There were 11 games in the Canadian-American NHL on Thursday. There were also four Slovaks in the event.
Video: Battle of January 13, 2022 (4)
TBL – VAN 4: 2
The Black Star match, the Lightning defeated the Canucks
Slovak defender Erik Černák became the second star of the match, in which he assisted in winning Tampa Bay 4: 2 over Vancouver, which for the first time under the leadership of Bruce Boudreu lost two matches in a row. Andrei Vasilyevsky made 24 interventions to make the defending champion win the fourth match of the last five. Steven Stamkos, Anthony Cirelli, Boris Katchouk hit the black line and Brayden Point the empty gate. With a 173rd power-up goal, Stamkos tied Ray Bourque and Jean Beliveau in 30th place in the NHL’s historic standings. Nikita Kučerov recorded two assists. Two-point Matthew Highmore and Tyler Motte scored goals for the Canucks, who lost the third game in the last four. Thatcher Demko left him with 17 interventions. Černák did not threaten him with a single shot. He spent 18 and a half minutes in the action, scoring a plus point and a small penalty for illegal defense. He led the match with six points and shared the lead with three blocks. However, he left the duel prematurely in the third period after the puck hit him in the ankle.
Motte scored between the legs:
Duel Stars: 1. A. Vasilevsky, 2. E. Cernak, 3. S. Stamkos (all TBL)
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NYI – NJD 3: 2
The Islanders defeated the Devils on their return from an 11-day break
Three Slovaks met in the UBS Arena and in the end only one was happy. Mathew Barzal broke the draw in the 56th minute to allow the Islanders to beat New Jersey 3: 2 and set a series of wins to three matches and a point to five. Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech also helped with the goals, with Ilya Sorokin 30. His counterpart Jon Gillies covered 22 shots at his first launch since December 19. Yegor Sharangovic and Nathan Bastian took care of the goals of the guests who lost the third match from the last four. The Slovaks did not score. Zdeno Chara played 18 and a half minutes with two shots, two points and one block. They played for New Jersey Tomas Tatar a Christián Jaroš. The former shared the lead in the match with five shots and also showed one point. He played 13 minutes and 43 seconds. Jaroš played half a minute less. He presented himself with a shot and a block.
Duel Stars: 1. A. Pelech, 2. J. Bailey, 3. Z. Parise (all NYI)
BOS – PHI 3: 2
Rask won his seasonal debut, Pastrňák scored a hat-trick
Tuukka Rask made 25 hits in his first start since June 9 last year, and David Pastrnak scored all the goals for Boston, who beat Philadelphia 3-2 and pulled a series of wins to four games. Charlie McAvoy also helped with two assists for the seventh win from the last eight duels. Cam Atkinson and Joel Farabee surpassed Raska. Atkinson also added assistance, and Keith Yandle collected two. Carter Hart covered 33 shots, but the Flyers lost the sixth game in a series.
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Duel Stars: 1. D. Pastrnak (BOS), 2. T. Rask (BOS), 3. C. Atkinson (PHI)
CAR – CBJ 0: 6
The Blue Jackets defeated the Hurricanes 6: 0
Elvis Merzlikins defused all 31 shots to lead Columbus to a smooth 6-0 win over Carolina with his second net account of the season and ninth in his career. Yegor Chinachov scored two goals, one added by Emil Bemstrom, Patrik Laine, Cole Sillinger (the trio scored within 67 seconds) and Jack Roslovic. Bemstrom and Roslovic also added after the assistance. Frederik Andersen scored four goals from 32 shots and subsequently got a chance at the Hurricane Gate debutant Jack Lafontaine, who began his year at the University of Minnesota. He faced three bullets and surrendered twice.
Great Merzlikins procedure:
Duel Stars: 1. E. Merzlikins, 2. J. Činachov, 3. J. Roslovic (all CBJ)
DET – WPG 0: 3
Copp double goal, the Jets reset the Red Wings
Connor Hellebuyck picked up his second zero of the season and 25th in his career to help Winnipeg return to the winning track with 33 interventions. Andrew Copp scored two goals before Kyle Connor, playing in front of his parents, sealed the triumph with a goal in the empty net, and the Jets succeeded in Detroit 3-0 to book the fourth victory in the last five games. The Red Wings are currently pulling a four-match series of losses. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 29 shots on Thursday. In addition to Connor, who scored 20 goals in the fifth season in a row, Hellebuyck and Copp grew up in the Detroit suburbs.
Duel Stars: 1. A. Copp, 2. C. Hellebuyck, 3. K. Connor (all WPG)
STL – SEA 2: 1
The Blues defeated the Kraken and set out the series
Robert Thomas and Pavel Bučnevič scored at the beginning of the third period to turn the situation around and decide on the win of St. Louis 2: 1 over Seattle. Ville Husso, whose out of 32 shots was only overtaken by Alex Wennberg, also helped the third win in the series and the fifth of the last six duels. Chris Driedger made 25 interventions and the Kraken lost the eighth game in a row and the 12th of the last 14. Louis, so the Blues stretched their home points series for 13 games (12-0-1), which is their third best series in history.
Duel Stars: 1. V. Husso, 2. R. Thomas, 3. P. Bučnevič (all STL)
NSH – BUF 1: 4
The Sabers ended the series with themselves and the Predators
Jeff Skinner scored two goals, including a winner, Aaron Dell made 29 strikes, and Buffalo finished a six-game losing streak with a 4: 1 triumph over form-playing Nashville. Mark Jankowski also hit black, Vinnie Hinostroz’s empty gate. Juuse Saros scored three goals from 20 shots and the Predators lost a five-match winning and a six-match point series. Their only goal was taken care of by Matt Duchene, who equalized in the power play at 1: 1. Skinner currently has 500 points in 807 NHL games.
Duel Stars: 1. J. Skinner (BUF), 2. M. Duchene (NSH), 3. A. Dell (BUF)
CHI – MTL 3: 2 PP
Kane ended his goal drought while winning over the Habs
Philipp Kurashev scored controversially in the middle of extra time, Marc-Andre Fleury performed 27 strikes and Chicago won the third match in a row when he defeated Montreal 3: 2. The winning goal had to be decided by a video assessment. Dominik Kubalík and Patrick Kane prevailed in normal playing time, Erik Gustafsson recorded two assists. Kane scored for the first time in the last 14 matches. Jeff Petry and Mike Hoffman scored goals for the Canadiens, who lost the fifth game in a row and the 12th of the last 13. Sam Montembeault left him with 28 interventions.
Controversial winning goal:
Duel Stars: 1. P. Kurashev, 2. M. Fleury, 3. P. Kane (all CHI)
CGY – OTT 1: 4
Murray picked up the first win of the season
Nick Paul scored the first two goals of the match to direct Ottawa to a 4-1 win over Calgary. Matt Murray covered 27 shots in his first win of the season, and Drake Batherson and Connor Brown also enjoyed goals. Brown also added assistance, and Alex Formenton collected two. Matthew Tkachuk scored the only Flames goal. Jacob Markström made 30 interventions. While the Senators finished a three-match loss series, Calgary lost the fourth game in a row. Murray won on the seventh attempt. The Senators were wounded in the battle by Scott Sabourin.
Duel Stars: 1. N. Paul, 2. C. Brown, 3. M. Murray (all OTT)
LAK – PIT 6: 2
The Kings defeated the Penguins thanks to quick goals in the third period
Anje Kopitar scored two goals and added an assist, Sean Durzi scored a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Quick took 27 strikes to beat Los Angeles 6-2 and win the third consecutive match and fifth of the last six. The Penguins managed to equalize in the third period to 2: 2, but then the Kings scored four goals in a row, including two in 10 seconds. Mikey Anderson and Viktor Arvidsson took care of them, after which Kopitar prevailed 73 seconds later. The two-point Dustin Brown, who broke the goal of 700 points in the NHL, was also happy with the goal. Tristan Jarry scored six goals out of 45 shots. Kris Letang and Radim Zohorn took care of the goals of his team, which stumbled for the second time in the last three duels. Letang scored in the sixth game in a row.
Duel Stars: 1. A. Kopitar, 2. M. Anderson, 3. S. Durzi (all LAK)
SJS – NYR 0: 3
Sixsons zeroed the Sharks, Schneider scored on debut
Igor Sestorkin defused all 37 shots to bring his third net account of the season and his second consecutive to the Rangers triumph 3-0 over San Jose, which lost a three-match series of wins. Chris Kreider, second debutant Braden Schneider, scored the first and final goal. Kreider also scored his first goal in a weakening in the NHL and the second was his 200th overall in his career. He reached him into the empty gate. Adin Hill left the duel with 28 interventions. Andrew Cogliano played his 1100th game in the NHL.
Video: Braden Schneider scored on his NHL debut
Duel Stars: 1. I. Šestťorkin, 2. A. Fox, 3. M. Zibanejad (all NYR)
Slovaks in action
|Z. Chara (NYI)||18:31||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|T. Tatar (NJD)||13:43||0||0||0||0||0||5||1|
|Ch. Jaroš (NJD)||13:13||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|E. Cernak (TBL)||18:33||0||1||1||+1||2||0||6|