Minnesota, the team of the St. Welsh winger, fell in Act VII of the series against Las Vegas (6-2).
Kevin Fiala’s 2021 season (24) is over. On the night of Friday to Saturday, the St. Welsh left winger from Minnesota faced defeat in Act VII of the first round of the play-offs against Las Vegas (6-2).
In front of the 12,156 spectators present at the T-Mobile Arena, the team coached by Dean Evason broke down shortly before mid-match. While the score was 2-2 after 25 minutes, she allowed two goals in the middle period and could not find a solution to break through the defensive curtain put in place by the Nevada hockey players. The statistics of shots on target illustrate this difficulty: 34-20.
Mattias Janmark has emerged as the hero of this decisive round. The Swedish center has lit the lamp three times, the last time in an empty net four minutes from the horn.
Fiala, he returned a card of -2 and sent two throws in the direction of Quebec goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury during the 19 minutes spent on the playing area. In seven play-off duels, the Swiss scored a goal and an assist. During the regular season, he had 40 points (including 20 goals) in 50 games.
In the second round, the Golden Knights will face Colorado Avalanche, which swept the St. Louis Blues (4-0). Act I is scheduled for Monday at 2 a.m. (Swiss) at the Ball Arena in Denver.
NHL. Friday’s game.
Las Vegas (2) – Minnesota (3) 6-2
Las Vegas wins series 4-3