Dusseldorf While most Europeans are asleep, the North American professional leagues are busy. What happened that night in American football, basketball and ice hockey. Today among other things: a gala performance by NHL star Leon Draisaitl.
Ice hockey: Draisaitl with gala performance – storm hits for Minnesota
With another gala performance, ice hockey star Leon Draisaitl has put the Edmonton Oilers back on the road to success in the North American professional league NHL. One day after the setback at the Dallas Stars (1: 4), the Cologne man shone with two goals and two assists in the 5: 3 of the Canadians at the Arizona Coyotes. With 40 points, the German national player is still clearly in the lead in the scorer list.
Nico Sturm and the Minnesota Wild also reported two defeats after a brief negative run. The team around the German international prevailed 3-2 at the New Jersey Devils and consolidated their place at the top of the Central Division. Sturm scored the goal to make it 2-0 in the meantime.
Also successful was national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer, who celebrated the second victory in a row with the Seattle Kraken after the last six defeats in a row. The 30-year-old convinced the 2-1 at the Carolina Hurricanes with 35 shots blocked.
Young star Moritz Seider also won a redeeming victory with the Detroit Red Wings. With the 4: 2 against the St. Louis Blues, Seider and Co. ended their negative series and won for the first time in four games. The German international stood out of the ice for around 22 minutes.
On the other hand, Tim Stützle suffered a defeat. Despite a submission by the 19-year-old, the Ottawa Senators lost 3-6 to the San Jose Sharks.
Basketball: Durant in the top 25 top scorers
Basketball superstar Kevin Durant has risen to the top 25 scorers in NBA history. At 123: 104 in his Brooklyn Nets in the North American professional league at the Boston Celtics with national player Dennis Schröder, Durant scored 21 points and overtook his idol Allen Iverson in the leaderboard.
“It is amazing to be able to get past him on this list and to stand next to all these players at all. I just have to keep going,” said Durant. Already with his first basket that evening he made the milestone perfect. Schröder got ten points, six rebounds and six assists in the defeat of his Celtics.
Moritz and Franz Wagner also suffered a defeat. The brothers from Berlin lost to the Charlotte Hornets 99: 106 with Orlando Magic. Franz Wagner scored 16 points, Moritz Wagner had 13 points. The second win of the season, however, surprisingly celebrated the Houston Rockets, in which Daniel Theis was not used. After 15 defeats in a row, the Rockets won 118-113 against the Chicago Bulls.
Superstar LeBron James came back with a strong performance. In the first game after his suspension due to a bloody confrontation, James scored 39 points and led the Los Angeles Lakers to 124-116 against the Indiana Pacers.
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