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A scary situation in the NHL the referee was

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Mikael Pyyhtiä picked up the first NHL point of his career when he scored the opening goal in a 6–2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

In the NHL match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning, a scary situation was seen when the head referee acted Steve Kozari was carried off the field on a stretcher.

Kozari collided with a Tampa defender in the middle zone Haydn to Fleury, when the third period had been played for six minutes. Fleury was able to get up and was helped to the locker room, but Kozari remained lying motionless on the field surface, where he was treated for a long time.

The 46-year-old referee was taken from the field on a stretcher to the hospital for observation. He was able to move his arms and is expected to make a full recovery.

Kozari is an experienced referee who has officiated in 1,151 NHL regular season games and 136 playoff games. The match was played to the end with one head referee and two linesmen.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said that he saw the situation out of the corner of his eye.

– I think they both looked at the puck, like me. The crash was really scary because Steve probably couldn’t soften his landing. We really hope he’s okay. It was a really scary situation, Sullivan said.

– It didn’t look good. We wish Steve the best. When something like that happens, you have to try to get back into the game as quickly as possible. Tampa probably did a better job than us, Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said.

The Penguins led the match 4–2 when Kozari was taken off the field, but Tampa held on by Anthony Duclair and By Steven Stamkos with hits to the chest. of Pittsburgh Michael Bunting however, decided the match when he crushed the loose puck into the goal.

With the win, Pittsburgh moved up to the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, which entitles it to the playoffs.

Finns scoring

The eight-game winning streak of the Dallas Stars, who secured their place in the playoffs, was broken when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the teams at the tail end of the series, 2–3.

After a scoreless first period, Chicago scored three goals in the second period. Roope Hintz reduced to 1–3 at the end of the set by directing Miro Heiskanen sent the puck into the backpack from in front of the goal at the end of the counterattack. The hit was Hintz’s 29th of the season.

Heiskanen also passed By Jamie Benn directed by the 2–3 goal, which was the last of the match. Chicago’s goalkeeper was chosen as the number one star of the match Petr Mrazekwho blocked 42 shots.

– It is always disappointing to lose a match. At some point, of course, there will always be a loss, but we had opportunities to win. We couldn’t do that today. Hopefully tomorrow we will succeed against Colorado, Heiskanen inch after the match.

The Florida Panthers lost in overtime to the Boston Bruins 2–3. Florida’s Finnish captain Alexander Barkov made it 2–2 in the third period. The solution hit Jesper Boqvist. Barkov is on a seven-game point streak.

Erik Haulan represented by the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 4–3. Haula scored the opening goal of the match.

of the Columbus Blue Jackets Mikael Wipes picked up his first career NHL point when he assisted on the opening goal in a 6–2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.