The schedule, and the picks of my cohorts, follows.
7:00 pm ET
Vancouver Canucks (4-3-0) at Buffalo Sabres (1-6-1)
SNET-P, MSG-B, BELL TV
Jess: I'm going with the upset again here. Last time I picked the Sabres, that worked out pretty well for them so let's do this again.
Bryan: They finally won a game! Win number 2 won't happen for a while I believe. Vancouver wins it.
Debi: I am not saying it. I'm not.
Carolina Hurricanes (2-2-3) at Toronto Maple Leafs (6-1-0)
SPSO, LEAFS TV
Jess: Watching the Hurricanes the other night, I wasn't all that impressed with the way the defense played. They don't quite look like they have it together for some reason. The Leafs, however, are red-hot. They get the win here, easily.
Bryan: This one might be tough, Toronto is off to a flying start. Carolina is good too, I'll take Toronto on home ice.
Debi: Oh Toronto will get the win here, and keep my co-worker happy.
Edmonton Oilers (1-5-1) at New York Islanders (2-2-2)
SNET-W, SNET-EDM, MSG PLUS
Jess: Ew...uhm. Woof?
Bryan: The Oilers have the basis for a good team, they just need to find a way to start finishing games. I don't think that happens tonight even though I'd like them to win. Isles it is.
Debi: I LOVE saying that the Oilers are gonna go down!
Pittsburgh Penguins (5-1-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (1-6-0)
NHLN-US, ROOT, CSN-PH
Jess: This ought to be a fun game in Philly tonight. Penguins win.
Bryan: I don't think I need to say anything here.
Debi: Ugh, pains me greatly, but I gotta go with Bryan's team.
7:30 pm ET
Columbus Blue Jackets (2-3-0) at Montreal Canadiens (4-2-0)
RDS; FS-O; TSN-HABS
Jess: The Habs are are a strong team, and I'm not quite sure what's going on with the Blue Jackets. I know at any given moment upsets can happen, but I don't think it's tonight at Bell Centre.
Bryan: Les Habitants vont gagner ce soir !
Debi: My son's team, the Habs, will take the win here.
New Jersey Devils (0-3-3) at Ottawa Senators (2-2-2)
MSG PLUS 2, SNET-OTT
Jess: What the hell is going on with New Jersey? Surely this team is too good not to have a win. You know what, they get one tonight.
Bryan: Is this the night the Devils finally win their first game? Just to be devil's advocate towards them (all puns intended,) I say the Sens keep them winless for one more night. Poor Jagr...devil may cry. ;)
Debi: Gotta go with the Sens.
Minnesota Wild (3-2-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-0)
Jess: Minnesota gets the W on the road.
Bryan: The Bolts are at home, I'll take them for the win.
Debi: Gut says the Wild, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bolts pull off the win at home.
Boston Bruins (3-2-0) at Florida Panthers (2-5-0)
Jess: I'm back and forth on this one. Eenie meenie miney...Bruins.
Debi: Well, if all else fails, there will always be a baseball game to watch. Boston will dominate.
8:00 pm ET
St. Louis Blues (4-1-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (4-1-1)
Jess: Ooh! This will be a fun game to watch. I like Chicago in this game, but nothing will surprise me (except for a blowout either way.) I'm going with Chicago, but I don't feel confident about it.
Bryan: This gets my pick for game of the night. I'm thinking this goes at least to OT. In the end I think the Hawks emerge victorious.
Debi: One of the really great games on tonight. I really don't know for sure, but looking for the Blues to upset on the road.
Los Angeles Kings (4-3-0) at Nashville Predators (3-3-0)
Jess: I think the Kings right some mistakes they've made on this road swing and come out on top tonight. LA it is.
Bryan: I apologize ahead of time to the Q's favorite teacher, but blood is thicker than water. For my long list sis, Preds pull out a win.
Debi: This one is a hard one for me. I think both teams have had moments of greatness so far this year. It really is a toss-up, but I think Nashville just might pull this off at home.
8:30 pm ET
San Jose Sharks (6-0-0) at Dallas Stars (2-3-0)
Jess: Gross. Sharks.
Bryan: Do the Stars deal the Sharks their first loss of the season? I say no, San Jose stays perfecto at least for one more day.
Debi: Thank God for NHL Centre Ice, as I will be able to catch the beginning of this game, then head over to the Avs game. Looking for the Sharks to completely blow the Stars outta the arena.
9:00 pm ET
Detroit Red Wings (5-2-0) at Colorado Avalanche (6-0-0)
Jess: I always, always, always love this game. I don't care if Detroit is in the East now - I'm not quite sure why that makes a difference when it comes to a chippy rivalry. It'll be an awesome game, and I can't WAIT to see Patrick Roy lose is ish tonight. Oh you know it's gonna happen. Avs.
Bryan: Whoa Avs, will they also stay perfect? Yes they do, beating the Wings in the night cap!
Debi: Many are predicting the Red Wings will be the team to end the Av's win streak, but I don't think so. Taking the Avs to win and I WILL be watching this game!
Jess: Debi's internet was being a snot today, so she entrusted me with adding images and/or videos. You know what that means! Today we get the past week's best goals...because that's always fun. Video courtesey of NHL.com. Enjoy!