After five consecutive victories, Los Angeles encountered a tougher opponent. Nashville, still chasing the playoffs, ended up winning 2-1 on penalty kicks in a close game with few real chances.
Both field goals came in the first a third: in the 10th minute defender Mikey Anderson scored to give the home team the lead, and in the last minute of the period he equalized for the visitors center Tommy Novak. Then the goalkeeper show began Pheonix Copley in the gates of Kraljev and Kevin Lankinen in the gates of the Predators.
LAK’s second loss in the eighth lottery of the season
Kings they are fired 27 shots, Predators and 30 shots on goal, but the result did not change, not even in overtime during a 4-on-4 game. they are criminal shootwhere in the first series out of three, the first striker of the guests was the only one to score Matt Duchenne.
Los Angeles suffered only its second loss in the eighth lottery of the season, and goalkeeper Copley finished as the losing netminder for the first time in his fifth penalty shootout.
The most effective of the Kings injured
The absence of the most effective player of the season was felt by the Kings. Swiss Kevin Fiala (68 points) had to miss the game due to a leg injury and will also be questionable for Tuesday’s home match with NY Islanders.
With the consolation point, Los Angeles continued at least the point streak and remains in the fight for the top of the Pacific and the Western Conference, where Vegas gained a point advantage by winning at Carolina (4:0). Nashville, on the other hand, is still in playoff contention with a much-needed second point, as it is six points behind eighth-placed Winnipeg with three games to play.
Boston with its 50th win officially in the playoffs
Boston’s 50th victory, which is in a class of its own in the regular part of the season, resonated the most in a colorful Saturday hockey evening. Hairy people they are however, they really struggled against Detroit and only won 3:2, because they are Red wings after 1. a third led 2:0, but a turnaround followed, which he completed in the 54th minute with a decisive goal Garnet Hathaway. The Bruins they are with the jubilee victory, they also officially became the first team to qualify for this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
Toronto beat Edmonton after a turnover
In the homeland of hockey, Saturday’s clash between Toronto and Edmonton resonated the most, on the paper of the main hopes that, after 1993, a Canadian club will finally win the Stanley Cup. Maple leaves they are defeated Naftari 7:4, the 2nd period was decisive, when they are in just six minutes hit Mitchell Marner, William Nylander and John Tavares twice and turned a 1:3 deficit into a 5:3 lead.
MATCHES MARCH 11
LOS ANGELES – NASHVILLE * 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:0) – penalty shootAnderson 10th; Novak 20.
BOSTON – DETROIT 3:2 PITTSBURGH – PHILADELPHIA 5:1 BUFFALO – NY RANGERS * 1:2 – extra timeCOLORADO – ARIZONA * 2:3 – overtime FLORIDA – WINNIPEG * 4:5 – extra timeTAMPA BAY – CHICAGO 3:1 TORONTO – EDMONTON 7:4 MONTREAL – NEW JERSEY 1:3 COLUMBUS – ST. LOUIS 2:5 CAROLINA – VEGAS 0:4 NY ISLANDERS – WASHINGTON 1:5 SEATTLE – DALLAS * 3:4 – extra timeVANCOUVER – OTTAWA 5:2 SAN JOSE – MINNESOTA 2:5