Anaheim Ducks(5-4-1) vs Carolina Hurricanes(4-4-1)

The Ducks are coming off a backup to back while the Hurricanes got at least some time in between matches. As John Gibson went last night, it appears either Reto Berra will get the nod tonight. The Hurricanes have been mediocre at best this season and quite inconsistent on the front end, with Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm, and Sebastian Aho all combining for only thirteen points it has shown in the Hurricanes win-loss column. With an injured defensive core and lackluster offense right now the Ducks do not look like the appealing team tonight. Hurricanes, 3-2.

Pittsburgh Penguins(7-4-1) vs Winnipeg Jets(4-3-2)

Last time this two met it went to overtime and I had the Jets, unfortunately, the Jets lost 2-1 off a Phil Kessel breakaway goal. This will again be another great matchup but take into account Matt Murray played last night and this is a back to back for Pittsburgh so if the Penguins do not throw Murray in for the back to back, it seems Casey Desmith will get his first NHL start. I am not a fan of young goaltenders against a high powered offense like the Jets, but the Penguins always end up showing up no matter what. Pittsburgh, 3-2.

Washington Capitals(5-5-1) vs Calgary Flames(5-6-0)

Totally not the start the Flames wanted to see eleven games into the season and wrapping up the last month of play, they have been inconsistent and have seen little to no offense from other guys other than Johnny Gaudreau. While the Capitals have Alex Ovechkin-Jakub Vrana-Evgeny Kuznetsov line clicking on all cylinders and Ovechkin, Kuznetsov have already 15 points on the year. But the Flames will get Philip Graber tonight, but that does not concern me, in what is a back to back for the Capitals is what concerns, still riding the Capitals tonight, 4-3.


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