NHL Games of the Week: Saturday, January 27th to Friday, February 2nd

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Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks shake hands after the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Mick Kern from NHL Network Radio here. We’re running down the must-hear NHL games of the week, including Saturday night’s All-Star Game, the Flyers at Washington, and more!

Saturday, January 27th – 2018 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition
6:00 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 91

Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin take you through the 2018 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition, as the best players in the league compete in a friendly test of hockey skills.

Sunday, January 28th – 2018 NHL All Star Game in Tampa, Florida
3:00 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 91

The 2018 NHL All-Star Game is in Tampa this time around.  Each division will ice a 3-on-3 team, with the winner being crowned the 2018 NHL All-Star Game champion.

 

Monday, January 29th – NO GAMES

 

Tuesday, January 30th – Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 207

The NHL regular season gets going again with a dozen games on the go tonight, including the Eastern Conference leading Lightning in Winnipeg to face a red-hot Jets team.  Only the Bruins are challenging Tampa for the Atlantic Division crown, while Winnipeg are in a three way dogfight for first in the Central Division.

Wednesday, January 31st – Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
8:00 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 220

Rivalry Night features two Metropolitan Division foes; the home team in the running for first in the Met, while the visiting team is battling for an Eastern Division wildcard spot.

Thursday, February 1st – Los Angeles Kings at Nashville Predators
8:30 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 210

While most of the talk in the West is about the surprising success of the expansion Golden Knights, the Kings have also enjoyed some unexpected success so far this season.  They’ve recently hit a bit of a dry patch, but are still in the fight for a playoff spot in the Pacific Division.  It could be a wildcard spot, it could be as high as second place.  A year after falling short in the Stanley Cup Final, the Predators are once again a power in the Central Division.

Friday, February 2nd – Vegas Golden Knights at Minnesota Wild
8:00 PM Eastern – Sirius XM 221

What else can be said about the Vegas Golden Knights?  The best expansion team in North American big league sports history, the Knights continue to amaze as they continue to win.  On the Monday before the NHL All-Star break, Vegas were in first place in the entire National Hockey League.  Nobody saw that coming.  As for the Wild, they are in the midst of the Western wildcard race, with design on moving up in the Central Division.

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