Game: Hurricanes (3-4) @ Maple Leafs (4-4)
Broadcast: FS-CR, SNET-O
Pick: Maple Leafs
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Game: Stars (3-5-1) @ Avalanche (4-4)
Broadcast: TSN, NBCSN
Pick: Regardless of which team is better, I cannot in good conscience pick the Stars. But we're in luck; I think the Avs are better anyway.
Game: Wild (4-3-1) @ Coyotes (3-4-2)
Broadcast: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-A
Game: Canucks (4-2-2) @ Oilers (4-3-1)
Broadcast: RDS2, SNET-P, SNET-W
Pick: This is a tough pick, as these two teams are well matched on paper, and I haven't seen the Oilers play this season. It appears as if Luongo gets the nod for this game despite having been a backup to start the season. I'm going with the Oilers.
Game: Sharks (7-0-1) @ Ducks (5-1-1)
Broadcast: CSN-CA, FS-W
Pick: The Sharks are playing out of their minds right now, but the Ducks took them into OT the last time they met up, in San Jose. If Anaheim can play like they have the past couple of games, they may just hand the Sharks their first regulation loss. I'm not sure though. They've been inconsistent and undisciplined and might be due for another letdown. Holding my breath...
You know we can't kick off a game thread without providing some fun highlights first. How about some pretty goals tonight?
Video courtesy of NHL.com
Netminder acrobatics and amazing blocks are always my favorite, but it's fun to watch what the guys on offense can do too - especially against a great goalie.
Who do you think we'll see score the best goals tonight? Who are you rooting for? What are your picks? Q it up here for Monday Night Hockey on FanIQ!