Wild could not be stopped by any opponent

Eight teams managed to score in all of their appearances. In addition to the five promoted players listed below, these were the Vancouver Canucks (2-0-1), Carolina Hurricanes (2-0-0), and Colorado Avalanche (2-0-0). The race for the wild card places promises to be a lot of excitement: In the Eastern Conference, the teams in places seven to twelve are only separated by five points. In the Western Conference there are six points between second and ninth place and eight points between sixth and tenth place.

Five climbers:

1. Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild have resumed the fight for the Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff spots. Last week, they catapulted themselves through home wins over the Dallas Stars (2-1 SO), Nashville Predators (4-3) and Los Angeles Kings (2-1) and an away win at the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-0). third place in the Central Division.

Video: MIN 2, CBJ 0

With right winger Ryan Hartman (3 goals, 2 assists) and left winger Kirill Kaprizov (3 goals, 1 assist), the Wild had two triple-goal scorers in their ranks. Goalkeeper Veteran Marc-Andre Fleury (30 saves) got his 73rd NHL shutout in Columbus.

Over the next seven days, the Wild will be away to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Canucks. In St. Paul they receive the Blue Jackets and New York Islanders.

2. Chicago Blackhawks

Video: CHI 3, VGK 2 F/SO

For the first time since the end of October last year (10/15/2022-10/25/2022), the Chicago Blackhawks have won four double points in a row. The bottom of the Central Division defeated the Ottawa Senators (4-3 OT), Maple Leafs (5-3), Vegas Golden Knights (3-2 SE) and Stars (4-3) last week.

right winger Patrick Kane (7 Tore, 3 Assists) und Center Max Domi (3 goals, 7 assists) made the fans of the traditional franchise dream of the glorious old days.

Video: [email protected]: Kane scores three times in the first 2 periods

As a spoilsport for the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes and Stars, the Blackhawks are looking to continue their winning streak.

3. Edmonton Oilers

Video: EDM 7, PIT 2

The Edmonton Oilers showed an almost insatiable goal hunger in their encounters with the New York Rangers (4:5 SE), Avalanche (5:6 OT), Philadelphia Flyers (4:2) and Pittsburgh Penguins (7:2). The Oilers took second place in the Pacific Division by winning six points.

Led by Captain Connor McDavid (4 Tore, 6 Assists) und Center Leon Draisaitl (4 goals, 3 assists), the western Canadians scored 20 goals in four games.

Video: [email protected]: Draisaitl, McDavid Reach Milestones

Next week, the Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins and Maple Leafs all face the Oilers’ offensive power.

4. Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins also averaged 5.00 per game in their clashes with the Islanders (6-2), Senators (3-1) and Seattle Kraken (6-5).

Video: BOS 6, SEA 5

Defenders lead the league leaders Charlie McAvoy (7 assists), right winger To David Pastr (3 goals, 2 assists), left winger Jake DeBrusk (3 goals, 1 assist) and left winger Brad Marchand (1 goal, 3 assists) shows the scorer rating of the week.

The Bruins have opportunities to extend their winning streak from five to nine games with the Canucks, Oilers, Calgary Flames and at home against the Buffalo Sabers.

5. Vegas Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights dropped a point against the resurgent Blackhawks (2-3 SO), but at home they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-4) and the Flames (4-3 OT).

Video: VGK 4, CGY 3 – F/OT

Nine different players scored the Golden Knights’ eleven goals. Center scored twice each Jack Eichel (2 goals, 1 assist) and right winger Jonathan Marchessault (2 goals, 1 assist). Her most diligent preparer was defender Shea Theodore (1 goal, 4 assists).

Vegas wants to defend its standings in the Pacific Division against the Stars, Avalanche and Hurricanes.

Five relegated:

1. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have to worry about their participation in the playoffs in the Eastern Conference after they lost in games against the Islanders (4-5, 2-4), New Jersey Devils (2-5) and Oilers (2-7 ) was nothing to get.

At 5.25 goals conceded per game, the worst of any team, the Penguins were uncompetitive.

The Penguins would like to find their way back to success in encounters with the St. Louis Blues, Lightning (2x) and Predators.

2. Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals, who lost to the Hurricanes (1-4), Red Wings (1-3) and Ducks (2-4) and haven’t won in six games, face a similar challenge to the Penguins.

The Capitals scored the fewest goals last week, both in absolute terms (4) and relative (1.33).

After the home game against the Rangers on Saturday, the Capitals will play in Buffalo and Anaheim.

3. Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars’ lead at the top of the Central Division table has shrunk to two points after losing at the Wild (1-2 SE) and on home ice to the Blue Jackets (1-4) and Blackhawks (3-4). pulled.

left winger Jamie Benn (2 goals, 1 assist) and defender Miro Heiskanen (2 assists) were the only players in the Stars roster to score multiple times.

Dallas may attempt to end its five-game losing streak against the Golden Knights, Canucks, Coyotes and Blackhawks.

4. Seattle Kraken

In point-gain percentage, the Seattle Kraken slipped from tenth in the league to 13th with a 60.3 percent odds after picking up just two out of six points in games against the Red Wings (4-2), Sharks (0 :4) and Bruins (5:6).

The Kraken can be positive that they allowed the fourth fewest shots on goal per game with 26.3. On the other hand, they conceded the eighth most goals per match with 4.00.

A lot of defensive work is likely for the Kraken when they host Toronto next week. They then embark on an away tour with first stops in St. Louis and Detroit.

5. Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets, second in the Central Division, failed to capitalize on the Stars’ point losses. The Manitoba team picked up two points on their tour of the New York metro area, during which they met the Devils (2-4), Rangers (4-1) and Islanders (1-2).

With their personal yield of four points, Center was allowed Mark Scheifele (2 goals, 2 assists) and left winger Kyle Connor (1 goal, 3 assists) be satisfied.

Back in Winnipeg, the Jets host the Avalanche, Islanders and Kings over the next few days.

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