Zemgus Girgensons | Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
The National Hockey League (NHL) will host two games with the participation of Latvian hockey players on the upcoming night. Columbus “Blue Jackets” represented by goalkeeper Elvjas Merzlikina at At 00:30, they will meet the Philadelphia Flyers, while the Buffalo Sabres, in whose ranks forward Zemgus Girgensons plays, at At 2:00 p.m., the guests will fight against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Merzlikin’s team is doing very badly, as they have already lost eight games in a row and 12 of the last 13 matches. The Blue Jackets are one of the weakest teams in the NHL, so the next game should break the losing streak and improve the current situation. Merzlikin averaged 3.31 innings in 13 games and saved 89.7% of shots. The Blue Jackets’ top scorers this season are Zack Werenski and Ivan Provorov.
On the other hand, Girgenson’s team has a three-game losing streak and Buffalo is not doing too well either. Girgenson has two goals in 17 games this season, but the most productive Sabers hockey players are Jeff Skinner and Casey Middlestead, who each have 13 points.