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Matthews Scores 50th Goal, Toronto Wins 5th Straight: NHL Highlights

Juraj Slafkovský (photo: X/NHL)

Five games were played in the NHL on Wednesday, and only one of the two Slovaks played in the end. While his streak was over, his team’s was not.

Highlights of the night

  • Slafkovský lost an eight-game point streak, Ružička did not play
  • Toronto won its fifth game in a row
  • Arizona lost its 11th straight game
  • Chicago lost 10 of its last 11 games
  • Matthews conquered the 50-goal goal
  • McDavid scored in his 20th straight home game

MTL – BUF 2:3
Slafkovský lost streak, Canadiens didn’t Slovak forward Juraj Slafkovský didn’t extend his respectable point streak to nine games. His teammate on offense, Nick Suzuki, also lost a ten-game point streak. However, Montreal did not lose the losing streak. In the first game after the three-day off, he lost to Buffalo 2-3 to record his third straight loss and fifth in the last six duels. Twice he led after goals from defenders Arber Xhekaj and Jayden Struble. Joshua Roy passed on both. Sam Montembeault faced 23 shots, outdueled by Zemgus Girgensons, Jeff Skinner on the power play, and Alex Tuch on the power play. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen helped to the second win in the last three meetings with 29 saves. Slafkovský also threatened him once, who played exactly 21 and a half minutes. He also scored a minus point, one point and six penalty minutes. For the first time in his career, he was sent off three times – twice for holding, once for hooking. The Sabers used one exclusion to level the score at 2:2. Related:
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Tucha’s winning goal in a weakened state:

Stars of the duel: 1. U. Luukkonen (BUF), 2. J. Roy (MTL), 3. A. Xhekaj (MTL)

CHI – PHI 1:3
Konecny ​​picks up another Blackhawks loss Travis Konecny ​​scored a goal to extend his scoring streak to seven games and set up Philadelphia’s 3-1 win over Chicago, which lost its 10th game in 11 games. Travis Sanheim and Garnet Hathaway also had goals, while Samuel Ersson helped prevent a third loss in the series with 21 saves. Colin Blackwell was the only one who found the recipe for it. Arvid Soderblom left the game with 30 hits.

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Konecny ​​decided the win after this penetration:

Stars of the duel: 1. T. Konecny (PHI), 2. T. Sanheim (PHI), 3. C. Blackwell (CHI)

ANA – CBJ 4:7
Columbus lost a four-goal lead, the Ducks finally beat after a long time Columbus lost a four-goal lead in the second period, but scored three more goals in the third period to avert disaster and beat Anaheim 7-4. Sean Kuraly and Zach Werenski each scored two goals, Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner had a goal and two assists, Jegor Činachov also scored and Jack Roslovic and Alexandre Texier each had two assists. Daniil Tarasov covered 27 shots out of 29. Since he was hit in the face by the blade of a hockey stick through the grid in the mask in the second period, Elvis Merzlikins also stood in the goal for four minutes. He conceded two goals from two shots. While the Blue Jackets won their second of their last three games, the Ducks lost their fourth of their last six. Their goals were provided by Troy Terry, Alex Killorn and Mason McTavish twice. Terry also added two assists, three were collected by Pavel Minťjukov. John Gibson made 20 of 26 shots – Jenner sealed Columbus’ first shutout win over Anaheim since Jan. 7, 2020. The Californian team won the previous five duels in a row. With his fifth multi-goal game in his career, Werenski set a new club record among defenders. The previous shared with Seth Jones.

Stars of the duel: 1. B. Jenner (CBJ), 2. T. Terry (ANA), 3. Z. Werenski (CBJ)

ARI – TOR 3:6
Matthews and Nylander two goals, the Coyotes fell again. Ružička did not play. Arizona failed to avert its 11th loss in the series when it lost to Toronto 3:6 on home ice. Slovak striker Adam Ružička watched the second game in a row as a spectator from the stands. Auston Matthews confirmed his scoring form with two goals, William Nylander also scored twice, and the Maple Leafs enjoyed their fifth win in the series and ninth in the last 11 games. Bobby McMann and John Tavares had a goal and an assist each, Mitch Marner assisted three times, TJ Brodie and Timothy Liljegren twice. Iľja Samsonov faced 26 shots, of which Matias Macceli, Barrett Hayton and Dylan Guenther defeated him. Karel Vejmelka left the duel with 30 hits. The Coyotes had their four-game winning streak snapped in back-to-back games. Toronto beat them for the first time since February 11, 2020. Matthews already has 51 goals and set a new American record when he broke the 50-goal mark in the season in the 54th game. The previous record was held by him (2021/22) and Kevin Stevens (1992/93) with 62 duels.

Matthews’ 50th goal of the season:

Stars of the duel: 1. A. Matthews (TOR), 2. W. Nylander (TOR), 3. T. Brodie (TOR)

EDM – BOS 2:4 1T
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Stars of the duel:

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J. Slafkovský (MTL)









2024-02-22 04:49:40
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