Edmonton Ice hockey national player Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers started the new season of the North American professional league NHL with a win. At the start, the Oilers prevailed on Wednesday (local time) 3-2 after a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks.
Draisaitl had no control over the opening goal scored by Jesse Puljujärvi (17th). The Cologne native prepared the 2-0, Zach Hyman, who came from the Toronto Maple Leafs, finished (38th). In the final section, the guests put pressure on and came to an equalization before Kyle Turris turned the decisive solo effort. Draisaitl had previously forgiven.
Alexander Ovetschkin scored his career goals 731 and 732 when the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-1. He climbed to fifth place in the all-time goalscorer list. “Of course it’s a great privilege to be on this list. But as I always say: I look from game to game and from day to day, ”said the 36-year-old Russian.
In Toronto, the Maple Leafs prevailed in a traditional duel 2-1 against the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, the Colorado Avalanche won 4-2 against the Chicago Blackhawks without the German goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer, who had switched to the Seattle Kraken, the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1.
The NHL season will be played in the usual mode after the coronavirus-influenced preseason. Spectators are also allowed in the arenas again.