Eishockey national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer has secured the ninth win of the season with the Colorado Avalanche after a test of patience in an extremely curious game in the North American professional league NHL. The so-called outdoor game against the Vegas Golden Knights on the shores of Lake Tahoe, which the Avalanche won 3-2, was interrupted on Saturday (local time) when the score was 1-0 for over eight hours.
The sun’s rays had softened the ice and had to be temporarily protected with tarpaulin after the first third. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told NBC: “We played over 30 outdoor games. Those were the toughest circumstances we’ve ever had. The weather is nice, but the sun has damaged the ice. ”
An ice surface on a golf course
Colorado could not be put off course by the compulsory break and also won 26 parades thanks to Grubauer’s. The NHL has specially built an ice rink on a golf course at Lake Tahoe, and the second game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers will take place on Monday night.
The Edmonton Oilers were able to rely on their stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in their 7-1 home win against the Calgary Flames. McDavid scored three goals in the “Battle of Alberta” and got a total of five points. Born in Cologne, Draisaitl prepared two goals. Dominik Kahun also assisted once in the third win in a row.
Nico Sturm was also successful with the Minnesota Wild in a 5-1 win at the Anaheim Ducks. Tobias Rieder and the Buffalo Sabers also celebrated their fifth win of the season in a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils. Goalkeeper Thomas Greiss was not used in the 2-1 win for the Detroit Red Wings against the Florida Panthers.