Capitals win this time against Raffl’s ex-club

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 24: The Washington Capitals celebrate the victory after the third period of the National Hockey League game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders on April 24, 2021, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire NHL, Eishockey Herren, USA APR 24 Capitals at Islanders Icon210424048

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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