Washington hockey players with Zden Chár and Richard Pánik lost in the NHL game in Pittsburgh and claimed their fourth loss in a row. Capitals took the lead in the 6th minute thanks to the goal of the returnee in the team of Yevgeny Kuznetsov, but in the end they fell after the result 3: 6.
Chára played in the Capitals jersey 14:16 min, at least this season. He recorded two consults, the same number of shots on goal and points, Pánik spent 10:56 min on the ice, he presented himself with two shots.
The first credit in the triumph of Penguis was the first attack composed of Bryan Rust, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. Rust scored two goals and added assistance, which was his jubilee position in his profilig career. Guentzel scored three points (1 + 2) and Captain Crosby two (1 + 1).
The “Penguins” also won their third match with the Capitals this season, beating them for the first time in regular time. For the fifth time in history, they won the first five home games of the season.
“I think we did a solid job. We fought hard. But it was definitely not perfect for us, “Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan told the NHL website.
In addition to Kuznetsov, the Czech winger Jakub Vrána also returned to the Washington squad from the covid list, who also scored.
“It simply came to our notice then. In a shortened season, each point counts. We can’t lose matches in this way, we have to better prepare for the next one, “said Vrána.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday night.
The hero of Vegas Fleury
In the second match, the Vegas Colorado defeated 1-0. The only goal of the match was Max Pacioretty. In addition, the Golden Knights triumph was most significantly signed by goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury, who destroyed all 30 shots of Colorado players.
In addition, the goalkeeper of Marc-Andre Fleury signed the Golden Knights triumph, who eliminated all 30 shots of Avalanche players. He recorded his second clean sheet of the season and a total of 63 in his profilig career.
“It was fun. It’s great that we were able to subdue such a strong team as Colorado. It’s great feelings, but I already feel a little tired in my legs, “said Fleury, who caught the third duel in four days.
The Knights needed only 13 games for their tenth victory of the season, surpassing the record from their premier year in the NHL, in which they reached this goal in the 16th duel.
Colorado returned to the competition carousel after a coronavirus break, during which he had to postpone five meetings. It played its first match since February 2.
However, it still could not start in full force, it still has the defender Samuel Girard and the attackers Gabriel Landeskog and Tyson Jost on the covid list, Pavel Francouz, Cale Makar, Erik Johnson and Matt Calvert are also missing due to injuries.
“Our heads are already in the right place, but our legs still don’t work. They are not yet fully operational after a long break. We know we are able to perform better, “said Avalanche coach Jared Bednar. Even 23 successful interventions by the German goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer were not enough for the guests to gain points.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – WASHINGTON CAPITALS 6:3 (2:1, 2:2,
Goals: 11. Rust (Matheson, Crosby), 12. Tanev (Ceci, Ruhwedel), 27. Rust (Letang, Guentzel), 31. Guentzel (Rust, Ceci), 59. Aston-Reese (Letang, Jarry), 60. Crosby (Guentzel) – 6. Kuznetsov (Schultz, Eller), 24. Crow, 38. Bäckström (Ovečkin, Carlson). Goalkeepers: Jarry – Vaněček, shots on goal: 38:31.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS – COLORADO AVALANCHE 1:0 (0:0, 1:0,
Goal: 22. Pacioretty (Whitecloud). Goalkeepers: Fleury – Grubauer, shots on goal: 24:30.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by hokej.pravda.sk.
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