Overtime bankruptcy for Kühnhackl’s penguins – Draisaitl stumbles
The German NHL pros experienced an evening of oblivion. Tom Kühnhackl takes an overtime bankruptcy and Leon Draisaitl makes an unhappy figure.
The two national ice hockey players Leon Draisaitl and Tom Kühnhackl, together with their teams in the NHL, have suffered scant defeats.
Draisaitl (22) lost with the Edmonton Oilers against the San Jose Sharks 3:4 after extra time, with Kühnhackl (26) and Pittsburgh Penguins also beating the New York Rangers 3:4 in the overtime.
While the penguins, with 85 points in second place in the Metropolitan Division’s standings, are still clearly on track for playoff, the championship round is becoming more and more likely to take place without the Oilers. After his second defeat in a row, the five-time Stanley Cup winner with 65 points is only third last in the west.
Draisaitl had an unfortunate evening. The native of Cologne was not involved in any of his team’s goals, but he was on the ice with three conceding goals – including the decisive one. Before Tomas Hertl’s winning goal, Draisaitl had bluffed the puck. Kühnhackl, who stood on the ice for just over eight minutes and barely made an appearance, was more inconspicuous.
Without the German defender Korbinian Holzer, Anaheim Ducks defeated Vancouver Canucks 3-0. With 82 points, the Californians can continue to hope for playoff participation.