Cologne (SID) – Ice hockey national player Nico Sturm missed the play-off quarter-finals of the North American professional league NHL with Minnesota Wild. In the decisive seventh game of the first round, the team from Saint Paul lost 2: 6 at the Vegas Golden Knights. Minnesota was last in the round of eight in 2015.
The outstanding player at the Golden Knights was Mattias Janmark with three goals. Sturm remained without a scorer point. The winner will face Colorado Avalanche with German goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer in the second round.
After the entry of the “Golden Knights” from Paradise / Nevada, seven of the eight quarter-finalists have been determined. The following pairings occur: Boston Bruins – New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes – defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche – Vegas Golden Knights and Winnipeg Jets – winners from Toronto Maple Leafs / Montreal Canadiens (3: 3).