Kevin Fiala continued his NHL points harvest. Engaged in the night from Friday to Saturday with Minnesota, the Saint-Gallois striker scored his 24th goal – a personal record beaten – and his 62nd point in 70 appearances since the start of the regular season. The 25-year-old player, lined up for 14’55 for a differential of -1, equalized at the end of the first period for the Wild (19th, 1-1). Insufficient to avoid defeat to the Midwest franchise, beaten 4-3 after overtime by the St. Louis Blues.
Second Swiss in a tunic, Nino Niederreiter also suffered defeat. The Graubünden striker and the Carolina Hurricanes lost at home to the New York Islanders (1-2). Despite a playing time of 17’12, the player trained in Davos did not weigh on the meeting. Worse, he left the ice with a negative balance (-1).
In other games of the night, the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabers (4-3), while the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Winnipeg Jets were defeated after regulation time by the Boston Bruins (1-2 ap) and the Colorado Avalanche (4-5 a.m.).