Recap of Recent NHL Games: “Sabres” Fall to “Predators”, Merzlikins Stays on Bench, and Blüger’s Canucks Secure Victory

The “Sabres” lost to the “Predators” team of Nashville with a score of 2:4 (1:2, 0:0, 1:2).

In this match, the Latvian forward spent 13 minutes and 17 seconds on the ice, during which he earned two penalty minutes, scored once, used two power plays and accumulated a negative efficiency coefficient of -1.

With 63 points in 64 games, “Sabres” ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference.

Merzlikin remains in reserve

Latvian goalie Elvis Merzlikins remained on the bench in the National Hockey League (NHL) game in which his Columbus “Blue Jackets” team won on Thursday.

The “Blue Jackets” defeated the Edmonton “Oilers” at home with the result 4:2 (3:0, 0:1, 1:1).

With 54 points in 63 games, the Blue Jackets are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference.

Blüger’s Canucks beat the Golden Knights

The Vancouver “Canucks” represented by Latvian hockey player Teodoras Bļuger won the National Hockey League (NHL) match on Thursday, celebrating their third success in a row.

The Canucks beat Bluger’s former team, the Vegas Golden Knights, 3-1 (2-0, 1-1, 0-0) on the road, losing their fourth game in a row.

Blüger played 13 minutes and five seconds in this match, of which he spent almost a minute on the ice in the minority. He recorded two power plays, one blocked shot and won seven of 11 faceoffs, posting a negative -1 efficiency rating.

At the beginning of the first period, the Vancouver team was put in the lead by Quinn Hughes, who ended the majority with an accurate shot, and less than a minute later, Philip di Giuseppe doubled the lead. Assisting the first goal, Elias Peteshon earned his 400th point in his NHL career for the Canucks.

Michael Amadio scored the first Golden Knight goal less than four minutes into the second period and reduced the home team’s deficit to a minimum, but Connor Garland restored the Canucks’ two-goal lead, which the visitors kept until the end of the match.

The goal of the Vancouver team was guarded by Thatcher Demko, who saved 27 shots, while on the other side of the field, Adin Hill managed 32 pucks.

The “Canucks” are in first place in the Western Conference standings with 89 points in 65 games and will play their next match on Saturday when they host the Winnipeg “Jets”.

NHL regular season results

Washington, March 8, LETA. The results of Thursday’s games of the regular championship of the National Hockey League (NHL):

Los Angeles “Kings” – Ottawa “Senators” 4:3 (0:1, 1:1, 2:1, 1:0) – overtime;

San Jose “Sharks” – New York “Islanders” 2:7 (0:2, 2:4, 0:1);

Vegas “Golden Knights” – Vancouver “Canucks” 1:3 (0:2, 1:1, 0:0);

Arizona “Coyotes” – Minnesota “Wild” 2:5 (0:0, 0:1, 2:4);

Nashville “Predators” – Buffalo “Sabres” 4:2 (2:1, 0:0, 2:1);

Boston “Bruins” – Toronto “Maple Leafs” 4:1 (1:0, 3:1, 0:0);

Carolina “Hurricanes” – Montreal “Canadiens” 4:1 (1:1, 1:0, 2:0);

Columbus “Blue Jackets” – Edmonton “Oilers” 4:2 (3:0, 0:1, 1:1);

Florida “Panthers” – Philadelphia “Flyers” 1:2 (0:0, 1:1, 0:1);

New Jersey “Devils” – St. Louis “Blues” 4:1 (2:0, 1:1, 1:0);

Pittsburgh “Penguins” – Washington “Capitals” 0:6 (0:1, 0:4, 0:1);

Tampa Bay Lightning – Calgary Flames 3:6 (1:1, 1:3, 1:2).


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