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The test game phase ended with three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators were in good shape, while the Arizona Coyotes drew the shorter ones against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Last night, the last teams also played their friendly before continuing the season that was interrupted by the Coronavorus in March.
Dallas Stars – Nashville Predators 0:2 (0:1/0:1/0:0)
The Nashville Predators won their friendly against the Dallas Stars 2-0 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The man of the evening was the Swede Viktor Arvidsson, who scored both goals for the Preds. Already in the fourth minute of play the 27-year-old was able to outnumber the leaders before he got the final score to 2: 0 in the 29th minute. Countryman Filip Forsberg contributed the template to both goals. “Whatever happened in the regular season feels like it was a few years ago,” said Forsberg. “We’re starting over.” The Swiss captain Roman Josi delivered a usual strong game with 20:43 minutes ice time, a goal assist and five blocked shots. The two Finnish goalkeepers of Predators Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne shared the job in goal and were able to keep the box clean with a total of 25 saves. The German defender Korbinian Holzer was not part of the Nashville lineup.
Columbus Blue Jackets – Boston Bruins 4:1 (3:0/0:1/1:0)
The Columbus Blue Jackets received the Boston Bruins at the Scotiabank in Toronto and surprisingly beat them 4: 1. Columbus laid the foundation for success in the first phase of the game. The goal of Boone Jenner (5th) and a double strike in the 19th minute by Zach Werenski and Gustav Nyquist made it 3-0 for the Blue Jackets after the first 20 minutes. Boston reduced to 1-3 by striker David Pastrnak (33.) – but the Stanley Cup favorites should not be able to do any more. In the final minute, Alexandre Texier scored in the empty goal to make it 4-1. Top performer Brad Marchand of the Bruins had to leave the ice early on with his face contorted with pain. The Toronto Maple Leafs, opponents of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the playoff qualification, will be warned at the latest after this respect success.
Arizona Coyotes – Vegas Golden Knights 1:4 (0:2/0:0/1:2)
The Vegas Golden Knights won 4-1 at Edmonton’s Rogers Place against the Arizona Coyotes. In the first section, Reilly Smith scored 1-0 in the 9th minute before outnumbering in the 17th minute to 2-0. After a goalless second third, Coyotes striker Taylor Hall (50.) reduced the powerplay to 1: 2. However, Alex Tuch (54.) restored the old gap a short time later and Nick Cousins set the end point to the 4-1 for Vegas via Empty-Netter. Golden Knights goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury used the entire game and defused 22 shots. “I felt good,” said Fleury. ” I felt pretty good. Sometimes it’s mentally a 60 minute game and I haven’t played in a long time. I didn’t have that many shots that made it a little easier. “