Monday, February 27, 2012

NHL Games of the Week

I'm backkkk! Sorry for missing last week but my new apartment search is more important than your entertainment.  

Today is officially the trade deadline! 3pm.  I'll be bringing you updates throughout the morning and afternoon so be ready CBJ fans, will Nash finally be traded?!?

Here's a look at the updated standings:
Eastern Conference
1NY Rangers603915684363520-7-219-8-4167124+436-3-1Won 1
2Boston603720377307218-10-219-10-1200139+615-4-1Won 1
3Florida6129201270254715-8-814-12-4153169-165-4-1Won 2
4Pittsburgh623621577297320-8-216-13-3198163+356-3-1Won 3
5Philadelphia613420775322514-10-520-10-2203187+164-5-1Won 1
6New Jersey6135224742510316-12-319-10-1172168+46-3-1Lost 2
7Ottawa643323874285217-12-316-11-5198192+66-3-1Won 1
8Winnipeg643026868264419-9-411-17-4163181-186-2-2Lost 1
 Washington623126567301320-8-211-18-3169176-74-5-1Won 2
 Toronto622926765263316-11-513-15-2184190-62-7-1Lost 4
 Tampa Bay622828662262318-9-210-19-4174212-385-4-1Won 1
 Buffalo622727862216416-11-711-16-1154180-265-3-2Lost 1
 NY Islanders622628860215314-14-512-14-3146184-384-6-0Lost 1
 Carolina6223261359230616-12-57-14-8162187-255-1-4Lost 2
 Montreal6324291058213811-14-813-15-2163175-124-5-1Lost 4
Western Conference
1Vancouver634016787337618-6-422-10-3203154+497-1-2Lost 1
2Detroit634119385347226-3-215-16-1197149+486-3-1Lost 3
3Phoenix623221973284616-10-416-11-5164155+99-0-1Won 5
4St. Louis623817783344626-4-412-13-3158125+337-3-0Won 2
5Nashville623619779333420-7-516-12-2176160+165-2-3Won 1
6Chicago643324773294321-7-412-17-3193189+44-6-0Lost 3
7San Jose613222771266318-9-214-13-5177159+183-6-1Lost 2
8Dallas633326470294318-12-215-14-2165171-65-3-2Won 4
 Los Angeles6228221268244716-13-412-9-8133135-23-5-2Won 1
 Colorado633227468257117-13-115-14-3164172-86-2-2Won 3
 Calgary6228231167253616-9-412-14-7150170-204-1-5Lost 3
 Minnesota622825965226715-10-413-15-5139163-243-6-1Won 1
 Anaheim6227251064243616-13-211-12-8160174-147-1-2Won 2
 Edmonton612431654213416-11-48-20-2162181-194-5-1Lost 1
 Columbus621837743153511-17-37-20-4144207-634-5-1Lost 2

HOT: Literally the team from the desert, Phx Coyotes.  I don't know what clicked but HC Dave Tippett (annual head coach of the year candidate, Jack Adams Award) is putting together his greatest masterpiece yet with this team full of no names.  3rd seed!

NOT: Toronto Maple Leafs. Will this team ever get back to the playoffs?  Huge goalie dilemma because both stink.  Look for this team to be super active throughout Monday as they try to do whatever it takes to make the dance.

Be on the lookout for these games this upcoming week!

Devils @ Rangers 7:30pm on NBC Sports Network
Rangers hitting reality lately and letting all the other teams back in the picture!!!

Kings @ Predators 8pm
Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are re-united again because they are huge butt buddies.  Will it be enough to save GM Lombardi's job?

Senators @ Bruins 7pm
Will the Sens be okay without starting netminder Craig Anderson?

Panthers @ Maple Leafs 7pm
It looks like only 1 of these teams will make the playoffs, but which one?

Canucks @ Coyotes 9pm
Can the Coyotes keep up the torrid pace against the best in the NHL?

Flyers @ Sharks 10:30pm on NBC Sports Network
Both these teams have struggled as of late to find any kind of consistency.  Both were rumored to be in on Rick Nash and the Flyers signing of G Bryzgalov is turning out to be HUGE mistake.

Devils @ Bruins 7pm
Brodeur vs. Thomas. Boom.

Panthers @ Jets 8:30pm
The SE Division lead changes weekly so this game is of UTMOST importance for both squads.

Flames @ Coyotes 9pm
Calgary is slipping just slightly and needs every win it can get especially vs. my HOT team.

Blues @ Canucks 10pm
The Blues, very quietly, are within 4 points of the Canucks.  They can make a case here for a top seed!

Devils @ Capitals 7pm
I won't count the Capitals out if they make some moves tomorrow but if not, I am writing them off.

Blackhawks @ Senators 7pm
Chicago is heading the wrong direction without Captain Jonathan Toews in the line up.  Can they figure it out in the ultra competitive West where seeds 6-13 are ALL still in it?

Predators @ Panthers 7:30pm
Nashville scares me come playoff time.  I like this match up because these two are close geographically but are in separate conferences haha!

Blues @ Sharks 10:30pm
San Jose needs to get its rear in gear by getting their swagger back against top teams like the Blues.  I look for them to be active tomorrow as well.

Bruins @ Rangers 12:30pm on NBC
1 vs 2 in the East.  Every point matters.

Blackhawks @ Red Wings 4pm on NHL Network
Central Division classic rivalry.  Wings streak is over and they must avoid a slide against a worn down Chicago team.  Should be a good one.

Senators @ Panthers 6pm
I see a lot of Florida games this week! Their fan base has to be excited they are battling this year.

Flyers @ Capitals 7pm NBC Sports Network
Before the season, I would have told you this could be an Eastern Conference Finals match up, now I'm wondering if the Flyers can get out of the first round and if the Caps can even make it to the show!

Avalanche @ Wild 7pm
Remember the comment about the ultra competitive Western Conference I made? The Avs can put the Wild out of the picture and spark a run towards the glory days of Sakic and Roy!