Here are some key games for SiriusXM NHL Network Radio fans this week across the league, including Toronto at Buffalo, L.A. at Anaheim, and Winnipeg at Dallas.
Saturday, November 30th – Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
It’s the first home game for the Maple Leafs under the guidance of new head coach Sheldon Keefe, and a rematch of the game Friday evening in Buffalo. While the Sabres are looking to return to the level of play they tore out of the gate with back in October, Toronto is enjoying life under their new regime. Keefe has allowed his team to play a more freewheeling offence, and the early results have been very promising.
Sunday, December 1st – Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins
7:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Less than a week after being destroyed 8-1 by the visiting Bruins, Les Canadiens get another crack at their arch-rivals. Boston continues to be one of the powers in the entire league, while Montreal are not playing consistent hockey these days, which has dropped them precipitously in the Atlantic Division.
Monday, December 2nd – Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks
10:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Any Freeway Faceoff game is worth your time, particularly this time around. The Kings are in the midst of a re-set, though they have proven to be tough on home ice. Thing is, tonight they take their act over to Anaheim, to face a Ducks’ squad that is in the mix for one of the two Western wildcards.
Tuesday, December 3rd – Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks
10:30 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 219
The manner in which the Sharks began the season would not suggest that this matchup this evening could be an early preview of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Yet San Jose has found their game, and enter this one against the powerhouse Caps with a shot at moving up in the Pacific Division. Washington continues to be one of the top teams in the entire league, only a couple of seasons removed from their Stanley Cup championship.
Wednesday, December 4th – St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins
8:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 219
The defending Stanley Cup champions are in Pittsburgh this evening, to face a Penguins team that has fared rather well without the services of superstar captain Sidney Crosby. Pittsburgh is in the mix for a top-three spot in the tough Metropolitan Division, while St. Louis continues to put up points. No sign of a Stanley Cup hangover with this team.
Thursday, December 5th – Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars
8:30 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 202
Two Central Division foes meet up in Big D tonight; the Stars have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL after a slow start. The Jets have kept pace, and this could certainly be a preview of a first-round playoff matchup come this April.
Friday, December 6th – Los Angeles Kings at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 PM Eastern – SiriusXM 221
While the Kings fare better on home ice than away, tonight they’re up in Edmonton, Alberta, to tangle with an Oilers team that can throw two of the league’s top two superstars at you. Forward Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have been 1-2 in NHL scoring seemingly since the drop of the puck back in early October. This time around, the Oilers look like they’ll still be playing hockey come mid-April.