NHL Top Games Predictions 10/12-16

Wednesday:

1.Leafs at Sens 7pm SN

Prediction- 3-1 Sens, more experienced team and at home will give them a close fought win.Toronto is a very young team yet, that is still getting better, while the Sens are a borderline playoff team, this is a win even though its the 1st game that could send Ottawa on the right track.

2.Blues at Blackhawks 8pm NBCSN

Prediction- 4-2 Hawks, the playoff loss to the Blues will leave a bad taste for the Hawks i expect them to come out fast and win this game pretty easily. Saint Louis made changes after last season as they lost Brian Elliott to the Flames and rely on Jake Allen to be their #1 but, he is injured and might not play leaving Carter Hutton to start.While the Hawks will be good as always with the same nucleus and thats another reason for the win here.

3.Flames at Oilers 10pm SN

Prediction- 4-1 Oilers, new arena hyped crowd and a fast team will take over the game by the 2nd period.The Flames are better than last season with a legit number 1 in Brian Elliott while the Oilers are still young, if they can gel look out the talent is there.

4.Kings at sharks 1030pm NBCSN

Prediction- 2-1 Kings, this will be a physical game won on a late goal in the 3rd, if the Kings can keep it low they will win, thats how the Kings are they do not score many goals and win on defense.

Thursday:

1.Islanders at Rangers 7pm NHL.TV and Center Ice

Prediction- 3-1 Rangers, good game from Lundquvist and a few timely goals get the win for the Blueshirts in a physical game. The Islanders wont be a team to take easy this season, they added Andrew Ladd, Denis Seidenberg and Jason Chimera,while the Rangers made a few changes to their nucleus adding Micheak Grabner and Mika Zibanejad to their roster, I like the Rangers’ speed game and experience here.

2.Capitals at Penguins 8pm NBCSN

Prediction – 3-2 Caps, this will be a fun game between 2 teams that can move the puck well, in the end a late goal by the Caps gets a stunning win at Pittsburgh.

Friday:

1.Blackhawks at Predators 8pm NBCSN

Prediction- 3-1 Hawks, a tight checking low scoring grind it out game is what I expect and the Hawks have the better offense.

Saturday:

1.Bruins at Leafs 7pm NHL Net. and CBC

Prediction- 2-1 Bruins, I do not expect many goals as Boston is a defense 1st team, they will catch the Leafs on some mistakes for a close win.

2.Flames at Canucks 10pm CBC

Prediction- 3-2 Canucks, close game won in the last 5 minutes of the game.

Sunday:

1.Ducks at Islanders 6pm NHL.TV and Center Ice

Prediction- 3-1 Islanders, only reason for the win is the home opener and a noisy crowd will give them an edge to get all 3 points.

2.Sabres at Oilers 7pm NHL Net. and SN1

Prediction- 3-2 Oilers, their speed game is the difference in a battle of 2 young teams.This could go either way, but, I am taking the home team

Week Ahead-

Monday- Sharks at Rangers 7pm NHL Net.

Tuesday-Flyers at Blackhawks 8pm NBCSN and Pens at Habs 730pm SN360

Wednesday-Leafs at Jets 8pm SN and Red Wings at Rangers 8pm NBCSN

Thursday-Coyotes at Habs 730pm SN360

Friday- Predators at Red Wings 730pm NHL Net. and SN360

Saturday- HNIC, Leafs at Hawks 7pm CBC, Habs at Bruins 7pm CITY, Lightning at Sens 7pm SN360 , Canucks at Kings 10pm CBC and Blues at Flames 10pm SN360 and SN1

Saturday- Rangers at Capitals 7pm NHL Net. (Caps feed)

Sunday- Oilers at Jets 330pm, SN and NHL Net., Coyotes at Rangers 7pm (Rangers feed) and Canucks at Ducks 8pm SN

 

 

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