Hertl had a hockey stick decision at the end of the third period as he circled the goal and tried to insert the disc behind goalkeeper Antti Raant, but at the last moment the disc fell off the stick and he failed.
The decision was made from the 62nd minute of the game. Shortly after the end of the power play, Hertl Raanta surprised with an angle shot, the Finnish goalkeeper only sat back in the Czech center, who more than once found a loner Vladislav Barabanov, for whom it was no problem to hit a half – empty target. Thanks to the fifth assist of the season with 12 points, the offspring of Prague Slavia was the third Czech goalscorer in third place.
Only David Pastrňák from Boston and Voráček, who collected 15 points at the same time, are better than Hertl. Voracek could have returned to the Boston Gunner, but he didn’t make it into the Buffalo shootout. Born in Kladno, he received nothing for the second time in a row. Columbus led Jack Roslovic (2 + 1) and Max Domi (1 + 2) to their third win in the last four games with three points.
“I think our team played a great game today. Jack played great, it’s great to see he’s rewarded for his efforts. He didn’t do as well as he wanted at the start of the season, but it’s hockey. I’m glad he broke it today ”, praised Domi Roslovice. The center of the fourth formation scored the first two goals of the season and was declared the main star of the game.
Troy Terry’s series of points ended in sixteen games, the American striker in the game against Nashville only made it for the second time of the season. The Anaheim ice hockey players lost 3-2 to the Predators without Terry’s contribution and recorded their second consecutive defeat after a winning streak of eight games.
“When I’m on the ice, I don’t think about a series. Apparently she should have finished, I’m almost relieved, ”said Terry. “It will now be important to show that it was no accident. I have to build on the proven performances and prove that it is not just a point line, ”added the 24-year-old US striker.
In the Predators goal, Juuse Saros had priority over David Rittich, who took turns in the last game in Montreal after collecting five goals. The Finnish goalkeeper showed a more reliable performance against Anaheim and 29 hits helped Nashville win. Jakov Trenin hit the Predators in the 53rd minute.
Pittsburgh, in which Dominik Simon played almost ten minutes, won 3-1 at Winnipeg and scored its third win in a row. Colorado also got two points and beat Ottawa 7-5 without the injured Czech Martin Kaut and Pavel the French. Zach Sanford’s hat trick wasn’t enough to win the Senators over.
In a duel between two Western Conference teams, St. Louis on Heimeis Vegas 5-2. Blues five goals turned the unfavorable stand to 0: 2.
|Colorado – Ottawa 7:5 (2:2, 1:1, 4:2)|
|Goals: 14th and 43rd Makar, 1st Nicushkin, 34th D. Toews, 50th Rantanen, 59th Newhook, 60th Kadri – 13th, 37th and 45th Sanford, 20th tooth, 42nd Norris. Shots on goal: 40:21. Attendance: 16,706. Match stars: 1st Makar (Colorado), 2nd Sanford (Ottawa), 3rd Kadri (Colorado).|
|Buffalo – Columbus 4: 7 (2: 2, 2: 3, 0: 2)|
|Goals: 4th and 30th Thompson, 20th Girgensons, 25th Cozens – 9th and 15th Roslovic, 24th and 60th Gavrikov, 21st O. Bjorkstrand, 21st Domi, 60th Kuraly. Shots on goal: 33:29. Attendance: 7978. Match stars: 1. Roslovic, 2. Domi (both Columbus), 3. Thompson (Buffalo).|
|Nashville – Anaheim 3:2 (1:0, 1:1, 1:1)|
|Tore: 13. Johansen, 36. Mikael Granlund, 53. Trenin – 26. Rakell, 44. Drysdale. Torches: 35:31. Spectators: 17,159. Match Stars: 1. Johansen, 2. Trenin, 3. Mikael Granlund (all Nashville).|
|Winnipeg – Pittsburgh 1:3 (1:0, 0:1, 0:2)|
|Goals: 11th Toninato – 35th Zucker, 44th D. Heinen, 58th Güntzel. Shots on goal: 31:36. Spectators: 13,570. Match Stars: 1st Jarry (Pittsburgh), 2nd Hellebuyck (Winnipeg), 3rd D. Heinen (Pittsburgh).|
|St. Louis – Vegas 5:2 (3:2, 1:0, 1:0)|
|Goals: 11th R. O’Reilly, 12th Bozak, 13th Faulk, 22nd Saad, 50th Mikkola – 1st Stephenson, 7th R. Smith. Shots on goal: 31:34. Spectators: 18.096. Match Stars: 1st Faulk, 2nd Binnington, 3rd R. O’Reilly (all St. Louis)|
|San Jose – Carolina 2-1 after extra time (0-0, 0-1, 1-0-1-0)|
|Tore: 44. Labanc, 62. Barabanov (Hertl) – 22. A. DeAngelo. Shots on goal: 27:23. Spectators: 10,970. Match Stars: 1st Reimer, 2nd Barabanov (both San Jose), 3rd Raanta (Carolina).|