Five out of six games were decided only in the extra time or penalties. Only in the match between the Golden Knights of Vegas and St. Louis Blues (1: 4), the winner was already after the regular season.
The match between Colorado and Stanley Cup customers in Washington also needed an additional time period after Colin Wilson of Colorado equalized in 58 minutes to equalize with 2-2. In extra time, it took only 22 seconds before Swedish Nicklas Backstrom decided to play a power game in favor of Capitals.
Sven Andrighetto returned to Colorado after losing six games for a body injury. The 25-year-old striker came on the fourth strike line, he was on ice for 10:27 minutes and finished the match with a balanced balance.
The Washington Capitals did not use Jonas Siegenthaler. The defender in Zurich was sent to AHL after two NHL missions at the Hershey Bears farm.