Here are some key games for SiriusXM NHL Network Radio fans this week across the league, including Edmonton at Vegas, Boston at Montreal, and St. Louis at Tampa Bay.
Saturday, November 23rd – Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights
10:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
With a quarter of the NHL regular season now in the books, is the impressive start by the Oilers a mirage, or is it sustainable? After 24 games, Edmonton occupied first place in the Pacific Division. Things weren’t as rosy for the Golden Knights, who after 24 games sat in the third spot in the division, though they were still looking for consistency in their game.
Sunday, November 24th – Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers
5:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
After a hot start, the Sabres have fallen back to Earth, while the Panthers have rather quietly moved up the standing in the Atlantic Division. While nobody honestly expected Buffalo to be vying for a playoff spot this season, there were hopes that the signs of improvement that were there out of the gate were a true indication of how much the team had progressed.
Monday, November 25th – San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
10:30 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 219
A busy Monday night in the NHL, with nine games on tap, including the Sharks and Kings in Los Angeles. Both California teams are not setting the league on fire so far this season, though San Jose have played much better hockey as of late. Regardless of where they are in the standings, Sharks and Kings usually lead to some fireworks.
Tuesday, November 26th – Boston Bruins at Montreal Canadiens
9:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Anytime the B’s and Habs line up against each other, a good game is pretty much guaranteed. This time around, the two Atlantic Division foes are in a battle for the top spot in that bracket, with the Florida Panthers also a part of that mix. Both the Bruins and Canadiens are looking to make the most of now, while the Lightning and Maple Leafs take their good ole’ time getting going.
Wednesday, November 27th – St. Louis Blues at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
They met up in St. Louis eight days ago, with the Blues taking a rather feisty affair 3-1. The defending Stanley Cup Champions continue to roll on, sitting in first place in the tough Central Division. We are still waiting on the Lightning to click, and every so often they show signs of doing so.
Thursday, November 28th – New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens
7:30 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
It was the Devils that emerged with the 3-2 shootout win the last time these two teams butted heads in Montreal. New Jersey has moved on from goaltender Corey Schneider, and many feel they’ll be forced to do the same with star forward Taylor Hall, who can become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming July 1st. All indications are he won’t re-sign with the Devils.
Friday, November 29th – New York Rangers at Boston Bruins
1:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Holiday afternoon hockey is always a delight, and the Rangers and Bruins meet up in Boston to renew rivalries. The Bruins continue to be the class of the Atlantic Division, while the Broadway Blueshirts are still figuring out what kind of team they have. Are they playoff contenders this time around?