Goalie Philipp Grubauer is still on the play-off course with the Seattle Kraken in the NHL. In the second game within 24 hours at the Nashville Predators, Seattle celebrated a 7-2 (2-0, 1-1, 4-1) thrashing and thus avenged the 1-2 defeat after a penalty shoot-out the day before.
Grubauer stood in goal for the full ice age and parried 14 of 16 shots. In the Pacific Division, Seattle, currently a wild card rank for the playoffs, temporarily reduced the gap to third-placed Edmonton Oilers to two points. The team of the exceptional German player Leon Draisaitl welcomes the top team in the division, the Vegas Golden Knights, on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, national player Moritz Seider and the Detroit Red Wings continue to have negative runs. The Michigan franchise lost 3-0 (0-0, 0-2, 0-1) at the Philadelphia Flyers and suffered their fifth defeat in the past six games. Seventh in the Atlantic Division, Detroit is a long way from the playoffs.
The worst team in the league remains the San Jose Sharks around Stanley Cup winner Nico Sturm. The Sharks, who can no longer qualify for the playoffs, lost to the Calgary Flames 3:5 (1:2, 2:1, 0:2). It was the ninth bankruptcy in a row, although the guests had turned an early 0-2 deficit, also thanks to Sturm’s 14th goal of the season.