The German ice hockey professional Leon Draisaitl goes into the Christmas break in the NHL with a defeat. Germany's athlete of the year 2020 conceded a 2: 5 (2: 0, 0: 2, 0: 3) against the Vancouver Canucks with the Edmonton Oilers at home.
For the Oilers, it was the third home loss in a row in the North American ice hockey league. The Oilers were leading 2-0 after the first period. Draisatl was involved in the second goal with an assist. But Edmonton conceded two goals in the second half and three goals in the third period. The next game for the Oilers is December 27 (local time).
Alex Ovechkin passes Gordie Howe
Alex Ovechkin is now the second leading scorer in NHL history. The Russian forward scored twice in his Washington Capitals' 4-1 (1-0, 1-0, 2-1) home win over the Winnipeg Jets and has scored a total of 802 goals in his career. The 37-year-old ousted Gordie Howe (801 goals), followed by Canada's ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky with 894 goals.
The games of the Ottawa Senators with Tim Stützle against the Detroit Red Wings with Moritz Seider and the Buffalo Sabers with JJ Peterka against the Tampa Bay Lightning were canceled by the league due to the winter storm in the USA.