NHL Games of the Week: Saturday, December 4th – Friday, December 10th
Saturday, December 4th – 1:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
St. Louis Blues at Florida Panthers
After a so-so start, the Blues are back to playing winning hockey, and they will provide a formidable opponent to the high-flying Panthers this evening in Sunrise. Florida is in a battle with the Maple Leafs for top spot in the Atlantic Division.
Sunday, December 5th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
Toronto Maple Leafs at Winnipeg Jets
Toronto is firing on all cylinders these days, and tonight visit a Jets team that have hit a bit of a speed bump a quarter of the way through the 2021-22 NHL regular season. Winnipeg have gone Portage and Main cold on the power play, even though they are blessed with a cornucopia of impressive offensive weapons.
Monday, December 6th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
Colorado Avalanche at Philadelphia Flyers
With the return of superstar centre Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche look to continue their climb to the summit of the Central Division. On the other hand, the host Flyers are just looking to stay afloat in the crowded wildcard race in the Eastern Conference.
Tuesday, December 7th – 9:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 167
Minnesota Wild at Edmonton Oilers
This would make for a great Western Conference Final, as both teams have been impressive during the first quarter of the season. While the Oilers were expected to be one of the powers in the Pacific Division (and they are), most observers took a wait-and-see approach with the Wild. What they’ve seen so far is a team that are lights out on home ice, not bad at all away from home, and a team that can finally light the lamp after years of being a defensive first squad.
Wednesday, December 8th – 10:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks
While it’s been a season to forget for the Canucks, things just keep on getting better for the Dallas Stars. After a back-and-forth start to their season, the boys from Big D have been on a role, backed by the steady goaltending of Braden Holtby.
Thursday, December 9th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs
This could very well be a preview of the first round series this upcoming spring in the Atlantic Division. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning may not be the powerhouse they were last season, but they’re still in the mix for a third straight Cup. They know it’s all the playoffs.
Friday, December 10th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91
Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals
Always worth your while to check out the Pens and Caps when these two rivals meet up. They do so tonight in DC, with both teams in the hunt for a playoff spot in the tough Metropolitan Division. Washington is challenging for top spot in the group, while the Penguins have managed rather well, despite not having Sidney Crosby for the first part of the season, and they’re still waiting on centre Evgeni Malkin to return to the lineup.