NEW YORK - In his NHL debut on Sunday, Latvian goalkeeper Matiss Kivlenieks allowed just one goal to help his Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 2:1 (0:1, 0:0, 2:0), extending their winning streak to five games.
Kivlenieks was in goal the entire match, saving 31 of 32 shots on goal.
Kivlenieks has become the fifth Latvian goaltender to play at least one match in the NHL. The first four were Arturs Irbe, Peteris Skudra, Kristers Gudlevskis and Kivlenieks' teammate Elvis Merzlikins.
Oliver Bjorkstrand scored both goals ...
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