Two battleship teams meet on frozen water + more NHL Games of the Week

DENVER, COLORADO - FEBRUARY 27: Thomas Harley #55 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on February 27, 2024 in Denver, Colorado.

The push to the playoffs continues with a host of NHL match-ups to choose from. Hear all the games of the week and more on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio.

Saturday, April 6th – 10 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

The Battle of Alberta doesn’t hold the same lustre when one of the two teams isn’t headed to the post-season, but no doubt the Calgary Flames can still find enough motivation to take on the rival Oilers this evening. After a shockingly poor start to the season, Edmonton has been one of the better teams in the league and has remained close on the heels of the Vancouver Canucks for first place in the Pacific Division.

Sunday, April 7th – 10 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche

Talk about two Battleship Teams meeting on frozen water; this showdown between the top two teams in the very tough Central Division would make for a great 7-game playoff series. First things first, which of these squads ends up with the Central Division crown? This game tonight could very well decide that fate.  Either way, both teams are headed for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning in mid-April.

Monday, April 8th – 10 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Vegas Golden Knights at Vancouver Canucks

After missing the playoff cut last season by a dozen points, the Canucks have their hands on a post-season invite this time around and would still like to finish on top of the Pacific Division. They may very well face the defending Stanley Cup Champions in the opening round, and they do face them this evening in Vancouver. Vegas seems to perennially play without their complete roster due to injuries, but even then, the Knights are a tough team to play against.

Tuesday, April 9th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
New York Rangers at New York Islanders

These two old rivals always bring their A-game when facing each other, and this time around, the Islanders are in the middle of a crazy battle for third place in the NHL Metropolitan Division or the final wildcard spot in the East. The Rangers will either finish first or second in that same division, and these two teams could very well meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Wednesday, April 10th – 8 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues

While the Blackhawks aren’t printing playoff tickets this spring, the team’s future looks brighter and brighter all the time, and super rookie forward Connor Bedard leads the way. He was named NHL Rookie of the Month in March, the third time this season he’s captured those accolades. Chicago takes on an old rival tonight, the hometown Blues, who have hung tight in the Western Conference, trying to dislodge the likes of the L.A. Kings from the final Western wildcard position. 

Thursday, April 11th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 167
New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs

Two weeks ago, these two teams met up on Toronto ice, and the Devils survived an onslaught of shots against (25) in the first period and surprised the Maple Leafs 6-3.  That seemed to breathe life into the very late-season playoff charge by New Jersey, but they never built on that momentum.  Time is running out on what’s been a disappointing season for the Devils, who put up 112 points last year.  As for the Maple Leafs, they appear destined to finish third in the NHL Atlantic Division and face either the Boston Bruins or the Florida Panthers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Friday, April 12th – 9 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid once again graphically illustrates how valuable he is to the Edmonton Oilers’ franchise as he recovers from an uncharacteristically slow start due to some nagging injuries and inserts himself back into the race for the NHL Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy. He’s won both of those prestigious awards before, and he’d tell you his primary/solitary focus now is on hoisting the Stanley Cup.