Antoine Roussel (Arizona) and Alexandre Texier (Columbus) score and carry their teams to victory in NHL
After eleven matches in a row without success (ten losses, one draw) to start its season, Arizona has finally found the net and victory, winner on the night from Saturday to Sunday in Seattle (5-4). Thanks, in particular, to a goal from his Frenchman Antoine Roussel, which allowed his Coyotes, led 2-0, to pick up the score. Lawson Crouse made the decision one minute from the bell, just 13 seconds after Mark Giordano’s 4-4 equalizer.
Alexandre Texier and Columbus for their part took the best over Colorado (4-2) to record a third straight victory which allows them to equal, after ten matches, the best start to the season in their history (7-3). Three matches won while the Blue Jackets were, each time, behind in the third period. The Frenchman, on a transmission from Eric Robinson, allowed his team to equalize at 2-2 with 13 minutes remaining in a money-time that turned in favor of Columbus.
A third Frenchy was on the ice on Saturday, Pierre-Édouard Bellemare (15 minutes), whose Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-2) took the best over Ottawa (5-3).
In other games, the New York Rangers have taken a slap in the face of the Calgary Flames (6-0). The Florida Panthers won the undefeated duel against the Carolina Hurricanes (5-2) and remain the only undefeated team in the League.