NHL Wednesday Night [Live Thread]

It's Wednesday night, so what the heck, let's have some hockey!

3/20/13 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

Blog Photo - NHL Wednesday Night [Live Thread]I'm kind of glad my Calgary Flames don't play tonight.  It has been a rough year so far.  However, the highlight of my night will, no doubt, be the Ducks hosting the Blackhawks.  I'm sure many of our Q-ers will be watching as well.  

There are only five games going on tonight, but what the heck.  Let's talk some hockey.

Here's the schedule, and my esteemed co-hosts' picks.

7:00 pm

Tampa Bay Lightning (13-15-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (15-12-2)
Broadcast:  RDS, TSN, SUN


Jess:  I can't pick the Lightning here. Leafs.

Bryan:  FEH!  I gotta take the Leafs to get back on track.

Debi:  Well now, I dunno you two, the Bolts beat Phillie!  And the Leafs are, to quote my co-worker, "sucking hind teat" right now.  Even she doesn't think they can win tonight.  I'll take the Bolts, although I'll probably be sorry.  But then again, what's new?

7:30 pm

Minnesota Wild (16-10-2) at Detroit Red Wings (14-10-5)
Broadcast:  TSN2, NBCSN


Jess:   Minnesota is on the road. Against Detroit. That's about all that needs to be said here; Wings win.

Bryan:  Buffalo Wild Wings?  Hmm, that's making me hungry now.  I'm taking the Wild for a road win at the Joe, beat down the Wings!

Debi:  You know, I would probably take the Wild, because I think they have shown a lot of strength lately, but playing at the Joe?  Nope, gotta go with Jess to break the tie.  Wings win.
Blog Photo - NHL Wednesday Night [Live Thread]
9:30 pm

Dallas Stars (13-12-3) at Colorado Avalanche
Broadcast:  FS-SW+, ALT


Jess:  GO AVS!

Bryan:  The Avs play great at home.  I'm gonna say they keep that up tonight against the inconsistent Stars.

Debi:  I feel even more like a traitor after talking to my Dallas friend, John, the other night.  He's the guy I got to watch hockey, and now he is one of us fanatics.  Then a young man from my home town just moved up here and he is also a Stars fan.  However, I believe the Avs will win, regardless of fandom.

San Jose Sharks (12-10-6) at Edmonton Oilers (11-11-6)
Broadcast:  TSN, CSN-CA


Jess:   I don't even know what to think about this game. Neither of these teams are impressing me a whole lot. I'll call it for Edmonton since they're at home, I guess.

Bryan:  This is tough, I have no confidence in either of these teams.  Guess I'll take the Sharks since the Oilers appear to suck worse.

Debi:  Edmonton is the other team in the Battle of Alberta, so I want them to fail.  I can't stand it when they are having good games and the Flames are faltering.  I hate listening to the gloating fans around here, specifically the boss at Boston Pizza.  I want the Sharks to win tonight, so I'll pick them, and hope I'm passing on some good mojo.

10:00 pm

Chicago Blackhawks (24-2-3) at Anaheim Ducks (21-3-4)
Broadcast:  NHLN-US, CSN-CH, FS-W


Bryan:   Okay, the Ducks beat the Hawks in a shootout in Chicago earlier in the season.  The Hawks woke up after losing to The Avs and Oilers.  This is going to be one hell of an exciting game!  I'm gonna take the Ducks to win it, possibly in another OT thriller.  They may be the only team in the west who could take down Chicago in a 7-game series.

Jess:  Crap. BK, you make me feel better but only a little. Chicago scares me, even at home. The Ducks have won 12 straight at home and you know how I feel about vulnerability creeping in during big streaks like that. I hope this isn't the time. Maybe they'll play high on Perry's extension now that they're aware of it.

Debi:  See that "2" in the middle of the 'Hawks' stats?  I believe only one of those was actually earned.  The Avs beat the Hawks down and gave them the first one.  The Oilers fluked the other one.  However, that "3" stat?  One of them was put there by the Ducks, and that was one helluva hard fought game.  Both of these teams deserve to have the record they do, but I honestly think the Ducks have so much more to give.  Add to that the home ice advantage, and the Perry extension, and I really believe the Ducks are going to win this tonight.

Okay, folks, there you have it.  Only a few games on tap, but if you are a puckhead, like the three of us, you'll be watching or following along.  

And finally, just because we love Becky, I'll show you the goal scored by Jarret Stoll last night in the Kings' 3-2 win over Phoenix.

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3/21/13   |   kteacher   |   33964 respect

And one more time before I pass out.............Biggest Crowd in Anaheim HISTORY! 

lol I enjoyed that game, despite Brian Hayward's horrible-ness. 

3/21/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

And scratch that, San Jose wins the shoot out, putting me at 3/5 for the night.  Thank you hockey gods.

3/21/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

whew, The Ducks get the win!!! Aaaaaaand we go to a shootout in Edmunchuk

3/21/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Ducks win it in regulation!

3/21/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Scratch that, make that 4-3 Avs!

3/21/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Umm, did the Ducks succumb to the old "score way too fast" disease tonight?  Also we've got tie games in both Edmonton and Denver.

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

I take that back.  I'm seriously not watching any hockey any more tonight!!!

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

*sigh* I feel a little better

3/20/13   |   Jess   |   32813 respect

This game is as crazy so far as I expected.

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

I'm starting to get a really bad feeling about this night :(

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

kramer wrote:
Make that 3!  Sorry your picks are taking a hit, but I'm loving the sight of the Wings losing so badly in their own building.devil

I'm loving it!!!  

3/20/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

kteacher wrote:
#shanedoantlikeit laugh

Apparently, a standing room only crowd will be on hand in Anaheim tonight. I can't wait to watch this game. 

I think differently than Brian though. I think because we are all expecting a tight game, it's not going to be. One of these teams will win by more than one goal. 

"#shanedoantlikeit"  WE DO!

I caught that goal live last night when I got home from work, watching the last few minutes of that game, very clever! :)

3/20/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Debi_L wrote:
They got 2 more! WTH is this!!! UGH!

LOL My win/loss record is taking a huge hit :(

Make that 3!  Sorry your picks are taking a hit, but I'm loving the sight of the Wings losing so badly in their own building.devil

3/20/13   |   kteacher   |   33964 respect

#shanedoantlikeit laugh

Apparently, a standing room only crowd will be on hand in Anaheim tonight. I can't wait to watch this game. 

I think differently than Brian though. I think because we are all expecting a tight game, it's not going to be. One of these teams will win by more than one goal. 

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

kramer wrote:
Oh yeah, almost forgot, the Wild are probably going to need more than 1 goal if they want to beat the Wings in regulation for the first time since 2006!

They got 2 more! WTH is this!!! UGH!

LOL My win/loss record is taking a huge hit :(

3/20/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

Oh yeah, almost forgot, the Wild are probably going to need more than 1 goal if they want to beat the Wings in regulation for the first time since 2006!

3/20/13   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

The Leafs are making the Bolts look like the sad team they are.  Perhaps this is what Toronto needs to get off the schnide.

3/20/13   |   Jess   |   32813 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm at home during the blizzard, thankful my daughter isn't working today.  I don't have NHL Network :(  I'll be counting on you (or twitter LOL) for updates :)

Haha usually I take to twitter when I'm not happy and the expletives are flying...so I hope I'll be updating you HERE!

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

Jess wrote:
I'll be missing the early games - The Hobbit came in the mail yesterday and my husband just now has time off work to sit and watch it before the Ducks game. However, whether that movie is over or not by the time 7:00 rolls around (er 10 as per the schedule), we'll be tuned in to NHL Network.

I'm at home during the blizzard, thankful my daughter isn't working today.  I don't have NHL Network :(  I'll be counting on you (or twitter LOL) for updates :)

3/20/13   |   Jess   |   32813 respect

I'll be missing the early games - The Hobbit came in the mail yesterday and my husband just now has time off work to sit and watch it before the Ducks game. However, whether that movie is over or not by the time 7:00 rolls around (er 10 as per the schedule), we'll be tuned in to NHL Network.

3/20/13   |   Debi_L   |   11280 respect

Oh yeah, and I forgot, it's Bobby Orr's 65th Birthday today!! Happy Birthday, Bobby!