Czech hockey forward Filip Chytil helped the New York Rangers to a 5-3 win on the Los Angeles ice with two assists to build his collection to eight points. In Game 2 on Tuesday, Buffalo beat Montreal 7-2 to sp an eight-game losing streak. Jeff Skinner scored five points with two goals and three assists, Tage Thompson scored four points.
The first period of the match, “Los Angeles” – “Rangers” has developed better for the hosts, “Kings”, which after half a minute of the game brought forward Kevin Fiala. Gabriel Vilardi made it 2-0 in the seventh minute. However, the Rangers did not give up the missed balls and turned the tide in the second period. Chytil played a big role in this, setting up the first and third goals.
In the 23rd minute, the 23-year-old center attacked defender Braden Schneider at the blue line and cut the score to 1-2 with a wrist shot. Chytil made his second breakthrough late in the second period as Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko blocked Kelvin Petersen to make it 3-2 for his fourth goal of the season.
In the third period, the Kings equalized thanks to Sean Walker, but the ending belonged to Chris Kreider. The Rangers won 5-3 with two goals. The team from New York won for the second time in a row and moved to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Kings have lost the fourth of their last five games but are still ranked third in the West.
The game in Montreal started at a frantic pace, less than a minute away, and Buffalo were leading 2-0 after goals from Rasmus Dalin and John Jason Peterka. At 2:57, the score was already 3-1, the Sabers first scored three goals from Alex Tach, then Cole Cofield cut it.
The Sabres’ three goals in the first 2 minutes and 13 seconds was the seventh fastest start of a game in NHL history. The record belongs to hockey players from Washington who scored three goals in a minute and 21 seconds in the 1986/87 season.
“We scored an early goal and started believing in ourselves. After that we just kept going at the set pace and the goals kept coming. We ended up deploying quite a few of them,” Thompson boasted. “Those quick shots made the rest of the game a lot easier for us,” Kreider added.
In the second period, both teams added one goal each, but the third belonged to the guests again. Hockey players “Buffalo” scored three goals and became the champions of the season.
Skinner confirmed that he is doing well in Montreal. His five-point performance followed up last year’s game when he destroyed the Cadiens at Bella Central with four goals and an assist. He became the first player to score five points more than once on the Montreal ice.
Home: 02:57. Cofield, 33:57. Moghan
Guests: 00:35. Dalin, 00:52. Peterka, 02:13. Tuh 31:21. J. Skinner, 43:48. Yokiharyu 46:39. T. Thompson, 54:26. J. Skinner
Home: Allen (Montembo) – Edmundson (A), Matheson, Saward, Goulet, Weidman, Harris – Duch, Suzuki (C), Cofield – Gallagher (A), Dvorak, Slafkowski – J. Anderson, Mohan, Dadonov – Army, Evans, Pecetta.
Guests: K. Anderson (Luukkonen) – Dalin (A), Samuelsson, Jokiharju, Power, Lyubushkin, Bryson – Tuch, T. Thompson, J. Skinner – Peterka, Cozens, Quinn – V. Olofsson, Mittelstadt, Hinostroza – Jost, Girgensons ( A) Asplund.
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Home: 00:35. Purple, 06:01. Vilardi, 46:12. S. Walker
Guests: 22:22. Schneider, 32:01. Trochek, 38:44. Kakko, 47:06. Crider, 59:10. Crider
Home: Petersen (Quick) – M. Anderson, Doughty (A), Edler, M. Roy, Moverare, S. Walker – Fiala, Kopitar (C), Kempe – Moore, Dano (A), Arvidsson – Vilardi, Lizotte, Grundstrem – Anderson-Dolan, Kupari, Kaliev.
Guests: Six (Halak) – K. Miller, Trumpet (K), R. Lindgren, Fox, Zach. Jones, Schneider – Kreider, Zibanejad (A), Vesey – Parin, Trochek, Goodrow (A) – Lafrenière, Chitil, Kakko – Bleu, Carpenter, Gauthier.
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