. Mikael Granlund – 18. and 59. B. Tanev, 16. McCann, 30. Wennberg. Shots on goal: 30:26. Attendance: 17,159. Match stars: 1. Wennberg, 2. McCann (oba Seattle), 3. Tolvanen (Nashville).

Los Angeles – Vegas 6: 2 (2: 1, 2: 0, 2: 1)

Goals: 20th, 31st and 56th Kopitar, 14th D. Brown, 24th Danault, 42nd Doughty – 9th Theodore, 56th Dadonov. Shots on goal: 47:25. Attendance: 16,589. Match stars: 1. Kopitar, 2. Doughty, 3. Iafallo (all Los Angeles).

Canadian NHL Scoring:

1. Kopitar (The Angels) 1 5 (3+2)
2. Stamkos (Tampa Bay) 2 5 (2+3)
3. Hedman (Tampa Bay) 2 5 (0+5)
4. Bertuzzi (Detroit) 1 4 (4+0)
5. O. Bjorkstrand (Columbus) 1 4 (2+2)
Ovechkin (Washington) 1 4 (2+2)
7. Doughty (The Angels) 1 4 (1+3)
8. Kucerov (Tampa Bay) 2 4 (1+3)
9. Letang (Pittsburgh) 2 4 (0+4)
10. A. Candlesticks (Carolina) 1 3 (2+1)
22. Palát (Tampa Bay) 2 2 (2+0)
40. Simon (Pittsburgh) 2 2 (1+1)
45. Voracek (Columbus) 1 2 (0+2)
70. Fax (Dallas) 1 1 (1+0)
D. Kubalík (Chicago) 1 1 (1+0)


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