The Young Guns meet up in Ottawa and more NHL Games of the Week
Saturday, October 21st – 1 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators
Two of the young, exciting teams in the Atlantic Division are both off to good starts to the season. They both look to keep the good times rolling, as the race for an Eastern Conference playoff spot will probably once again go down to the wire. Points in October mean as much as points in April.
Sunday, October 22nd – 8:30 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks
While the Ducks are in the midst of a rebuild and have stockpiled a number of impressive young players, what is expected of the Bruins this year? After setting an NHL single-season point record in 2022-23, Boston couldn’t close the deal in the first round against the Florida Panthers and bowed out in seven games. Yes, they’ll hear about that all season long, at least until the 2024 playoffs get underway in mid-April.
Monday, October 23rd – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres
Are the Sabres ready for Prime Time? They missed the post-season cut by a solitary point this past spring, and it took until their third game this season to get into the win column. Les Canadiens lost forward Kirby Dach for the entire season after a game against Chicago, which doesn’t at all help a rebuilding young team still trying to find their identity.
Tuesday, October 24th – 8:45 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets
After signing long-term contracts with a couple of their key players, are the Jets ready to land once again in the playoffs? That will be tough in a contentious Central Division, and one of the clubs they’ll be battling with is the Blues. The two points up for grabs tonight are already important.
Wednesday, October 25th – 7:30 pm Eastern – SiriusXM
Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils
Two teams seemingly headed in different directions. The exciting young Devils have designs on improving on their record of last season and look to go deeper in the playoffs. The Capitals are off to a slow start, and some of their big guns also have not had a start to remember.
Thursday, October 26th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM
Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins
A year after winning the Stanley Cup, the Avalanche were bounced in the first round this past April and are intent on not repeating that fate this time around. Tonight, they tangle with a long-in-the-tooth Penguins roster that on any given night are still a handful to contend with. Future Hall-of-Famer forward Evgeni Malkin is off to a blisteringly hot start.
Friday, October 27th – 10 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks
Just ask the Edmonton Oilers. One of the favourites to win it all this 2023-23 season, the Oil stumbled out of the gate against the Canucks. Vancouver looked good…and then were shut out in Philadelphia. That prompted head coach Rick Tocchet to publicly call out his players’ efforts. The Canucks will be in tough to make the playoff cut in the tight Pacific Division, while the Blues find themselves in a similar situation over in the Central.