The red-hot Boston Bruins face Ovie and the Washington Capitals in Boston

Ovechkin Washington Capitals

Saturday, February 11th – 3:30 pm ET – SiriusXM 91
Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins

The top ranked Bruins return to action this afternoon when they host Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. While Boston all but has an Atlantic Division playoff spot locked up, it’s not as casual a scenario for the Caps. They are in the midst of a pitched battle for a post-season berth in the Metropolitan Division, though they may have to rely on an Eastern Conference wildcard spot in order to play past mid-April.

Sunday, February 12th – 12:30 pm ET– SiriusXM 91
Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers continue their march up the Pacific Division standings with an afternoon tilt in Montreal on Super Bowl Sunday. The Oilers have received a steady goaltender as of late from Jack Campbell, and the return to form of forward Evander Kane has proven to be very effective for Edmonton.

Monday, February 13th – 10:30 pm ET – SiriusXM 91
Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings

Can the young Sabres grab a playoff spot in the East? Can the (mostly) young Kings hold on to a playoff spot in the West. Tonight, East meets West in a game chock full of up-and-coming young stars. Los Angeles are in quite a battle for their playoff lives in the topsy turvy Pacific Division. They could finish first, second, or third, sitting in a wildcard spot, or they find themselves sitting out in the cold.

Tuesday, February 14th – 7 pm ET – SiriusXM 91
Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals

While the Boston Bruins have been understandably grabbing most of the headlines for their impressive season to date, don’t forget about the Carolina Hurricanes. They continue to sit atop the standings of the contentious Metropolitan Division, even with the upstart New Jersey Devils nipping at their heels.   Barring some unforeseen disaster, the Canes will make the playoffs in the East, and it’ll be all about who they draw in the first round.

Wednesday, February 15th – 10 pm ET – SiriusXM 91
New York Rangers at Vancouver Canucks

Both of these teams have made huge trades in the past week. While the Canucks recently waved goodbye to forward and captain Bo Horvat, they’ve pretty much already waved goodbye to any realistic playoff hopes for this spring. Tonight, they take on a Rangers team that could probably print playoff tickets now if they still printed playoff tickets. How high in the Metro Division will the Rangers finish? Well, they took a big step forward last week with the acquisition of sniper Vladimir Tarasenko from the St. Louis Blues.

Thursday, February 16th – 9 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 167
Detroit Red Wings at Calgary Flames

While the Flames have been an enigma in the crazy Pacific Division, the rebuilding Red Wings have taken some impressive steps forward this season, but still appear to be a work in progress. Calgary was billed as one of the top Stanley Cup contenders this time around, but up to this point, they haven’t looked anything like a team that would fit that lofty billing.

Friday, February 17th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders

The addition of forward Bo Horvat makes the Islanders a better team, and they’ll need to be all that and more if they want to be one of the eight Eastern teams that get to play past Game 82. Horvat scored a goal in his second game with the Isles, and he’ll need to keep filling the net over the course of the next 30 games. The Penguins remain dangerous, but it’s anybody’s guess whether they have enough to once again qualify for the post-season. The trouble is, when they get there, they’ve been unable to put it all together to win a single playoff series since beating the Flyers in round one back in 2018.