The “Penguins” recognized the superiority of the “Devils” of New Jersey in the extra time with the result 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0, 0:1).
Already in the 56th second of the game, Jack Hughes put the home team in the lead, who after sliding into the zone made a shot under the cover of the opponent’s hockey player. After less than six minutes, the visiting captain Sidney Crosby made a lightning shot from a distance and made it 1:1.
No more goals were scored in regular time and the match continued in extra time, in which “Penguins” received a two-minute suspension for a violation of the numerical composition. In the third minute of extra time, Dougie Hamilton scored the majority for the hosts, who made it 2:1.
In one of the episodes of the game, Blügers went to the dressing room after the opponent’s power play, but later returned to the game. In this match, the Latvian hockey player spent 15 minutes and 26 seconds on the ice, of which 63 seconds were in the deficit, he shot at the goal once, blocked three shots, won two of five shots and had a neutral efficiency ratio.
Blügers has participated in 31 games this season, in which he scored one goal, gave six assists and accumulated a negative efficiency coefficient of -1.
With 54 points in 46 games, the “Penguins” are eighth in the Eastern Conference, where the “Devils” are third with 64 points in 46 games.
In their next game, the “Penguins” will meet the Florida “Panthers” at home on Tuesday.