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NHL: Leon Draisaitl meets at the anniversary game


Leon Draisaitl also scored in his 500th appearance in the regular NHL season. It wasn't enough for Germany's athlete of the year to win - it went to a national team colleague.

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Leon Draisaitl can be congratulated after his goal

Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP

The German ice hockey superstar Leon Draisaitl lost the duel with national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer in his 500th NHL game.

Grubauer's Seattle Kraken surprisingly defeated Draisaitl's Edmonton Oilers 4: 3 (2: 1, 2: 1, 0: 1) in the North American professional league on Friday evening (local time).

Draisaitl scored the interim 1: 1 equalizer in his anniversary game with his 21st goal in the 22nd game of the season.

It was also his eleventh power play goal of the season.

Both are currently the top scores in the world's best ice hockey league.

In the final third, the 26-year-old also gave the template for the subsequent goal.

On the other side, Grubauer parried 29 shots at his goal.

After their third home win in a row, the Kraken left last place in the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in second place in the same division.

Draisaitl, 2020's best scorer and most valuable player in the NHL as well as Germany's Sportsman of the Year, has 220 goals and 329 assists in his 500 regular season games for the Edmonton Oilers.

Draisaitl and Grubauer at the Olympic Games

Draisaitl and Grubauer will meet again at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing (February 3rd to 20th, 2022).

Both belong to the line-up of the German Ice Hockey Federation.

When winning the silver medal in Pyeongchang in 2018, both of the other NHL stars were still missing from the squad.

Germany faces Canada (February 10), China (February 12) and the USA (February 13) in the group stage.

mfu / dpa

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-12-04

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