January 30th season 2014-15 game between Sabres (Zemgus Girgensons) and Canucks (Ronalds Ķēniņš) was Ronalds Ķēniņš NHL debut game. Canucks won 5-2 at home, Zemgus Girgensons recorded an assist. Ronalds Ķēniņš played 10:33, had one shot to the net and three hits. Ronalds Ķēniņš is 22nd Latvian who has played in NHL, he also was fourth Latvian in Canucks, but about friends and foes next time.
Knowing that, I was really curious about how many Latvian players have played against each other. And thinking about Latvian hockey player rivalries, first to come to mind is this fight between Artūrs Kulda (Peterborough Petesseason) and Kaspars Daugaviņš (Toronto St. Michael's Majors) in 2006-07 season game.
He makes no friends who never made a foe. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
A total of 14 Latvian players have participated in such rivalries and there has been 111 games played between Latvian players. They totally scored 30 goals. Two of them were first in their NHL career, five of them were game winning goals. 31 assists have been given and total goalie record is 14-21-7 (W-L-T).
To see the full Latvian player statistics, go to the related post - Statistics about Latvian player rivalries in NHL
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