Colorado forward Andre Burakovsky of Sweden scored three goals against Florida. He had worn the Dragons jersey in the junior ranks.
The three Swiss lined up on Sunday in the NHL championship, where five matches were on display, did not leave a mark on the scoresheet.
At Madison Square Garden in New York, Roman Josi (31) enjoyed a success with Nashville (0-1) thanks to a goal awarded to Ontario center Philip Tomasino in the 24th minute.
The Bernese defender, who skated for 21’34 », sent four shots on the goal defended by Bulgarian goalkeeper Alexandar Georgiev.
At Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Nino Niederreiter (29) has faced loss with Carolina against the reinvigorated Canucks since Bruce Boudreau replaced Travis Green behind the bench (2-1). Aligned for 16’30 », the Grison right winger surrendered a -1 card.
At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kevin Fiala (25) was not happier with the Minnesota Wild, who lost to the Golden Knights (6-4). The left winger from St. Gallen (15’30 » of playing time) also punched a negative differential (-1). He was unlucky, however, when, 100 seconds from the horn when the score was 5-4, one of his tries hit the post.
Holder of a Swiss gaming license, former Friborg-Gottéron junior Andre Burakovsky (26) was the most prominent man in the clash between Colorado and Florida at the Ball Arena (3-2). The Swedish left winger, who replaced his compatriot Gabriel Landeskog (injured) in the first line, achieved all three Avalanche goals.
This is his first hat-trick in the North American Professional League.
NHL. Sunday matches: St. Louis – Anaheim 2-3 AD. NY Rangers – Nashville 0-1. Colorado – Florida 3-2. Las Vegas – Minnesota 6-4. Vancouver – Carolina 2-1.