NHL GAMES BEGIN!!!
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Winnipeg Jets: 7:00 P.M.
Battle of Matthews vs Laine. The future of the NHL, Winnipeg’s offense able to keep up with the high flying Toronto offense? Winnipeg’s first test comes tonight. There are so many headlines going into tonight. Choose whichever you would like. But one thing I know we’re guaranteed is Laine and Matthews to be the center of attention. Tonight kicks off the NHL and there’s no better way than to display two of the best young guys in the league. Winnipeg at home? Huh, let’s see if Mason can handle the pressure. Going with Toronto 3-2.
St. Louis Blues @ Pittsburgh Penguins: 8:00 P.M.
Blues vs Penguins. Really only story there. Tarasenko vs Crosby? Not really because Pittsburgh still has Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and Jake Guentzel. But two things to keep an eye on is Kris Letang coming back from a grueling injury, I bet we can expect to see some eyes drawn to Letang early. Let’s see how Guentzel and Crosby pair square off. A lot of attention behind these two being a top pair in the league. Pittsburgh 4-2.
Edmonton Oilers @ Calgary Flames: 10:00 P.M.
Calgary vs Edmonton, the battle of Alberta, Calgary first look at a top team, Battle to the top of the Central, McDavid show begins, Calgary offense plus Mike Smith first game in net. Again a ton of headlines heading into this matchup. While Calgary is set to have a breakout season, a good start to that would be beating one of the top contenders for the Stanley Cup. I’ll also be really intrigued to see Calgary’s defense vs Edmonton’s offense, along with Mike Smith proving his worth as the months go on. McDavid and Drastali are slotted together right now, so whose scoring three goals between the two? I like Calgary but, McDavid. I’m going with Edmonton, 3-1.
Philadelphia Flyers @ San Jose Sharks: 10:30 P.M.
Flyers vs San Jose, and yeah. That’s about it. This will be one of the least interesting games of the night. Anyways, I am not excited about either team heading into the year, Philadelphia has their own problems with staying consistent and finding a starting goalie. Either of those two in net does not provide much light to the Flyers being a good team this year. San Jose is on the decline there’s no denying that luckily they have Brent Burns but after that Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski are not who they used to be. Hopefully, Tomas Hertl stays healthy this year or they will be in some deep trouble. For tonight, I’d go Philadelphia, 4-3.