In last night's NHL round, two Finns succeeded in scoring.
They were striker Joel Kiviranta and defender Esa Lindell when the Dallas Stars defeated the Florida Panthers 3-0.
The early season has been tricky for last season’s final team.
Against Florida, Dallas managed to cut its losing streak in as many as six matches.
Dallas has won six of their 14 matches.
The guarantor of the victory was also experienced Russian goalkeeper Anton Hudobin, 34, who blocked all 43 shots in Florida in the match.
The Finnish defenders Lindell and Miro Heiskanen were the playing time kings of Dallas.
Lindell, 26, is often overshadowed by Heiskanen in the direction of attack.
Now in the early part of the season, Dallas ’key defenders Heiskanen’s Goal Account is yet to be opened, while Lindell has hit twice.
However, Heiskanen has eight goals.
In any case, this surprising fact came to the fore on Twitter, for example, in the account of puck journalist Saad Yousuf.
- Raise your hand if you anticipate before the start of the season that Lindell will have two more goals than Heiskanen after the first quarter of the season.
Lower your hand, you cheater too, Yousuf joked.
Dallas has played fewer matches than other Central Division teams.
The cause was first corona infections or exposures and then the winter storms in Texas and the power outages that followed.
During long power outages, Lindell accommodated other Finnish players in Dallas.
In addition to Heiskanen and Kiviranta, Roope Hintz, who excelled in the center of the early season, will play in the team.
- If there has ever been any doubt - this week it has been proven that Esa Lindell is the godfather of Stars' Finnish mafia, wrote Brien Rea, a reporter for Fox Sports, on Twitter.
- Miro confirmed that electricity went out of his apartment, so he and other Finns were with Esa.
Miro said Esa and his girlfriend made all the food, which was nice, added radio reporter Owen Newkirk.