Draisaitl shines with Oilers success
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Leon Draisaitl is in good shape before the NHL restart and contributes an assist to his team’s victory. A deceased player is commemorated before the game.
German ice hockey star Leon Draisaitl is in good shape shortly before the restart in the NHL.
Born in Cologne, he contributed an assist in the first preparatory game since the Corona compulsory break and helped his Edmonton Oilers win 4-1 against Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
The 24-year-old Draisaitl, one of three candidates for the Hart Memorial Trophy, opened the door to the interim 2-0 win by superstar Connor McDavid in the first third. On the Flames side, attacker Tobias Rieder stood on the ice for around ten minutes.
Commemoration of late Colby Cave
Before the game, both teams paused to commemorate Colby Cave.
The former Oilers Center died in April at the age of 25 as a result of brain hemorrhage. In addition, a video with a selection of Cave’s most beautiful career highlights was played on the screen.
The restart in the NHL is scheduled for next Saturday, the league plans to resume in two venues.
The twelve Eastern Conference clubs meet in Toronto and the twelve Western Conference teams play in Edmonton. The Stanley Cup winner should then be determined in the playoffs. The NHL season had been interrupted due to the Corona pandemic on March 12th.