NHL Games of The Week: Saturday, January 30th – Friday, February 5th

NHL Games of the Week
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 11: Zach Sanford #12 of the St. Louis Blues scores a goal past the defense of Anthony Stolarz #31, Matt Irwin #52 and Sonny Milano #22 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of a game at Honda Center on March 11, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Saturday, January 30th – New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres

1 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

An afternoon meeting of two teams in the East Division that were counted out of the playoff race before the season even began.  They probably won’t make the post-season cut, but both the Devils and Sabres have served notice that they will be tougher teams to play against than last season.

Sunday, January 31st – St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks

8 pm Eastern Sirius XM 91

While the Blues are expected to challenge for top spot in the West Division, the Ducks are still searching for consistency.  Consistency of effort, consistency of goal scoring, and eventually, some consistency in putting up points.

Monday, February 1st – Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Two of the top teams in the tough East Division, the Bruins and Caps both have designs on first place in that bracket.  Adding to the drama is veteran defenceman Zdeno Chara playing against Boston, the team he captained to the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Tuesday, February 2nd – Ottawa Senators at Edmonton Oilers

10 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Okay, the Senators are rebuilding, which explains the rather poor start, but the Oilers cannot afford to take them lightly.  Edmonton hasn’t necessarily lit the world on fire either yet, though they have the potent weapons to do so.

Wednesday, February 3rd – Vegas Golden Knights at San Jose Sharks

10:30 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

After only a handful of seasons in the league, the Golden Knights have already established a pretty intense rivalry with the Sharks.  This season, Vegas are expected to be one of the contenders for the West crown, while San Jose will be fighting the entire way in an effort to secure a playoff spot.

Thursday, February 4th – Vancouver Canucks at Toronto Maple Leafs

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Early returns from the Canadian Division (officially known as the North Division) suggest the Maple Leafs, and Canadiens, are the cream of the crop.  Still a long way to go, and tonight Toronto faces a Canucks team that took a while to get going.

Friday, February 5th – Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers

7 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

A classic matchup of two teams that have waged some terrific battles over the decades.  This time around, they are both in the stacked East Division, and both are expecting to make the playoffs.  Where they finish in the final standings is the question, so the two points up for grabs this evening are important.