For Kevin Fiala’s Minnesota Wild, this could all have looked like a lackluster Friday night in the NHL. Led 2-0 by the New York Rangers after the first third, the Wild were in a bad way. But he was able to turn the game around to win. And Kevin Fiala is no stranger to this success.
The Saint-Gallois has indeed activated the revolt. It was he who reduced the gap at first, halfway through the match. Before being followed by Mats Zuccarello, who equalized in stride. Minnesota then waited until the last third to score the decisive goal by Frédérick Gaudreau, served by Fiala. The Swiss winger was particularly effective, despite relative ice time (13’55”). This brings his total to 31 points since the start of the season (12 goals and 19 assists), knowing that he has scored in each of his last ten outings.
In the other matches of the evening, the Swiss were more discreet. Pius Suter (21’14”/0) played the most in the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 penalty shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. For Philipp Kurashev (15’32”/0) and Janis Moser (17’29”/-1), this Friday was however more frustrating. The first lost 6-4 against the Colorado Avalanche with his Chicago team, while the second, who plays under the colors of Arizona, lost 2-1 against Boston.