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)

 

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