This means that the defender already has 13 assists this season. Detroit is in third place in the Atlantic Division with 29 points, which will be enough to immediately qualify for the playoffs following the regular season.

Tim Stützle also joined the Ottawa Senators scoring list. The 21-year-old set up the final goal in Canada’s 2-0 win over the Seattle Kraken. It was only the Senators’ ninth win of the season, leaving Ottawa in last place in their division. However, the Canadian capital team has played the fewest games in the entire league so far. Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was not used by Seattle.

There was no benefit for the two other German NHL pros in Saturday night’s action. John-Jason Peterka and the Buffalo Sabers clearly lost to the Carolina Hurricanes with a score of 2:6, Peterka was left without a goal contribution. The same goes for Lukas Reichel, who lost 3-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks on the road against the Winnipeg Jets.
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