NHL Saturday Live Thread

13 Games in One Night? It Must Be an NHL Saturday! [NHL Live Thread]

11/2/13 in NHL   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Hello out there in FanIQ Land and welcome to another Saturday packed full of hockey!  I'm BK, your thorn between two roses.  Jess can't join us, and Debi will be along later.  For now, I'm flying solo for our pregame show.  Let's get right to it as the first of 13 games is already in progress.  Hop on the Q Train for a 13-city tour, because IIIIIT'S A HOCKEY NIGHT in North America...ALL ABOARD!
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As mentioned, Chicago and Winnipeg began at 3:00 ET on the NHL Network.  This game is well in progress already, and the Hawks are beating the Jets pretty handedly at the moment.  I can't say I'm surprised, but let's get a move on for our 7:00 games.

Jess's Ducks are in Buffalo for our first stop this evening.  Poor poor Sabres, Ducks win this one in a laugher.
Anaheim Ducks @ Buffalo Sabres: 7:00 PM ET - MSG Buffalo, FSN West

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Next we go to Tampa where the Bolts host the Blues.  This gets my pick for game of the night out of all our early evening matchups.  Both teams are playing exceptionally well.  I'm going to give the nod to the home team here, Bolts win, though I wouldn't be shocked to see OT in this one.
St. Louis Blues @ Tampa Bay Lightning: 7:00 PM ET - FSN Midwest, SUN

Next we're off to Newark...never thought I would say this about a game between the Devils and Flyers, but WOOF!  Also, I refuse to pick.
Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils: 7:00 PM ET - TCN Philadelphia, MSG+2

We don't have to go too far for our next game as all 3 NYC area teams are at home tonight.  Our next game is on the Island where those Isles host the visiting Bruins.  I will take Boston in this one, though it won't be easy!
Boston Bruins @ New York Islanders: 7:00 PM ET - NESN, MSG+

Let's hightail it over to MSG where the Rangers host the Canes.  Neither team has impressed me so far, but being on home ice at the newly-remodeled arena with buzzer still intact, Rangers win!
Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Rangers: 7:00 PM ET - MSG, FSN Carolina

We then head to our Nation's Capital where the Caps host the Panthers.  Washington shutout the Flyers 7-0 last night in Philly!  They should be able to tame the Cats tonight, Caps win it.
Florida Panthers @ Washington Capitals: 7:00 PM ET - FSN Florida, CSN Washington

Let's head to Columbus where the Pens and Jackets complete the second half of their home-home.  Last night the Jackets threw everything at Fleury and he was sensational, whereas Bobrovsky got pulled for being very leaky.  I have a bad feeling the Pens will go with rookie Jeff Zatkoff here, but I'm still staying with them and picking them for the sweep of this back-to-back set.
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Columbus Blue Jackets: 7:00 PM ET - RDS, ROOT Pittsburgh, FSN Ohio

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Next it's way out to Vancouver where the Canucks host the Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada.  This one is on NHL Network in the US for your viewing pleasure.  I am going to take the Leafs for an impressive road win.
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Vancouver Canucks: 7:00 PM ET - CBC, NHL Network (US)

Next we're headed to Denver for the first of our late games.  The Avs host the Habs tonight.  This one should be a hell of a game, Patrick Roy's two former teams facing off against each other.  I have to take Colorado in this one, though I feel it will go down to the wire.
Montreal Canadiens @ Colorado Avalanche: 10:00 PM ET - CBC, RDS, Altitude

We head to Edmonton next where the Oilers host the Wings.  Detroit is 11-0-1 in their last 12 games against the Oilers...they're due, right?  I'm taking Edmonton as my upset pick of the evening.
Detroit Red Wings @ Edmonton Oilers: 10:00 PM ET- CBC, FSN Detroit

We finish the night in California, first in L.A. where the Kings host the predators.  I'm torn between this one.  I want to pick the Preds for my Q sister, but I don't think they will beat the Kings at Staples.  Kings win.
Nashville Predators @ Los Angeles Kings: 10:30 PM ET - FSN Tennessee, FSN West

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Finally, we finish at the Shark Tank as San Jose hosts the Coyotes.  This will be one exciting game also.  I can't really bet against the Sharks on home ice though.
Phoenix Coyotes @ San Jose Sharks: 10:30 PM ET - FSN Arizona, CSN California

As always, this is your place to talk (or bitch) about the game(s) you're watching this afternoon and into the night.  Let's get this party started!
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11/3/13   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

AlwaysSunshine wrote:
Legwand came through.  I'd say two goals on three shots is pretty damn good.

 

I had the NHL gametracker up, but it wasn't showing me things in real time, when it did refresh, I thought it was a glitch at first! I kept seeing his name :)

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Soooooo glad that it ended at 4-3, Christi!

Legwand came through.  I'd say two goals on three shots is pretty damn good.

 

11/3/13   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

Soooooo glad that it ended at 4-3, Christi!

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Bryan, for once I am way happy to call you wrong.  wink

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Legwand!

(I have to remember to have faith in my lucky t-shirt).

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Debi_L wrote:
My internet sucks! AND I don't have this game on TV.  It's 3-3 after being 3-1 at the start of the third?

Yes.  The Kings scored 2 in less than 2 minutes.

11/3/13   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

My internet sucks! AND I don't have this game on TV.  It's 3-3 after being 3-1 at the start of the third?

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

11/3/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Hornqvist!!!

It's time to NOT choke!

11/2/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

Legwand!
Weber!
heart

11/2/13   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

ARRRRRGHHHHH Just got home and watching Detroit and Edmonton, not because I like either team, because I don't, but because it was the first game I turned on!  Congrats, Kramer, on the Pens win tonight!  Some of the other game results are a total surprise!!!
 

11/2/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Congrats to Jeff Zatkoff!  Third time is a charm, he finally gets his first career victory and it's a shutout to boot, 3-0.  The Pens sweep the home-home with Columbus.

11/2/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7393 respect

I'm afraid the Preds would have a hard time winning the lottery if a fortune cookie gave them the winning numbers.  That's why I love them so much.  Go Preds!  Pull a rabbit out of your hat for me!  Better yet....never mind.