Carolina Hurricanes(10-8-5) vs New York Rangers(13-10-2)
The Rangers dropped their first home game in nine games vs the Panthers Wednesday night. A game that was filled with back and forth play, resulting in a pulled Lundqvist the Rangers started off slow yet again. Before the Rangers head to Washington and Pittsburgh, they close out their homestand with Carolina tonight. Carolina is not a team to be overlooked, although the last time these two met the Rangers won 6-1 on the road in Carolina. The Rangers are slowly inching back into playoff contention, and they cannot afford to lose another vital game. If the Rangers want to be a playoff team letting points like this slip is not good. Going Rangers tonight.
Anaheim Ducks(11-10-4) vs Columbus Blue Jackets(16-8-1)
Newly acquired Adam Henrique will be making his debut for the Ducks tonight, and for some reason, whenever a trade like this happens, the player making his debut for the team(Henrique) has a good night and the team ends up winning. I want to say that is the case but John Gibson has not looked great, the Ducks are hurting and Columbus is home. Columbus at home is almost a guaranteed win, almost, their home record would not show it but Columbus is a deeper well-rounded team. Have to go Columbus
San Jose Sharks(13-8-2) vs Florida Panthers(10-12-2)
The Panthers are coming off a big win vs the Rangers Wednesday night and as they return home to face a streaky Sharks team, another win could be in store tonight. I really like the Panthers offense and how explosive they can be, but on some nights they just don’t show up. The Sharks do not worry me and if Martin Jones is out yet again, Aaron Dell will have to do the heavy lifting. Roberto Luongo coming off his 200th win the Panthers, getting the nod(probably) tonight, I feel a good game out of Luongo. Panthers tonight.
Los Angeles Kings(15-8-3) vs St. Louis Blues(17-7-1)
The Blues offense, I say this every time but it is hard not to when this offense is producing at an unreal rate, plus welcoming the Kings, who are going back to back, will be even easier for the Blues to pull away with this. The Kings are coming off a huge win vs the Capitals last night, long days of travel will definitely catch up to them though. Going St. Louis.
New Jersey Devils(14-6-4) vs Colorado Avalanche(12-9-2)
This game for some reason I like Colorado, I don’t know why but after that overtime win vs Winnipeg, this team is not as bad as we think people. Staying at home, plenty of time in between games and rest, Colorado, tonight, I don’t know why I like them. I know I’m going to regret this but going with my gut. New Jersey adding Sami Vatanen is a big addition to New Jersey’s blue line and power play and it will be great to see him in action. Also why I should probably go New Jersey but, tonight I’m going, Colorado.
Other games on tonight
Penguins vs Sabres: Won’t be an easy game but Pittsburgh
Senators vs Islanders: Islanders.
Golden Knights vs Jets: Jets.