“El Nino” scores against Roman Josi



Nino Niederreiter has had a good start to the season.  He scored goals in Carolina's first three matches.


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Nino Niederreiter has had a good start to the season. He scored goals in Carolina’s first three matches.

In NHL, the Gray winger scored the safety goal in Carolina’s victory at Nashville (2-4).



Nino Niederreiter has had a good start to the season.  He scored goals in Carolina's first three matches.


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Nino Niederreiter has had a good start to the season. He scored goals in Carolina’s first three matches.

A Swiss turned on the lamp on the night of Monday to Tuesday when ten matches were on the NHL championship calendar.

At Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where the Hurricanes beat the Predators 2-4, the Gray winger sealed the score by scoring the safety goal in an empty net 36 seconds from the horn.

This is Carolina’s second No 21 achievement since the start of the 2021 campaign.

Aligned for 26’08 with the Tennessee club, Bernese defender Roman Josi had a difficult duel as evidenced by his differential of -2. His Zug teammate Luca Sbisa was cut from the roster by coach John Hynes.

Another Helvetian tasted victory: Zurich back Dean Kukan, who skated for 12’35 with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit against the Red Wings (2-3).

Fiala stumbles on Gibson

At the Honda Center in Anaheim, the Minnesota Wild failed to outsmart John Gibson. Great architect of the victory of the Ducks (1-0), the goalkeeper made 34 parades. St. Welsh winger Kevin Fiala called on him five times during the 18 minutes spent on the ice.

At the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, where the Blues had the best over San Jose in an offensive festival (5-4), Appenzell Sharks winger Timo Meier left no mark on the scorecard . Aligned for 14’38, he sent a shot at goalkeeper Jordan Binnington.

First for two players from Montreal

At Rogers Place in Edmonton, Zealand center Gaëtan Haas (Covid protocol) did not see the action in the Oilers’ backhand against the Montreal Canadiens (1-3). Scoring opener, defender Alexander Romanov was credited with his first goal in the league.



Alexander Romanov retained the puck of his first NHL goal.


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Alexander Romanov retained the puck of his first NHL goal.

As for Jake Allen, he scored his first success on his first start in front of the Habs net. “He is certainly experienced,” said Habs coach Claude Julien by Zoom after the game. But a first match with a new team is always special. And I thought he had been excellent. ” The ex-teammate of the current HC striker Sierre Guillaume Asselin at Montreal Junior, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, made 25 saves.

Box of Krueger’s Sabers

The card of the night belongs to a Buffalo managed by the former coach of the Swiss team Ralph Krueger. The Sabers won 1-6 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia against the Flyers.

Forwards Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall amassed six points (three assists each).

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