NHL Games of the Week: Saturday, November 13th – Friday, November 19th

NHL Games of the Week
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JUNE 25: Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Scott Mayfield #24 of the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the NHL Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on June 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning defeated the Islanders 1-0 to move on to the Finals.
Saturday, November 13th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning

Very recently, the Panthers have stumbled slightly, but that’s after one of the hottest starts in the league this season.  Tonight, they travel cross state to take on a Lightning team that have injuries to some key players but are still expected to be a force in the Atlantic Division.

Sunday, November 14th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins

It’s been a long time since these two storied rivals met up for a hockey game, though this time around, the Canadiens are a shadow of their former selves, while the Bruins are in a real dogfight for one of the Atlantic Division playoff spots.

Monday, November 15th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning

A rematch of the past two Eastern Conference/semifinals, the Islanders are still looking for consistency in their game, but at least their marathon 13-game road trip is nearly at an end.  They’re the road warriors by necessity, as the finishing touches are put on their brand-new arena.

Tuesday, November 16th – 10:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Carolina Hurricanes at Vegas Golden Knights

Many pegged this to be the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, and it still could be.  Trouble is, Vegas have run into a raft of injuries to key players, and after a month of action are stuck in the middle of the 7-team playoff traffic jam the surprising Pacific Division has become.  Tonight, they put out the welcome mat for the Canes, who have been first in the tough Metropolitan almost since day one, but can’t afford to let up with a number of teams hot on their heels.

Wednesday, November 17th – 9:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks

One day, the Colorado Avalanche will be able to put out on the ice the roster they hoped to use when this season got underway.  Injuries have been a large factor in keeping the Avs down in the lower rent district of the competitive Central Division.  They are in Vancouver this evening, to tangle with a Canucks squad that are still looking to round into form.

Thursday, November 18th – 7:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs

25-year-old Igor Shesterkin is one of the early favourites for the Vezina Trophy as top netminder in the National Hockey League.  There is still a long way to go before votes are tabulated, but he’s been the MVP on a Rangers’ team that has gotten off to a surprisingly good start.  Forward Chris Kreider, and reigning Norris Trophy winning defenceman Adam Fox have also made significant contribution to the Rangers.  As for Toronto, their Core Four players have stepped up recently, and have ignited the Maple Leafs’ potent offence.

Friday, November 19th – 10:00 pm Eastern SiriusXM 91

Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks

While the Canucks look to get everybody going, the Jets are in the mix for top spot in the contentious Central Division.  Forward Kyle Connor continues to rack up the points, and finds himself in the top echelon of NHL scorers early on.