NHL Games of the Week: Saturday, February 20th – Friday, February 26th

NHL Games of the Week
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 18: Nicolas Aube-Kubel #62 (C) of the Philadelphia Flyers scores during the first period against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on February 18, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Saturday, February 20th – Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche

3 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Two of the top teams in the West Division take things outside this afternoon, playing at Lake Tahoe as the NHL brings back the wildly successful outdoor game.  This splendid backdrop will only serve to enhance an already stellar matchup between two clubs that are heavy favourites to win the Stanley Cup this season.

Sunday, February 21st – Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins

2 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Lake Tahoe also plays host to this Sunday matinee, as the Flyers and Bruins renew hostilities.  Boston has gotten the better of Philly so far this season.  Both franchises have enjoyed success playing in the great outdoors.

Monday, February 22nd – Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

While the Maple Leafs are the odds-on-favourite to take the North Division, the Flames find themselves in the midst of a furious chuckwagon race for a playoff invite.  Geoff Ward, their head coach, has recently called for his team to show more interest in their games, and this one tonight against Toronto will test their mettle.

Tuesday, February 23rd – Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

The Capitals recently stopped a mini losing streak by upending the Penguins, and tonight one of the top NHL rivalries of the 21st century adds yet another chapter.  With the Bruins, Islanders, and Flyers leading the way in the tough East Division, the final post-season invite may come down to a battle between these two teams.

Wednesday, February 24th – New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Let’s face it, the Rangers weren’t expected to make the playoffs this season, particularly once the Boston Bruins were added to the East Division.  But nobody foresaw them being this impotent on offense.  Tonight they face a Flyers team that has designs on top spot in that bracket.

Thursday, February 25th – Edmonton Oilers at Vancouver Canucks

10 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

It looked dark and gloomy for the Canucks until a recent big win over the Calgary Flames.  Can they turn their season around?  They face an Oilers’ squad who have been getting some solid goaltending from veteran Mike Smith, while superstar centre Connor McDavid recently reached the 500-point plateau in his still-young career.

Friday, February 26th – Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks

10 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Is this the year the recently hatched Golden Knights win it all?  And will they be wearing their snazzy golden helmets when they do so?  Time will tell, but tonight they clash with an Anaheim team that’s not expected to make the playoffs in the West Division but have been playing better as of late.NHL