Tuesday Night Hockey Open Game Thread

Can the Sharks bounce back or does Chicago remain undefeated in regulation? [NHL Live Thread]

2/5/13 in NHL   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Loads of hockey tonight with another 10-pack! We might see a few more lopsided games tonight than we did last night, however, with most matchups not being quite even. There will be plenty to choose from though, if one game doesn't strike you. But with lopsided games, you're almost always guaranteed a good fight so there's that. Let's take a look at tonight's schedule. As always, all times are eastern.

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7:00pm

Game: Rangers (4-4-0) @ Devils (4-1-3)
Broadcast: MSG, MSG PLUS 2
Pick: Does this one go into overtime? I hope not. I'm always rooting for the Rangers unless they're up against my Ducks, so I'm going with them tonight. Either way, this will be a fantastic game for the goalie enthusiast in me since we're likely to see Lundqvist and Brodeur go head to head. Neither team's backup is a slouch either though. 

Game: Penguins (6-3-0) @ Islanders (4-3-1)
Broadcast: ROOT, MSG, PLUS
Pick: I'm inclined to pick the Penguins in this game, regardless of the fact that the Islanders are at home.

Game: Maple Leafs (4-5-0) @ Capitals (2-6-1)
Broadcast: LEAFS TV, CSN-DC
Pick: I know the Caps are having a rough time right now, but I have a feeling they eke out a win here.

Game: Kings (2-3-2) @ Blue Jackets (3-5-1)
Broadcast: FS-W, FS-O
Pick: Kings are suffering a tough Stanley Cup hangover, but I think the Blue Jackets might be a cure for that...at least tonight. 

7:30pm

Game: Sabres (3-5-1) @ Senators (5-3-1)
Broadcast: MSG-B, SNET-E, TVA
Pick: Senators

Spotlight Game of the Night
Game: Lightning (6-2-0) @ Flyers (3-6-0)
Broadcast: RDS, TSN, NBCSN, CSN-PH
Pick: Lightning

Game: Flames (1-3-2) @ Red Wings (4-3-1)
Broadcast: SNET-W, FS-D
Pick: As much as it pains me, the Flames are struggling even worse than the Kings right now and I don't see this game against the Red Wings going any better for them. 

8:00pm

Game: Panthers (3-5-0) @ Jets (3-4-1)
Broadcast: FS-F, TSN-JETS
Pick: Panthers, just because.

Game: Predators (3-2-3) @ Blues (6-2-0)
Broadcast: FS-TN, FS-MW
Pick: The Blues are surprising me, for whatever reason. I think they pull out a win here.

10:30pm

Game: Blackhawks (7-0-2) @ Sharks (7-1-1)
Broadcast: NHLN-CA, CSN-CH, CSN-CA
Pick: Blackhawks fans were cheering for a Sharks loss last night in hopes that they would come in to this game tired and a bit broken. The Sharks played well last night but couldn't finish it off, suffering their first regulation loss of the season. Can they bounce back? I think they can. Will they? I see this one being a great defensive battle and won't be surprised to see it go all the way into the shootout...maybe even a few rounds.


Should we skip the video tonight? Didn't think so. I was inspired by Viktor Fasth's poke check on Patrick Marleau last night and want to share some great goalie antics again today. I think we brought you the best saves from week 1/25 last week. Today's video comes from 2/1.


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2/6/13   |   Debi_L   |   11845 respect

Jess wrote:
I was not expecting that but I'm glad they did!

Of course, it took me four tries to post that, and as soon as I did, my internet quit for good.  I effing hate livin' in BFE  

2/6/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Debi_L wrote:
The Flames WON! THEY WON!!!!! 4-1 is a great start to this road trip!!!

*dancing in the streets*

I was not expecting that but I'm glad they did!

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Holy crap 3-3

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Wow who'da thunk it was going to be 3-2 in the first period in this Sharks/Blackhawks game?! Defensive battle, my A. It may still go into OT though, I'm not counting that out just yet.

2/5/13   |   Debi_L   |   11845 respect

The Flames WON! THEY WON!!!!! 4-1 is a great start to this road trip!!!

*dancing in the streets*

2/5/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Sharks are biting tonight... 

2/5/13   |   kteacher   |   34345 respect

(Edited by Jess)

KINGS WIN! 

Oh...and hockey players are  badasses. (Anson Carter is on my tv. lol)

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2/5/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Jess wrote:
yes, and btw...goalies are only fun to watch when they have a lot of traffic in front of them. This has not been the case for Brodeur :/

yea... some teams seem to be able to play after the lockout.. The Rangers do not...

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
Rangers stinking the joint up again I see...

yes, and btw...goalies are only fun to watch when they have a lot of traffic in front of them. This has not been the case for Brodeur :/

2/5/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Rangers stinking the joint up again I see...

2/5/13   |   kteacher   |   34345 respect

Horrible head shot by Dubinsky on Scuderi---->much like GAme 6. 

OH...and the boo birds for Carter amuse me. lol

2/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

How do the Caps keep committing penalties in their offensive zone? Semin's not even on the team anymore.

2/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Caps need a personality transplant.

2/5/13   |   JyersSupertramp   |   448 respect

Hawks/Sharks is gonna be nuts.

2/5/13   |   kteacher   |   34345 respect

The Kings need a win. 

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

JyersSupertramp wrote:
People don't respect me as much as everyone else. I should probably post here more huh?

haha...yes, you should. I still catch you on twitter occasionally but we miss seeing you around here.

2/5/13   |   JyersSupertramp   |   448 respect

People don't respect me as much as everyone else. I should probably post here more huh?

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Rangers spend 40 percent of the 1st period on the Power Play and trail 2-0. Fail.

The Devils are really trying to get Brodeur that 121st (is it?) shutout.

2/5/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Rangers spend 40 percent of the 1st period on the Power Play and trail 2-0. Fail.

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

Yikes, they're spending entirely too much time in front of Lundqvist; the Rangers can't seem to hold on to the puck. 2-0.

2/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'm still watching Jeopardy and the Caps have already found a new bottom. Down 2-0 to the Leafs.

2/5/13   |   JyersSupertramp   |   448 respect

Neal goal. Thank you fantasy.

2/5/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Jeez that was an awful goal to give up by the Capitals. 

2/5/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I am watching NHL on the Fly on NHL Network. It is doing a subpar job. 

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

aw 4-on-4 for only 1 sec. Boo. Rangers on the Power Play now

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

(Edited by Jess)

Ack Elias to Henrique for a top shelf goal I don't think King Henrik even saw.

2/5/13   |   JyersSupertramp   |   448 respect

It's upsetting that the Wild aren't on, but still a great night!

2/5/13   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

OBVIOUSLY I'm watching the Rangers/Devils game. I'm giddy.

2/5/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Let's go Rangers! #IWishIGotMSGinSF #PotvinSucks