The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6: 3 (2: 1, 1: 1, 3: 1) in their season opener.
Blugers spent 12 minutes and 14 seconds on the pitch, of which one minute and 35 seconds were in the minority. He threw twice, once used force and won 29% of the throw, and finished the match with a +/- factor of -1.
Although “penguin” Mark Jankowski scored the first goal of the season in the sixth minute of the match, it was Joel Fereby’s star hour. He has four (1 + 3) performance points in the winning races of this match, with two more players accumulating two performance points, and Carter Hart winning 31 Pittsburgh throws in the goal.
“Penguins”, who reached two more draws, accumulated two points (1 + 1) in the ranks of Dzankowski and Brandon Teneiv.
On Thursday, the season will start with the Blue Jackets of Columbus, represented by goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikkin and Matiss Kivleniek, as well as Buffalo’s Sabers, who will not be able to be assisted by striker Zemgus Girgenson this season due to injury. The Sharks team will also start the season in San Jose on Thursday, with striker Rudolf Balcers returning just now.
Last season, the regular championship ended prematurely on March 11, with hockey players also acknowledging the strength of the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, the League and Players Association (NHLPA) agreed that the season would resume in August, with 12 teams from each conference in the bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton playing an expanded Stanley Cup tournament.
The season ended on September 28, when Tampabay’s Lightning final series secured a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars and the Rogers Place Arena in Edmonton raised the Stanley Cup overhead. “Lightning” won the prestigious trophy for the second time in the history of the club.
NHL commissioner Gary Batman initially wanted the hockey player to return to the ice on December 1, but in early October he postponed the tentative start date for the season a month ahead. In December, a few days before Christmas, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to start the season on January 13.
Usually, in the NHL regular championship, the teams play 82 matches, but this season, until May 8, the teams will play 56 matches. The tight schedule and the risks of Covid-19 have led the teams to expand the range of players available to them, including the creation of a taxi squad for each of their units. These are hockey players who will be with the first team on a regular basis and will not be able to play in the American Hockey League (AHL) in parallel. Kivlenieks is also among them.
Also, in order to avoid frequent travel and not to cross the US-Canada border, four divisions have been established on a regional basis. In the regular championship, the team will play matches only within its own divisions. The main tournament will take place in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western divisions, where each will have its own sponsor.
In addition to the Penguins and Sabers, the Eastern Division will also feature the Boston Bruins, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Washington Capitals. The Central Division, along with the Blue Jackets, will feature Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning.
In the West, the Sharks will face the Anaheim Ducks, the Arizona Coyotes, the Colorado Avalanche, the Los Angeles Kings, the Minnesota Wild, the St. Louis Blues and the Vegas Golden Knights. Finally, in the Northern or Canadian division, without Latvians yet, the forces will be measured by Calgary “Flames”, Edmonton “Oilers”, Montreal “Canadiens”, Ottawa “Senators”, Toronto “Maple Leafs”, Vancouver “Canucks” and Winnipeg “Jets”.
The four best teams in each division will qualify for the Stanley Cup, continuing the series to four wins per unit in the knockout tournament.
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