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Video: Fax star among the Stars. The Czech forward shone with a goal and two assists – 2024-04-04 17:29:19

Forward Radek Faksa led Dallas’ 5-0 win over Edmonton with a goal and two assists. The Stars won for the eighth time in a row and maintained their lead at the top of the Western Conference.

Faksa played the best game of the season against Edmonton. For the first time in the year, he collected more than one point in one game and significantly contributed to the extension of the currently longest winning streak in the league.

The Czech striker, whose main contribution to the team is usually in the defensive zone, opened the score of the match in the third minute. After a quick renumbering of three to two, he found himself alone in front of the goalkeeper and scored his seventh goal of the season.

“When you score a goal in the first substitution, it always gives you a boost. In the rest of the match, you play much better,” Faksa, who was named the second star of the match, told reporters.

He added two assists at the end of the second period, when Dallas refused any resistance from the Oilers. At 36:27, the Czech center participated in Wyatt Johnston’s goal to make it 3-0, and 56 seconds before the second siren, he prepared the Stars’ fifth goal for Sam Steele. “We played an excellent match. We attacked well in attack, the defenders blocked shots and the goalkeeper made several great saves. Today, everything worked as it should,” noted Faksa.

Jake Oettinger picked up the second clean sheet in a row. The 25-year-old American blocked all 35 shots of the Oilers, and the journalists declared him the best player of the match.

“We played against an excellent team, but we did a great job in the match. The guys played well in defense and didn’t let the opponent into anything. We knew what the Oilers are good at and we were able to eliminate it,” praised the performance of the entire team Oettinger, who did not concede for more than 150 minutes.

Edmonton lost for the second straight time and remained in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Stars are one point behind the NHL’s best team.

This is the Rangers, who won the derby with New Jersey. The hockey players from Manhattan won 4:3 on their own ice and basically deprived the Devils of the opportunity to play in the playoffs.

The match started with a mass fight immediately after the opening bull, after which the match ended for eight players.

In the end, the Rangers managed the first period better, as they went to the cabins with a two-goal lead.

The Devils made it 3:2 in the second half. The visitors’ first goal was scored in the 22nd minute by Czech forward Ondřej Palát, who shot past goalkeeper Igor Šestorkin from an angle.

New Jersey, just like in the game on Tuesday night, did not manage the third period. The Devils lost their lead in it, and after a 3-4 loss, they are six points behind eighth-placed Washington. The Capitals also have two games to go.

Defender Filip Hronek set up Vancouver’s winning goal at the end of the match against Arizona. The Canucks beat the Coyotes 2-1.

NHL Results:

Dallas – Edmonton 5:0 (1:0, 4:0, 0:0)

Goals: 3. Fax34. Seguin, 37. W. Johnston (Fax), 39. Benn, 40. Steel (Fax). Shots on goal: 32:35. Spectators: 18,532. Stars of the match: 1. Oettinger, 2. Fax3. W. Johnston (all Dallas).

Toronto – Tampa Bay 1:4 (1:1, 0:2, 0:1)

Goals: 19. Matthews – 11. Hedman, 23. Point, 29. Stamkos, 55. Paul. Shots on goal: 29:26. Spectators: 18,648. Stars of the game: 1. Vasilevsky, 2. Kucherov, 3. Hagel (all Tampa Bay).

NY Rangers – New Jersey 4:3 (2:0, 0:3, 2:0)

Goals: 10. Panarin, 19. Lafrenière, 46. Kakko, 56. Kreider – 23. Palace, 30. B. Smith, 32. Hischier. Shots on goal: 41:20. Spectators: 18,006. Stars of the game: 1. Fox, 2. Lafrenière, 3. Panarin (all NY Rangers).

Los Angeles – Seattle 5:2 (1:0, 2:0, 2:2)

Goals: 28., 32. and 57. Moore, 10. Kempe, 51. Fiala – 46. Burakovsky, 52. Dumoulin. Shots on goal: 27:23. Spectators: 18,145. Stars of the game: 1. Moore, 2. Dubois, 3. Arvidsson (all Los Angeles).

Arizona – Vancouver 1:2 (0:0, 0:1, 1:1)

Branky: 51. Guenther – 30. Q. Hughes, 59. Garland (Grape). Shots on goal: 23:33. Attendance: 4600. Stars of the match: 1. Garland (Vancouver), 2. Ingram (Arizona), 3. Q. Hughes (Vancouver).

NHL Tables:

Eastern Conference:

Atlantic Division:

1. x-Boston 76 44 15 17 252:208 103
2. x-Florida 76 47 5 24 246:193 99
3. Toronto 75 43 9 23 276:235 95
4. Tampa Bay 75 42 7 26 263:242 91
5. Detroit 75 37 8 30 251:249 82
6. Buffalo 76 36 5 35 229:229 77
7. Ottawa 74 33 4 37 238:256 70
8. Montreal 74 29 12 33 205:252 70

Metropolitan Division:

1. x-NY Rangers 76 51 4 21 263:214 106
2. x-Carolina 75 47 7 21 255:199 101
3. Philadelphia 76 36 11 29 222:239 83
4. Washington 74 36 10 28 203:238 82
5. NY Islanders 75 33 15 27 222:249 81
6. Pittsburgh 75 34 11 30 226:225 79
7. New Jersey 76 36 4 36 249:262 76
8. Columbus 75 25 12 38 217:273 62

Western Conference:

Central Division:

1. x-Dallas 76 48 9 19 281:220 105
2. x-Colorado 75 47 6 22 280:225 100
3. Winnipeg 75 45 6 24 228:187 96
4. Nashville 75 43 4 28 244:228 90
5. St. Louis 75 40 4 31 216:226 84
6. Minnesota 74 36 10 28 227:235 81
7. Arizona 75 31 5 39 227:250 67
8. Chicago 75 22 5 48 166:262 49

Pacific Division:

1. x-Vancouver 76 47 8 21 260:204 102
2. Edmonton 74 45 5 24 264:214 95
3. Vegas 75 42 8 25 244:219 92
4. The Angels 75 39 11 25 234:199 89
5. Seattle 75 31 13 31 199:218 75
6. Calgary 74 34 5 35 227:243 73
7. Anaheim 76 25 4 47 187:275 54
8. San Jose 74 17 8 49 165:298 42

Note: Teams marked with an “x” are certain to advance to the playoffs.

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