Insanity in Chicago: Nine goals in the first third!
Dominik Kahun and the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated an important victory in the fight for play-off spots in the NHL – and what a victory! The horn went on 15 times, 5:4 after the first third.
8:7 was the score after 60 minutes for the Blackhawks in the duel with the Ottawa Senators. The score was 5:4 after the first third, with German international Dominik Kahun with his 19th goal of the current season and his 30th scorer point in the meantime 2:2 by Alex DeBrincat (6th minute) also appeared in the box score.
The 21-year-old DeBrincat convinced with three goals and two goals in the home win of his team. For Chicago it was the ninth success from the past eleven games. With 59 points, the Blackhawks are currently one point behind the last wildcard place in the Western Conference. Ottawa (49 points), who had already led 2:0 after 2:40 minutes, came close in the final phase from 5:8 to 7:8 (55th), but it was not enough to win.
Avalanche wins without Grubauer
The Colorado Avalanche won 3:0 (1:0, 1:0, 1:0) against Vegas Golden Knights without German national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer. The 27-year-old Rosenheimer did not play in the home win of the Avs. His goalkeeper colleague Semyon Varlamov booked the second shutout of the current season after 40 parades. Colorado has 57 points.
Joe Thornton: First hat-trick since 2010
Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks did a remarkable job at the 5:6 after extra time against the Boston Bruins. The 39-year-old scored his first hat-trick since October 2010 (5-2 against New Jersey). After his third goal at 5-4 6-28 minutes from time, the Sharks seemed to be on course for victory, but conceded a late goal by Chris Wagner and a 5-6 overtime goal by Charlie McAvoy. Both teams stand at 78 points.
With 47: Jagr back on the ice
Two-time Stanley Cup winner Jaromir Jagr has returned to the ice in his Czech homeland after a one-year break due to various injuries. Jagr (47) was on the clock for HC Kladno on Monday, while the former international was left without a scorer point in a 2-0 draw against AZ Residomo Havirov. The 13-time NHL Allstar is the owner of the second league team Kladno. The exceptional player had left the NHL after the 2017/18 season and returned to his former club. Most recently, Jagr – as Olympic Champion, World Champion and NHL Champion member of the so-called Triple Gold Club – played for the Calgary Flames in North America.
NHL of Monday, February 18th
Calgary Flames – Arizona Coyotes 5-2
Columbus Blue Jackets – Tampa Bay Lightning 1:5
Chicago Blackhawks – Ottawa Senators 8:7
Colorado Avalanche – Vegas Golden Knights 3:0
Los Angeles Kings – Washington Capitals 2:3
San Jose Sharks – Boston Bruins 5:6 n.V.