In NHL, the Bernese defender offered victory to Nashville in overtime against Chicago (3-2). An assist for Kukan and Meier.
Three Swiss have entered their names on the scoreboard for the thirteen matches that were on the NHL championship calendar on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday.
At Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, where 2,021 spectators were seated in the stands, Roman Josi was decorated with the first star after scoring in overtime the Predators’ victory goal against the Chicago (3-2). The Bernese defender beat Malcolm Subban in the end by combining power with skill.
This is his first goal of the 2021 campaign.
In the Blackhawks’ camp, Swiss center players Pius Suter and Philipp Kurashev have not improved their personal statistics.
A second point for Kukan
At Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Dean Kukan was credited with his second assist of the season in the Blue Jackets’ loss to the Florida Panthers (3-4 tab). The Zurich full-back opened the scoring for Swedish striker Kevin Stenlund in the third minute.
Despite collecting an assist, Timo Meier had a tough outing with the San Jose Sharks, beaten 3-7 by the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena. The Appenzell winger returned a -3 record.
Siegenthaler sourit, Fiala grimace
Aligned for 17’59 at the Capital One Arena in Washington against the New York Islanders, Zurich back Jonas Siegenthaler (17’59 in playing time) tasted victory with the Capitals (3-2).
St. Welsh winger Kevin Fiala (6 shots on target) was less happy with the Minnesota Wild, who stumbled in front of the Los Angeles Kings in his Xcel Energy Center (1-2).