Ice hockey: Nico Hischier decisive with New Jersey


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Ice HockeyNico Hischier decisive with New Jersey

The Devils forward scored the game-winning goal against Pittsburgh. Josi and Niederreiter also shook the nets with Nashville.

Nico Hischier scored a shorthanded goal against Pittsburgh.

Nico Hischier scored a shorthanded goal against Pittsburgh.

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Only four games were on the night’s program in the NHL, which did not prevent the Swiss representatives from being decisive.

In Pittsburgh, Nico Hischier (23’13 of playing time) scored the third success of the meeting, just before the siren of the second period, during the victory of his team from New Jersey (4-2). This goal, the fifteenth of his season, was scored while the Devils were playing shorthanded. The Valaisan, elected second star of the game, now has 33 points after 35 outings. Defender Jonas Siegenthaler (26’53 of playing time) delivered an assist on Dougie Hamilton’s 2-2.

During this clash, Evgeni Malkin entered the history of Russian hockey. By scoring his 1,180th point, he passed Sergei Fedorov to become his country’s second-leading scorer in NHL history, behind Alexander Ovechkin.

Nashville, for its part, ended its series of two losses by going to win a big success on the ice of Anaheim (6-1). The Predators were able to rely on its Swiss players. Captain Roman Josi scored his side’s fifth goal in the 56th minute. The Bernese defender, 27 points in 34 games, scratched the ice for 22’24 and posted a differential of +3.

The Grison Nino Niederreiter, 18 points in 34 outings, sealed the score by making himself the author of the 6-1 thirteen seconds from the end of the duel.

In the other two games, Edmonton largely beat Seattle (7-2), while Carolina blanked Florida (4-0).



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