The ruler had already reached the Bruins gate earlier, but last August only as a stall in the third conference final against Tampa, when he was let on the ice by Jaroslav Halák during a crushing 1: 7 defeat. He has only now tried out his full-fledged debut from the opening whistle in the NHL, which strictly separates the statistics of the basic part and the playoffs.
“I am the happiest boy in the world. Playing the NHL has always been my dream. Now I got the opportunity and I won, “said the 23-year-old goalkeeper.
He received great acclaim, especially for his intervention against Colton Sceviour from the tenth minute of the match, when he prevented the puck from entering the net with a stick in front of the exposed gate. He defended the 1-0 lead, which was previously arranged by David Pastrňák after a great power play combination with Brad Marchand.
“This intervention gave him confidence to the whole team. The whole inverter was on its feet. With such an intervention, you will lift the whole team. What did it do to him (the Ruler)? I don’t know. I don’t know him very well, but I assume he felt good, “Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy praised.
Pittsburgh still managed to equalize thanks to Brandon Tanev. In the third period, however, the winning goal was scored by Bruins Trent Frederic, who, after a pass from Jakub Zbořil, used Pastrňák’s excellent screening in front of the goal area and decided with a swing. After two defeats in a row with a total score of 1: 8, Boston was finally able to rejoice in the win.
Boston goalkeeper Daniel Ruler made a fantastic NHL debut against Pittsburgh
Charles Leclaire, Reuters
Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has ended with a six-match winning streak, and the Penguins are worried about Yevgeny Malkin, who this time was absent most of the match after a twelve-point series as a result of Jarred Tinordi’s hit.
Detroit defender Filip Hronek had the first goal of the season, when in the end he hit an empty goal with an arc from the back guard in his own defensive zone across the entire field and secured the victory over Carolina. The Czech quarterback was also declared the third star of the match.
Before that, however, he worked again as a recorder. He participated in both power struggles of Adam Erne in the first period, when the home team turned the situation. Filip Zadina also assisted at the first goal. However, the guests equalized in the second period, when Martin Nečas made a great pass to the attacking third and invited Sebastian Aha to score with a cross pass. However, Robby Fabbri turned the win over to the Red Wings in the second period, cutting off the eight-match winning streak of the Hurricanes.
Washington gunner Alexander Ovechkin writes history. When he won over the New York Islanders 3: 1, he scored the 718th goal in his career and in the historical ranking of the best shooters in the NHL, he moved up to sixth place in front of the legendary Phil Esposito.
Jakub Vrána also took part in the victory of Washington, in whose gate Ilja Samsonov was given priority over Vítek Vaněček this time. In the third period, during the power play, he passed the goal to 3: 0 in front of the goal area to Nicklas Bäckström.
Tampa striker Ondřej Palát also entered the statistics during the win in the replay of last year’s Stanley Cup final over Dallas 4: 3 after separate raids. The Czech forward scored Brayden Point’s first goal, which he deftly sent into an independent escape from his own defensive zone.
Tampa still led 3: 1 at the end of 58 minutes, but the home goals of Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov equalized the score within 41 seconds. But Tampa eventually won the raids.
|New Jersey – Buffalo 3:2 (1:0, 1:2, 1:0)|
|Goals: 18. Sharangovic, 31. Vatanen, 45. Wood – 27. Rieder, 28. Skinner. Attendance: 1800. Match Stars: 1. Wood, 2. Kuokkanen, 3. Blackwood (all New Jersey).|
|Washington – NY Islanders 3:1 (0:0, 2:0, 1:1)|
|Goals: 31. Oshie, 36. Ovečkin, 41. Bäckström (Crow) – 45. Wahlstrom. Shots on goal: 22:22. No spectators. Match stars: 1. Ovečkin, 2. Bäckström, 3. Samsonov (all Washington).|
|Pittsburgh – Boston 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1)|
|Goals: 16. B. Tanev – 4. Parsnip, 48. Frederic (He broke down). Shots on goal: 35:33. Daniel Vladař caught the whole match for Boston, collected one goal from 35 shots and had a success rate of 97.14 percent. Attendance: 2800. Match Stars: 1. Ruler, 2. Frederic (oba Boston), 3. DeSmith (Pittsburgh).|
|Detroit – Carolina 4:2 (2:1, 1:1, 1:0)|
|Goals: 4th and 13th Erne (on the first Zadina, Hronek, on the other Hronek), 33. Smiths, 60. Hronek – 3rd Niederreiter, 22nd Aho (Necas). Shots on goal: 28:37. No spectators. Match stars: 1. Erne, 2. Bernier, 3. Hronek (all Detroit).|
|Minnesota – Arizona 3:0 (1:0, 0:0, 2:0)|
|Goals: 2. Hartman, 43. Zuccarello, 54. Spurgeon. Shots on goal: 26:31. No spectators. Match Stars: 1. Kähkönen, 2. Spurgeon, 3. Cole (all Minnesota).|
|Dallas – Tampa Bay 3: 4 after sam. raids (0: 1, 1: 1, 2: 1 – 0: 0)|
|Goals: 30. Heiskanen, 58. Jamie Benn, 59. Radulov – 4th and decisive sam. raid B. Point (on the first Palát), 35. M. Joseph, 52. Stamkos. Shots on goal: 27:36. Attendance: 4057. Match Stars: 1. B. Point, 2. Hedman (both Tampa Bay), 3. Oettinger (Dallas).|
|Colorado – Anaheim 8:4 (2:4, 2:0, 4:0)|
|Goals: 8. and 39. Kadri, 2. Burakovsky, 32. Rantanen, 42. MacKinnon, 44. Girard, 57. Bellemare, 59. Saad – 3. Terry, 5. Heinen, 16. Henrique, 20. Grant. Shots on goal: 36:22. No spectators.|
|Canadian NHL scoring|