Michael Raffl has to wait for his first appearance for the Washington Capitals in the NHL due to an upper body injury. The new club of the Carinthian lost 2: 5 on Thursday after three wins in a row at home against the Buffalo Sabers. One of the two goals was scored again by Anthony Mantha, who was also recently picked, and Dmitri Orlow was also successful.
Nicklas Backstrom played the 1,000th NHL game of his career, he all played for the Caps. Goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski, who won his first NHL match in more than five years, also had something very special to celebrate. He had to make do with assignments in various farm teams for many years.
Washington still leads the East Division table. Also for the pursuers New York Islanders – 1: 4 away defeat at the Boston Bruins – and Pittsburgh Penguins there was nothing to gain on Thursday. Pittsburgh lost 2-1 at home to the Philadelphia Flyers after a shootout.
The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 and are ahead in the Central Division. Hot on their heels are the Tampa Bay Lightning, who won the top game against Florida Panthers 3-2 after extra time. Another top game took place in the North Division, table leaders Toronto Maple Leafs lost at home to the Winnipeg Jets 2-5.
Thursday’s NHL results: Washington Capitals (ohne Raffl) – Buffalo Sabres 2:5, Carolina Hurricanes – Nashville Predators 4:1, New York Rangers – New Jersey Devils 4:0, Tampa Bay Lightning – Florida Panthers 3:2 n.V., Toronto Maple Leafs – Winnipeg Jets 2:5, Boston Bruins – New York Islanders 4:1, Pittsburgh Penguins – Philadelphia Flyers 1:2 n.P., Detroit Red Wings – Chicago Blackhawks 4:1, Dallas Stars – Columbus Blue Jackets 4:1
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