Ice HockeyA four-point NHL game for Kevin Fiala
The Saint-Welsh from Los Angeles was credited with four assists in the duel lost in overtime against Seattle (8-9).
Kevin Fiala (26) scratched the Los Angeles – Seattle (8-9 ap) match sheet four times on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday when nine games were scheduled in the NHL championship.
At the Crypto.com Arena in the City of Angels, in a duel that looked like an offensive festival which pleased the spectators more than the coaches and goalkeepers, the St. Gallen left winger from the Kings distilled his 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th assists since the start of the 2022-23 regular season. He was rewarded with the award of the first star.
He offered the opener to Slovenian center Anze Kopitar after 16 seconds of play, was credited with an assist on the 3-3 awarded to Ontario right winger Gabriel Vilardi in the 19th minute, allowed Swedish right-winger Adrian Kempe made it 5-5 in the 27th minute and set up Ontario defenseman Sean Durzi 7-8 in the 52nd minute.
The Swiss, who has 26 points in 25 starts, had his most productive outing for the Kings, the club he joined last offseason.
Roman Josi as boss
At Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where the Predators beat Anaheim in overtime (2-1), Roman Josi (32) was decorated with the first star after deciding the debate in the 64th minute with a shot as sudden as accurate.
This is the Bernese defender’s fifth goal in 2022-2023.
His Graubünden teammate, right winger Nino Niederreiter (30), spent 16’08 » on the playing area (differential of -1).
An assist for Meier
At the Bell Center in Montreal, San Jose won a duel without real intensity against the Canadian (0-4). Aligned for 19’20 », the Appenzell right winger of the Sharks Timo Meier (26) collected an assist on the last Californian goal scored in an empty net by the Czech center player Tomas Hertl.
He has 23 points, including 12 goals, in 25 matches.
NHL. Tuesday’s matches: Montreal – San Jose 0-4. Los Angeles – Seattle 8-9 a.d. Pittsburgh – Carolina 2-3 after. Boston-Tampa Bay 3-1. Philadelphia – NY Islanders 3-1. Nashville-Anaheim 2-1 aet. Winnipeg-Colorado 5-0. Calgary-Florida 6-2. Vancouver-Washington 1-5.