After losing in the first game of a double against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Washington Capitals struck back on Saturday with a 2-1 win after extra time. Michael Raffl was on the ice for 15:40 minutes against his ex-club, but remained without a scorer point. Instead, his teammates Lars Eller and Conor Sheary met after they were 1-0 down. Superstar Alexander Ovechkin was absent again due to a lower body injury.
In the Central Division, the Nashville Predators defeated leaders Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 thanks to two goals from Luke Kunin and secured a place in the play-off. For the fifth-placed Dallas Stars, the season is over after the basic round. The east-leading Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabers 1-0, while the Toronto Maple Leafs in the north beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. West leader Vegas Golden Knights beat St. Louis Blues 4-1.
Saturday’s NHL Results: Washington Capitals (mit Raffl) – Philadelphia Flyers 2:1 n.V., Pittsburgh Penguins – Buffalo Sabres 1:0, Boston Bruins – New York Rangers 4:5, Winnipeg Jets – Ottawa Senators 2:4, Columbus Blue Jackets – Detroit Red Wings 5:4, Florida Panthers – Tampa Bay Lightning 5:1, New York Islanders – New Jersey Devils 5:1, Toronto Maple Leafs – Montreal Canadiens 3:2, Minnesota Wild – Anaheim Ducks 4:3, Nashville Predators – Carolina Hurricanes 3:1, Los Angeles Kings – Colorado Avalanche 2:3, Vegas Golden Knights – St. Louis Blues 4:1, Edmonton Oilers – Vancouver Canucks 4:3, San Jose Sharks – Arizona Coyotes 4:5
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