Penguins back on track for success
Tom Kühnhackl wins with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The NY Islanders win without the injured Thomas Greiss and keep their playoff chance.
National hockey player Tom Kühnhackl has given the right answer to the recent shock with defending champions Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL. One day after the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat, the Stanley Cup champion triumphed 3-1 over Dallas Stars and regained the lead in the Metropolitan Division from Washington Capitals with goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer (plan and results of the NHL).
Top star Jewgeni Malkin made a decisive contribution to the success with one goal and two goals, and his congenial partner Sidney Crosby also made an important contribution with two assists. Kühnhackl played a good twelve minutes and was on the ice with the third Penguins goal. Pittsburgh (82 points) is just one point ahead of the capitals (83), but has already completed two more games than the capitals.
The New York Islanders kept the little hope of a play-off ticket with a 5-2 draw at the Calgary Flames alive. While goalkeeper Thomas Greiss is still missing due to an injury to the lower body, defender Dennis Seidenberg was allowed to watch again. The native Schwenninger has not played for almost a month. The Islanders are seven points behind a place that would allow them to participate in the final round and have 13 games to go (NCL tables)