NHL: Avalanche further flawless
The Colorado Avalanche are still without defeat in the NHL play-offs, but had to stretch quite a bit for the quarter-final start against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday (MESZ). Josh Manson, who had already been involved in the meantime, hit 2-1, scored 3: 2 (0: 1, 2: 0, 0: 1) after 8:02 minutes.
Blues goalkeeper Jordan Binnington had previously parried 51 shots. Nico Sturm stood on the ice with the hosts for eight minutes and stayed without a goal participation.
The best preliminary team in the league, the Florida Panthers, lost, Game 1 of her derby series in the Eastern Conference against Tampa Bay clearly 1: 4 (1: 0, 0: 1, 0: 3). Nikita Kucherov and Corey Perry each collected goal and template in the defending champion’s away win, who knew how to convince in the first duel of the two hot candidates without the injured attacker Brayden Point.
draisaitl probably fit for “Battle of Alberta” start
Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers will deal with the Calgary Flames from Wednesday evening (local time). For the first time since 1991, the Play-Offs leads to the so-called “Battle of Alberta” of the two teams from the Canadian province. According to coach Jay Woodcroft, Draisaitl should be ready for use despite an injury to the leg, even if he last had to expose the training. The fourth quarter -final duel contest the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers.