Kevin Fiala shone in the NHL on Tuesday. The 3 points scored by the St. Welsh striker were not enough for the Los Angeles Kings, however, who lost 5-3 at home to Rangers.
The Californian formation however opened the scoring after 35 seconds of play thanks to Fiala’s 7th goal of the season. She even led 2-0 after 6’01 », Gabriel Vilardi having then taken advantage of a sumptuous pass from the Swiss striker on the power play.
But the Kings then ran into an inspired Igor Shesterkin in net for the New York Rangers (35 saves). They were certainly able to equalize at 3-3 in the 47th minute on a success from Sean Walker – with Fiala’s assist no. 14 – but gave in on a double from Chris Kreider (48th and 60th).
« Mute » in the last 3 matches, Fiala was named first star of this game. He is the second Swiss to have reached the 20-point mark this season, after Devils captain Nico Hischier.