NHL Recap 10/30

Scores-

Kings 0-3 Penguins, Bruins 3-2  Sabres OT, Jets  1-2 Devils SO , Blackhawks 5-4 Senators SO , Flyers 3-4  Lightning, Coyotes 1-2  Panthers, Ducks 0-2  Blues, Sharks 3-4 Wild SO , Islanders 0-5  Avalanche and Canadiens 2-3 Canucks OT

Thoughts-

1. The Islanders looked awful and out of sync

2. Big win for the Wild after they lost to the Rangers they bounce back and beat 2 good teams in Boston (in Beantown) and at home vs the Sharks

3. Nice comeback for the Hawks

 

Friday- NO TV Games

Interesting Games-

1. Kings at Red Wings 730pm( FS West 2 , FS Det. and SN East.)

2. Ducks at Stars 830pm( FS West and FS Southwest)

NHL TV Schedule 11/7-10

US TV:

Friday– 830pm Capitals at Blackhawks NHL Net.

Saturday– 7pm Wild at Canadiens NHL Net. (City TV Feed)

Sunday-6pm Leafs at Senators (City TV and NHL Net.)

Canada TV-

Friday– 830pm Capitals at Blackhawks (Sportsnet Regional Nets.)

Saturday– 7pm Rangers at Leafs (CBC), Wild at Canadiens (City TV) , Jets at Senators (Sportsnet), Penguins at Sabres (FX) and 10pm Canucks at Kings (CBC)

Sunday- Canucks at Ducks 9pm  (City TV)

 

NHL Rankings 10/31

Top 10:

1.Canadiens, 2. Ducks, 3. Predators, 4. Lightning, 5. Wild, 6. Blackhawks, 7.Kings, 8. Red Wings, 9. Canucks and 10. Sharks

Out- Islanders, Flames, and Stars

In- Sharks, Canucks and Predators

 

Hot:

1. Predators, 2. Penguins, 3. Canadiens, 4.Blues and 5. Canucks

 

Not:

1.Sabres, 2. Canes, 3.Jets, and 4. Coyotes

NHL Recap 10/29

Scores-

Red Wings 4-2 Capitals and Predators 4-1  Oilers

 

Thursday:

TV Game- Kings at Pens 7pm( FS West and Root)

Interesting Games-

1. Blackhawks at Senators 730pm (CSN Chicago and TSN Sens)

2. Ducks at Blues 8pm ( Prime and FS Midwest)

3. Canadiens at Canucks 10pm (SN 360)

 

 

NHL Recap 10/28

Scores-

Wild 4-3 Bruins, Kings 2-3  Flyers OT,Jets 4-3 Islanders, Devils 3-8 Penguins, Sabres 0-4 Leafs, Coyotes 3-7  Lightning, Ducks 1-0 Blackhawks, Blues  4-3 Stars OT , Canadiens 2-1 Flames SO, Sharks 3-2  Avs  SO and Hurricanes 1-4  Canucks

Wednesday:

1. Red Wings at Capitals 730pm (NBCSN and SN 1)

2. Predators at Oilers 10pm ( FS TN and SN 360)

NHL Preview 10/29-31

Wednesday:

TV Game- Red Wings at Capitals 730pm NBCSN

Prediction- The Wings and Capitals both play smart defensive systems, this is a change for the Caps who now play under Barry Trotz who coached Nashville and is a defense 1st coach,the Red Wings are healthy and this is the difference, they are the better team, Washington will be better than they were on the road but, the Wings get the lead early and hold off the Caps in the 3rd.

Score- Wings 4-2 Caps

Thursday:

TV Game- Kings at Pens 7pm NHL Net.

Prediction- This is a battle of 2 different styles, the Kings like to grind out games, use their size get the puck in front of the net and score that way, while the Pens like to skate with their speed and get the game more up tempo. This is a tough one to predict, the Kings did not play many road games this year so far, they are very talented but, so are the Pens, I see this going to overtime and maybe a shootout.

Score- Kings 2-3 Pens in OT or SO

Friday:

No TV games

Best Game- Kings at Red Wings 730pm

Prediction- The Kings have it tough, play in Pittsburgh then travel to Detroit to play the Wings Friday. I like the Wings here on the fact of  it being game 2 of a back to back.

Score- Kings 1-3 Wings

Best of the rest:

Tuesday-Devils at Penguins 7pm (MSG and Root), Ducks at Hawks 83pm (Primeticket and CSN Chi.) and Sharks at Avalanche 9pm (CSN Cal. and Altitude)

Wednesday-Predators at Oilers 10pm (Sportsnet)

Thursday-Blackhawks at Senators 730pm (CSN Chi. and TSN Sens), Sharks at Wild 8pm (CSN Cal. and FS North +) and Canadiens at Canucks 10pm (SN 360)

Friday-Leafs at Blue  Jackets 7pm (SN Ontario and FS Ohio)

Looking ahead:

Saturday-Blackhawks at Leafs 7pm (CSN Chi., CBC and NHL Net.), Sens at Bruins 7pm (City TV and NESN),Capitals at Lightning (FX-CA, CSN DC and Sunsports), Canucks at Oilers 10pm (CBC ) and Islanders at Sharks 1030pm (MSG +, CSN Cal. and NBCSN)

Sunday-Flames at Canadiens 7pm (City TV no US Broadcast)

 

NHL End Of October Thoughts

Good:

1. Montreal- had a good month, the early good start could be contributed to alot of games at home.

2. Anahiem- The best team in the West so far

3. Chicago- One of the most experienced teams in the league

4. Kings- Same as Chicago

5.Dallas- I did not see them being this good

Bad:

1. Sabres- To be expected

2. Panthers- Another young team

3. Hurricanes- Losing Jordan Staal hurt them

 

Surprises:

Good-

1. Dallas, 2. NYI,3. Montreal, 4. Calgary and 5. Washington

Bad-

1. Philly. ,2. Carolina, 3. Colorado, 4. Toronto and 5.Winnipeg

 

Predictions for November

East-

1. The Canadiens go back to the rest of the pack tougher slate with trips to NY (Rangers), Penguins, Red Wings and they host the Wild, Blackhawks,Penguins, Blues and Bruins. This will show how good they are.

2. Tampa takes 1st in the  Atlantic, I feel they are the best team in that division.One stretch to watch is Nov.8-11th, they play at Columbus, Detroit and Chicago,if they win 2 of those I feel they can be a serious threat, they are still good no matter what.

3. The Metro becomes a 2 team race between the  Rangers and Penguins. The Islanders have a horrible schedule with a 5 game road trip at Avs, Sharks, Ducks, Kings and Coyotes,then they also play at Tampa. Pittsburgh and at Washington the day after Thanksgiving, they also host the Pens. Flyers, Lightning and Devils in a horrendous month. The Rangers will be better than what they have shown, they have alot of home games with road games at Toronto, Philadelphia, Tampa, Pittsburgh and at Buffalo.. They could make some noise with that schedule. The Penguins are tough just with the talent alone.

West-

1.The West will be wide open, especially the Pacific, the Ducks, Kings and Sharks will be a 3 team race all season. All 3 are very good and will in the race all season.

2.The Central will become a 2 team race between the Hawks and Wild.

3. The Flames will continue to battle hard and surprise people.