Monday Night Hockey Open Game Thread 3/18

Can the Kings bounce back against the Coyotes at home? [Live NHL Thread]

3/18/13 in NHL   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Blog Photo - Monday Night Hockey Open Game Thread 3/18Greetings, puckheads! Another week, another Monday, another fairly stacked night of hockey, thanks to the staggered schedule! I'm not gonna lie - between March Madness gearing up, Selection Sunday, the NFL Free Agency Frenzy, and Spring Training I have been on sports overload and barely have time to pay close attention to much hockey other than my Ducks over the past couple of weeks. I do hear that Brodeur is just about ready to come back That said, I always enjoy a great game, especially with friends! So who are you watching tonight?

7:00pm 
Game: Hurricanes (15-11-1) @ Rangers (13-12-2)
Broadcast: FS-CR, MSG
Picks:
Jess - Can these sliding Rangers beat the 'Canes? I think they can. The question is will they. I hope they break their losing streak tonight. They're at home, so that's a plus. I'm calling it for them.

Bryan - Hmm, both teams could be better. I'm gonna take the Rangers for the home ice advantage and the victory. 

Debi - Ugh. Canes

7:30pm
Game: Flyers (13-15-1) @ Lightning (12-15-1) 
Broadcast: RDS, TSN, NBCSN, CSN-PH
Picks:
Jess - This is what they pick for the nationally aired game? What is up? I don't necessarily dislike either of these teams but I do like Tampa Bay a bit more, and I think that they win this one at home.

Bryan - Come on Tampa! We all know I refuse to pick Philly. 

Debi - Bolts on home ice got this 

8:30pm
Game: Flames (11-11-4) @ Stars (12-12-3)
Broadcast: SNET-W, FS-SW+
Picks:
Jess - C'mon Calgary - let's do this ish. For my co-host and for me.

Bryan - I really want to see the Flames do what the Hawks did to Dallas the other night. With as inconsistent and disappointing as the Stars have been, I'll take the Flames for a win on the road. 

Debi - It's really easy to hate Dallas tonight 

9:00pm
Game: Blackhawks (23-2-3) @ Avalanche (10-13-4)
Broadcast: CSN-CH+, ATL2
Picks:
Jess - This looks like a no-brainer, but remember the last time Chicago went down to Denver? I have to pick the Blackhawks, but I'm not necessarily comfortable doing so.

Bryan - They've given the Hawks fits this year, and they might do it again. I do think that the Hawks will wake up tonight though and not lose a season series to anyone. 

Debi - Ooooo a rematch! Lets see. Do I think Colorado can do it again? I think they might be more motivated to, so WTH I'll take the Avs 

10:00pm

Game: Wild (15-10-2) @ Canucks (13-8-6)
Broadcast: FS-WI, FS-N+, SNET-P
Picks: 
Jess - 'm pretty sure the Wild won't win this one on the road.

Bryan - Does anyone want to win the Northwest division? I gotta take the Canucks in this one, the Wild just don't impress me away from home. 

Debi - Muhahahaha. That's my anti-Canucks battle cry!!!.  

Game: Sharks (12-9-6) @ Ducks (20-3-4)
Broadcast: CSN-CA, PRIME
Picks:
Jess - The Ducks are back home, but they're facing a tougher foe than it looks. I'm not calling this game, as per usual...but I can promise I'll be biting my nails.

Bryan - The Sharks are just FEH! They might keep it close, but the Ducks are just too hot for them to handle. 

Debi - In my best Jets fan impression, Ducks, Ducks, Ducks!! 

Game: Coyotes (13-11-4) @ Kings (15-10-2) 
Broadcast: FS-A PLUS, FS-W
Picks:
Jess - This is always an entertaining game, and I'm sure tonight will be no exception. The last time these two played, the Kings...well...for lack of a better phrase, forgot to show up. I don't think that happens tonight in Staples. Kings win.

Bryan - Phoenix beat them badly last week in the desert. I fully expect the Kings to repay the favor tonight on their home ice. The champs win the night cap at Staples.

Debi - I have to go with the Kings. I know they haven't been showing all of their greatness this year but I see glimpses of it. They will get the win tonight 

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3/19/13   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Yay Ducks!! Yay Wild!!  Keep it going Kings!

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

gah Marleau scores right before the end of the period. 4-2 Ducks

3/18/13   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

At least the Ducks and the Kings are leading (so far)

There are hockey gods after all.

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Getzlaf SCORRES! (this is nutty)

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

ANOTHER GOAL! 3-1 Anaheim

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

TIC-TAC-TOE - GOAAAALLLLL! 

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

1-1 in Anaheim

Apparently the Ducks & Perry agreed to 8 more years.

3/18/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

4-1 Hawks, they've responded in the 2nd period.  Also, wake up Debi, it's a game again!  The Flames scored 2 PP goals in the 2nd and it's 3-2 after 40.

3/18/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Bolts win!  Any night Philly loses is a beautiful night.laugh

3/18/13   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Wow, I quit.  I'm no good at this prediction thing!!

3/18/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

kramer wrote:
J.T. MILLER!  The Pittsburgh kid wins it for the Rangers in the shootout!

cheeky

3/18/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Landeskog made the Hawks look like statues to score that shorty, they're right back in the game, 2-1 Hawks after 1 period at the Pepsi Center.

3/18/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

J.T. MILLER!  The Pittsburgh kid wins it for the Rangers in the shootout!