The Edmonton Oilers' winning streak in the NHL ended shortly before a possible team record. The team led by national ice hockey player Leon Draisaitl lost 4:7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning after eight wins.
The Oilers were ahead 3-2 after two periods, but conceded five goals in the final period. Draisaitl remained without a goal or an assist. Steven Stamkos scored four goals for the guests from Florida, goalkeeper Andrej Wasilewski saved 53 shots. NHL top scorer Nikita Kutscherow contributed one goal and two assists and now has 50 points. The Oilers win record stands at nine. The team now has 13 wins, 13 losses and one overtime loss.
No successes for German NHL professionals
The other German professionals in the National Hockey League also lost with their teams. Tim Stützle and the Ottawa Senators lost 2:4 to the St. Louis Blues and remained without a goal, as did Moritz Seider, who lost 1:2 with the Detroit Red Wings against the Carolina Hurricanes. Lukas Reichel even suffered a 7-1 defeat with the Chicago Blackhawks against the Seattle Kraken, where the injured national goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer was not even in the squad.