NHL: Hischier reaches 40 points, Berni opens his counter – rts.ch


New Jersey picked up valuable success in Raleigh over Carolina in the clash at the top of the Metropolitan Division. Victorious 5-3, the Devils come back to within two points of the Hurricanes. In Tampa, Tim Berni experienced a historic moment.

Jonas Siegenthaler and Nico Hischier contributed to the Devils victory. The defender signed the 1-1 in the 18th for his second success of the season. Passer on the goal of his compatriot, the captain sealed the score in the empty cage.

With his 19th goal and 21st assist, Hischier reached the 40-point plateau. He is the 3rd Swiss player to achieve this this season, after Kevin Fiala (46) and Timo Meier, author of his 41st point on Tuesday.

Noteworthy series

Nico Hischier is going through a remarkable streak, having always scored at least one point in his last eight matches. Since December 23, his record stands at 6 goals and 5 assists.

In Tampa Bay, Tim Berni lived a moment that will count in his career. The Zurich rookie scored his first NHL goal and helped Columbus come back to 3-2 against the Lightning with an unstoppable wrist shot. But on arrival, the Blue Jackets lost 6-3.

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