Hockey star Leon Drysittel continues to lead a wave of success with the Edmonton Oilers under new NHL coach Jay Woodcroft. The 26-year-old scored in the 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets, the Canadians’ fifth straight win.
In third place in the Pacific Division, the Oilers returned to the playoffs track. Cologne’s Driestel set up the goal for his outstanding attacking partner Conor McDavid, who had risen to the top scorers list in the league with two more passes. Draisaitl 69 points, McDavid two points more.
Young star Tim Stutzel suffered a defeat despite scoring a goal with the Ottawa Senators. The 20-year-old scored his ninth goal of the season in the 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins. Sixth place in the Atlantic Division, the Canadian capital team has little chance of a play-off.
Goalkeeper Philip Grobauer could not prevent the upcoming defeat of the Seattle Kraken despite a solid performance. The bottom of the Pacific Division has ceded 1-2 at Calgary Flames for its third consecutive bankruptcy. Grubauer has 35 saves, and he’s only managed to save more this season shortly before Christmas against the Washington Capitals (37).