The Los Angeles Kings highlighted the 1000 in a big waye defenseman Drew Doughty’s career National League game, defeating the New York Islanders 3-2, Thursday at UBS Arena.
The rear even participated in the party by being an accomplice to the success of Andreas Athanasiou, in the second period. The striker had missed his last 16 games with a lower body injury. In addition to shaking the ropes, he set up Quinton Byfield’s first career goal.
The forward selected at the second level of the 2020 draft thus opened his counter in the Bettman circuit in the first period, when he deceived goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov with the help of a precise shot.
Adrian Kempe also hit the target for the visitors, while Mathew Barzal and Casey Cizikas lined up for the crowd favourites.
The Kraken slows down the Penguins
In Pittsburgh, the Seattle Kraken snapped the Penguins’ six-game winning streak by defeating them 2-1 in overtime.
In the extra period, Adam Larsson completed an Alexander Wennberg maneuver to end the crowd favorite streak.
Fans of the PPG Paints Arena also had to be patient in order to finally see the red light come on. Evgeni Malkin opened the game just over eight minutes into the third period. Jared McCann, for his part, forced extra time by defeating goalkeeper Tristan Jarry, with less than four minutes remaining in regulation time.
On the winning side, goaltender Philipp Grubauer saved 23 of 24 pucks his way, while Jarry made 27 saves in the loss.
Elsewhere in the NHL
In Florida, the Panthers scored four unanswered goals after seeing the Vegas Golden Knights open hostilities to win 4-1.
In Columbus, the Blue Jackets needed only 19 shots to defeat the New York Rangers 5-3. The Big Apple team also lost defenseman Adam Fox in the third period.
In Winnipeg, the Vancouver Canucks goaltender earned his first career National League victory with a 33-save performance. He helped his team defeat the Jets 5-1.