Draisaitl towering at Oilers Peat Festival
Leon Draisaitl celebrates a peat festival against the Carolina Hurricanes with the Edmonton Oilers. For two other German NHL pros the match day is less successful.
Led by national player Leon Draisaitl, the Edmonton Oilers celebrated a peat festival in the NHL. On Wednesday night, the Canadians defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 away.
Draisaitl was the outstanding man: the striker not only scored his 23rd goal, but also his third. goals of the season, but also scored three more goals.
The playoff chances of the Oilers, however, remain dwindling. Last year’s quarter-finalist is 17 points behind a wildcard ticket in nine outstanding matches in the NHL main round.
Should Edmonton actually miss the playoffs, this would at least be good for the German national team. Draisaitl could then from the beginning at the World Cup in Denmark (4th place). till 20. (NHL tables).
Meanwhile, Draisaitl’s national team mates Tobias Rieder and Tom Kühnhackl are likely to make it into the NHL championship round, even if they both lose.
While Rieder lost with the Los Angeles Kings against the Winnipeg Jets 1:2 after extra time, Kühnhackl and Master Pittsburgh Penguins surprisingly lost against the New York Islanders around the German defender Dennis Seidenberg with 1:4. However, Kings and Penguins are second and third in the play-off race (NHL schedule and results).