The two Canadian teams battled Edmonton’s Oilers 1: 4 (0: 2, 1: 0, 0: 2) in the Edmonton Hall’s Rogers Place Flames.
The home side’s victory was secured by two goals scored by Konora McDavid, but Leon Draizaitls stood out with a productive pass. Elias Lindholm scored the only goal for Calgary.
In the second match, in which Skotiabank Arena Toronto met two more Canadian teams, Montreal’s Canadiens conceded Torontos Maple Leafs 2: 4 (0: 1, 1: 2, 1: 1).
In this game, Ilya Miheyev revealed the result after John Tavares in the 33rd second. Aleksandrs Kerfūtts scored two goals in favor of the winners, but three performance points (1 + 2) in Morgan Railie’s account.
It has already been reported that the unit represented by the Latvian striker Teodors Blugers lost 2: 3 (1: 2, 0: 0, 1: 0, 0: 1) to the Philadelphia Flyers in the first training game of the Pittsburgh “Penguins” league before the resumption of the season.
Blugers spent 13 minutes and 49 seconds on the field, during which he threw twice into the goal and occasionally lost and took away the puck, as well as won half of the throws.
On Thursday, Columbus “Blue Jackets”, represented by two Latvian goalkeepers Elvis Merzlikkin and Matiss Kivleniek, will play against Boston “Bruins”.
Training camps were opened on July 13, followed by a 24-team tournament in two Canadian cities, Edmonton and Toronto.
The teams went to Edmonton and Toronto on July 26, where the qualifying round for the Stanley Cup playoffs will begin on August 1.
Club owners and players have already agreed on a format for 24 team elimination games. It envisages a series of up to three wins in the “play-off” qualifying round, followed by a switch to the traditional series format for up to four wins.
The league and the players’ union also agreed that the playoffs would not take place in the traditional grid, when each team knows with which pair the winner will play the next round, and the teams will be re-seeded after each round.
The Eastern Conference season will continue with Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens.
The Western Conference season will continue with the St. Louis Blues, Vegas’ Golden Knights, Colorados Avalanche, Dallas’s Stars, Edmonton’s Oilers, Nashville’s Predators, Vancouver’s Canucks, Calgary’s Flames, Winnipeg’s Jets, Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes.
Bruins, Lightning, Capitals and Flyers will compete in the Eastern Conference for the sown places, but the following pairs will meet in the qualifying tournament with eight teams: Penguins against Canadiens, Hurricanes against Rangers, Islanders “against” Panthers “and” Blue Jackets “against” Maple Leafs “.
The Blues, Golden Knights, Avalanche and Stars will compete in the Western Conference for sowing seats, and the following pairs will meet in the qualifying tournament with eight teams: “Oilers” against “Blackhawks”, “Predators” against “Coyotes”, ” Canucks vs. Wild and Flames vs. Jets.
There are five Latvian hockey players in the NHL district this season: goalkeepers Elvis Merzļikins and Matīss Kivlenieks (Columbus “Blue Jackets”), as well as forwards Teodors Blugers (Pittsburgh “Penguins”), Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo “Sabers”) and Rudd “Sabers” Senators “). For Girgenson and Balcer, the NHL season is over.