Oilers with Draisaitl miss respect success
After their victory over the Florida Panthers, the Edmonton Oilers are back on the ground. They lose to Tampa Bay.
Ice hockey star Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers have missed a success in the NHL. The team of the exceptional German player lost 3-1 to Tampa Bay Lightning and is also on the verge of a play-off. While Tampa Bay were the second team in the North American professional league to secure their place in the final round, the Oilers are almost hopelessly trailing ten games and 17 points in the Western Conference (NHL tables).
Goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer suffered a setback with the Washington Capitals. With the Philadelphia Flyers it set a clear 3:6, which could not prevent Grubauer with 29 parades. For the first time since the beginning of February, the last outstanding Rosenheimer, who was again preferred to Canadian world-class goalie Braden Holtby, scored more than three goals in one game. Washington nevertheless remains at the head of the Metropolitan Division in the East.
For Tampa Bay, who is considered one of the favourites for the Stanley Cup, the Russian Nikita Kutscherow was the decisive player with two goals. Draisaitl received the most ice age of all Oilers strikers, but failed with his four shots on goal (NHL schedule and results).
In the play-off race, the New York Islanders are almost without a chance. Without goalkeeper Thomas Greiss, who was still injured, and Dennis Seidenberg, who was not considered again, there was a 3-4 draw with the Carolina Hurricanes on their own ice. Twelve points behind a place in the final round. However, Draisaitl, Greiss and Seidenberg could use it for the national team at the World Cup in Denmark (4th place). till 20. May) are available.