Niederreiter with the ninth goal of the season – Joke number 12: Ottawa can’t stop the Devils either – Sport


With Akira Schmid between the posts, the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1.

Akira Schmid.


3rd use, 3rd win

Akira Schmid continues to build arguments for more playing time.

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New Jersey continues to be the team of the moment in the NHL. On Saturday night Swiss time, the Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 to celebrate their 12th suite victory.

The Swiss trio convinces all along the line

3 Swiss in the thick of it all: Goalkeeper Akira Schmid made his third appearance this season. Emmental returned the confidence with a good performance (25 saves). Nico Hischier was credited with his 19th point as a scorer. After a shot from the Devils captain, Jahor Sharanhowitsch took advantage of the rebound in the 40th minute to make it 4:1.

Defender Jonas Siegenthaler, the third Swiss to serve New Jersey, once again put in a solid performance and left the ice with a plus-2 record. In addition, the Zurich player was also able to get an assist in the 3-0 win.

After the franchise record of 13 wins in a row, the Devils are only one more to go. If Hischier and company also win against Edmonton at home on Tuesday night, they will equal the 2000/01 season record.

Niederreiter scores in Nashville loss

After three straight wins, Nashville had to come off the ice again as the underdog against Tampa. At 2:3 after overtime, the Predators lost the lead twice. The interim 2:1 Nino Niederreiter was not enough. The Chur man caught Tampa goalie Andrei Wassilewski between the legs and scored his ninth goal of the season. But Alex Killorn made it 2-2 and Steven Stamkos in extra time turned things around. Niederreiter is still his team’s top scorer.

Philipp Kurashev and Timo Meier were inferior with their teams, but still not completely crushed on Sunday night. Both of them (Kurashev in a 6-1 loss to Boston and Meier in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers) were able to get at least one assist.

The other Swiss in action:

  • kevin fiala lost to the Los Angeles Kings to Seattle 2-3 in overtime and left the ice with a record of minus 2.
  • Denis Malgins Toronto Maple Leafs beat Buffalo 5-2. But the Swiss only has 9 minutes of ice.
  • Pio Suter goes without a scoring point in the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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