Ice hockey – Five Swiss shine in the NHL championship


Roman Josi, Nino Niederreiter, Pius Suter, Kevin Fiala and Timo Meier have all improved their stats on North American tracks.

Roman Josi all in determination.


March 24 looked like August 1 at the NHL championship, where ten games were scheduled. In fact, five Swiss hockey players were particularly dominant and effective in front of the opposing net.

At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nashville suffered a crushing loss to the Golden Knights (6-1), but Roman Josi (31) put his name on the scoreboard in a 12th straight game.

At the origin of the only Predators goal awarded to Swedish left winger Filip Forsberg on the power play, the Bernese defender thus equaled his best production sequence set between December 16, 2019 and January 9, 2020.

The duel was marked by a terrifying scene. Late in the first period, after an accidental collision with Forsberg, Alberta Las Vegas center Brett Howden hit the railing with his head. He was evacuated on a stretcher. “On behalf of all the Predators players, I wish Brett the best,” Josi said. The incident was terrifying and everyone was shocked.” The Nevada club did not communicate about the health status of its player.

Nicknamed for “The Kid”

At the PNC Arena in Raleigh, Carolina snatched a point from Dallas (file 3-4) thanks mainly to the contribution of Nino Niederreiter (31 years old). Silent since March 6, or 6 games, the Graubünden right-back has hit the goal twice against the Stars.

He made it 1-1 in the 27th minute, then 3-2 in the 51st, to bring his season total to 19 wins.

His record (25 goals) dates back to the 2016-2017 fiscal year, a campaign he spent with the Minnesota Wild.

Suter matches 2020-21 production

At the UBS Arena on Long Island, Detroit suffered the law of the New York Islanders (5-2). Zurich Red Wings center Pius Suter (25) however improved his personal statistics by scoring his team’s first goal in the 54th minute (4-1).

A goal that allowed him to equal the record produced in 2020-2021 during the first NHL season with Chicago (27 points).

21e more of Fiala

At the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Kevin Fiala (25) lit the lamp for the 21st time since the start of the 2021-2022 campaign.

During the visit of the Vancouver Canucks, the winger from Minnesota’s St. Gallen made it 2-1 in a game won on penalties by the Wild (3-2).

250 Meier’s point

At Rogers Place in Edmonton, where San Jose lost 5-2, Timo Meier (25) reached the 250 career point mark in his 376th start in the North American Pro League (regular season). The Appenzeller winger collected assists on both Sharks goals scored by Swedish defender Erik Karlsson and Czech forward Tomas Hertl.

The Angels – chicago tab 3-4

Carolina- dallas tab 3-4

New York Islanders -Detroit 5-2

Saint Louis – Philadelphia 2-5

Minnesota – Vancouver 3-2 AP

Las Vegas -Nashville 6-1