Ice hockey – NHL: Roman Josi never ceases to shine


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The Bernese defender scored three new points during the Nashville Predators’ wide success in front of the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-1).

Roman Josi delivered three new assists against the Penguins.

Roman Josi delivered three new assists against the Penguins.

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Roman Josi (31) is unstoppable this season on NHL rinks. Two days after a four-point game against the Minnesota Wild, the captain of the Predators once again played a major role in his team’s success at home against the Penguins (4-1).

The Swiss international, aligned for 25’10 in the rearguard of Nashville, was at the origin of the last three successes of his training, for a balance sheet of +4. The Bernese defender, voted man of the match, has now delivered 52 assists – for a total of 69 points – in 58 games played since the start of the exercise.

Thanks to this new victory, the Tennessee franchise ranks 4th in the Western Conference. The season is however more complicated for the Sharks of Timo Meier. Despite an assist, the Appenzeller striker (20’47 / -1) could not prevent San Jose’s overtime defeat (2-3 ap) against the Florida Panthers.

For his return to competition after missing the last three games with a lower body injury, Nico Hischier (18’03 / -2) suffered the throes of defeat with the New Jersey Devils on the ice of the Vancouver Canucks ( 6-3). A meeting in which Jonas Siegenthaler did not take part, injured in the warm-up.

The evening was also complicated for Pius Suter (16’02 / 0) and Philipp Kurashev (7’50 / 0), respectively beaten in Edmonton (7-5 ​​against Detroit) and by Boston (1-2 ap against Chicago) . Finally, Janis Moser (13’11 / +1) participated in the success of the Arizona Coyotes, ahead of the Montreal Canadiens (3-6).

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin became the third-highest scorer in North American Ice Hockey League (NHL) history on Tuesday, his 767th goal contributing to Washington’s win over the New York Islanders (4- 3 after extra time).

The 36-year-old Russian overtook the Czech Jaromir Jagr to climb on the prestigious podium where two Canadians are enthroned: the legendary Wayne Gretzky (894 goals) and the illustrious Gordie Howe (801).

He scored his goal in the third period on Tuesday to put his team ahead 3-2. It was his 37th goal this season, in 59 games.

The Russian, an idol of Capitals fans, is facing criticism for his close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his refusal to condemn his country’s invasion of Ukraine. (AFP)



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