Winning streaks end for Islanders, Penguins, but Sabres keep losing

NHL 3 Stars from Tuesday

1. Kaapo Kahkonen, Minnesota Wild

We’re well beyond the point where individuals can simply joke about Kaapo Kahkonen’s name being so comparable to that of Kaapo Kakko‘s name, then just move on. Kaapo Kahkonen’s merely on too hot of a streak.

Actually, it’s rather reasonable to question where Kahkonen may figure into the Calder Prize race. Could he take a few of the thunder from colleague Kirill Kaprizov? (OK, that may be a bit rash.)

In any case, Kahkonen and the Wild are on a red-hot run. By locking out the Coyotes on Tuesday, the Wild are now on a five-game winning streak.

As hot as the Wild are as a group, Kahkonen’s even hotter. After authoring the very first nothing of his young profession versus the Golden Knights (26 minimizes March 8), Kahkonen stopped all 31 shots to blank the Coyotes. He’s now on an individual nine-game winning streak.

In Between Kahkonen, Web Cam Talbot, and a strong group defense, the Wild have actually been incredibly difficult to score versus, not to mention beat.

Once the Wild developed their 3-0 lead after 40 minutes, they actually let Kahkonen “earn” his nothing. The Coyotes produced a 17-4 shots on objective benefit in the 3rd duration, yet Kahkonen maintained his nothing. Arizona had additional drive, too, thanks to the anger originating from a bad hit on Conor Garland.

Kahkonen stood apart amongst some stout goalies on Tuesday in the NHL

2. Nazem Kadri, Colorado Avalanche

Perhaps the Ducks simply made the Avalanche mad on Tuesday. At various points, the Ducks developed early leads of 2-1 and even 4-2. Possibly Jared Bednar shouted paint off the walls throughout the intermission(s), as the Avs controlled from there.

In the 2nd duration, the Avalanche connected things up 4-4 with 2 objectives. They included 4 more in the 3rd. Even with among those objectives being an empty-netter, that’s still some genuine muscle-flexing.

Nazem Kadri played a huge function because rally, scoring 2 objectives and 2 helps. After gathering 2 points vs. the Kings, Kadri now has 6 points in his last 2 video games. He’s nearly as hot as that Kahkonen fella.

In General, the Avalanche have actually won 4 video games in a row.

3. Dan Vladar, Boston Bruins

Wild goalie Kahkonen took the cake amongst goalies on Tuesday in the NHL, however he dealt with severe competitors. Dan Vladar (in some cases Daniel) wasn’t away the mark, making 34 conserves for his very first NHL win. Doing so versus the possibly harmful presses that up a notch, too.

Joey Daccord pulled on heartstrings with his very first NHL win, however Vladar supplied the more excellent efficiency today.

Scroll down and you can see that Vladar likewise supplied among the highlights of the NHL on Tuesday with a remarkable conserve.

Beyond Kahkonen and Vladar, other netminders differentiated themselves. Mackenzie Blackwood made 33 conserves to extend the Sabres’ unpleasant losing streak to 12 video games. On The Other Hand, Jonathan Bernier‘s pushing the Red Wings to become more of an upset threat lately, this time scorning the Hurricanes by making 35 out of 37 saves.

Winning streaks end for Islanders, Penguins; Fun doesn’t stop for Sabres

  • By enjoyable, we naturally mean … losing. You understand it’s not so terrific when gamers can’t wiggle out of concerns about modifications. How could you when a currently slipping group goes on to lose 12 video games in a row, like the unlucky Sabres? Not a terrific indication when a beat author keeps pairing quotes with his short article about Sabres training prospects, as John Vogl did on Tuesday:

(Well, a minimum of Taylor Hall appears to be OKAY after taking a puck to the face.)

  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 718th objective, and likewise got a help for point 1,300, to assist the Capitals win 6 in a row. In doing so, the Capitals snapped the Islanders’ nine-game winning streak, and likewise ended the Islanders’ point streak at 12 video games.

  • By losing to the Bruins, the Penguins’ winning streak ends at 6 video games.

Emphasizes from Tuesday in NHL: Ovechkin ratings 718, that Vladar conserve

You can learn more about Alex Ovechkin reaching 6th all-time (passing Phil Esposito) with objective number 718 here. And, once again, he likewise reached 1,300+ points (objective 718 was point 1,301 for Ovechkin). Now delight in Ovechkin scoring number 718 from “his office.”

Banquet your eyes on that Dan Vladar conserve, which assisted the Bruins end the Penguins’ winning streak.

Tuesday’s NHL ratings

Bruins 2, Penguins 1
Devils 3, Sabres 2
Capitals 3, Islanders 1
Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2
Wild 3, Coyotes 0
Lightning 4, Stars 3 (SO)
Avalanche 8, Ducks 4

More NHL News

Vladar, Bruins hand Penguins a bitter loss in a nasty video game Alex Ovechkin passes Esposito with objective 718, likewise reaches 1,300 points Taylor Hall goes back to Sabres video game after taking puck to the face

James O’Brien is an author for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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