Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen Shine as Jesse Puljujärvi Returns to Lineup

Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen Shine as Jesse Puljujärvi Returns to Lineup

Joel Armia recorded 1+1 points as the Canadiens defeated Arizona. The Colorado Avalanche Finns, including Mikko Rantanen and Artturi Lehkonen, both recorded 1+1 powers, and Joel Kiviranta scored one goal in their 5–1 win over the Dallas Stars. Rantanen’s goal was initiated by Nathan MacKinnon, who has now scored more than half of Rantanen’s 251 NHL career goals.

Lehkonen opened his scoring in the second period by hitting Colorado’s fifth hit. This hit was started by Rantanen and Jonathan Drouin with a clever passing pattern. Meanwhile, Jesse Puljujärvi returned to the lineup as the Penguins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in overtime 4–3. Puljujärvi played for 8.46 minutes, took one penalty, and recorded -1 in the power statistic. Valtteri Puustinen of Pittsburgh assisted on his team’s 3–3 equalizer, which was scored by Lars Eller.

Joel Armia of the Canadiens recorded 1+1 power points as the team defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4–2. Armia opened his team’s scoring by scoring a 1–0 goal after just eight minutes of the match. Matias Maccelli of the Coyotes also scored, providing the assist for his team’s 3–2 narrow goal. Montreal is currently last in the Atlantic Division, while Arizona is one place higher in the Central Division.

Armia scored his last point before the goal when he assisted the goal on February 24th. Before that, he managed a two-pass pot on February 17th. In a match between the Buffalo Sabres and the Florida Panthers, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 34 saves as the Sabers narrowly lost to Florida 2-3. The other Finns in the match did not record any statistics.

Tonight’s NHL results

  • Detroit–Washington 8–3
  • Florida–Buffalo 3–2
  • Montreal–Arizona 4–2
  • Philadelphia–Tampa Bay 6–2
  • Toronto–Vegas 2–6
  • Minnesota–Carolina 2–3
  • Nashville–Ottawa 4–1
  • Winnipeg–St. Louis 4–2
  • Calgary–Los Angeles 4–2
  • Colorado–Dallas 5–1
  • Vancouver–Pittsburgh 3–4
  • San Jose–New Jersey 2–7