NHL Saturday All Day Hockey [Live Thread]

Double Header and Four Bonus Games [NHL Live Thread]

3/23/13 in NHL   |   Jess   |   35071 respect

Greetings, puckheads! For the sake of a happy hockey day, I'm going to pretend like at least one game yesterday didn't happen and just be glad my Ducks have a minute to recover.

BK: I completely forgot about this before going to bed last night...nothing like sending my picks at 6:00 in the morning, woohoo!

That's okay BK!

Today we have a NHL Network double header starting at 4:00pm (Eastern time, remember) and several other games to flip between. let's take a look! 
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2:00pm
Game: Lightning (13-16-1) @ Senators (16-9-6)
Broadcast: SUN, SNET-E, TVA
Picks:
Jess: Bolts on the road + Senators who refuse to realize they're weakened due to injury = Ottawa wins.

BK: I don't really think the Bolts have a ray's chance in h-e-double hockey sticks to win this game, but they may keep it close. Ultimately the Sens will find a way to win.

Debi: C'mon Sens!!!! I'm getting so discouraged lately

2:00pm
Game: Sharks (13-10-6) @ Wild (17-10-2)
Broadcast: CSN-CA, FS-N, FS-WI
Picks:
Jess: Did the Wild really just put a little win streak together on the road? The Wild? On the road? That in itself is impressive. They are white hot - and they play even better at home. I've got to give the edge to them here.

BK: The Wild will win this one on home ice. The Sharks are still a huge disappointment.

Debi: Gotta go for the Wild today. Gut pick

4:00pm
Game: Canucks (15-9-6) @ Kings (17-11-2)
Broadcast: NHLN-US, SNET-P, FS-W
Picks:
Jess: Oh my, I know one Kings fan that will probably be screaming profanities at Canucks players today at Staples. I can't pick the Canucks. It would make me feel dirty.

BK: The champs got this one for our favorite teach. Go Kings!

Debi: Ha! Kings better win!!

7:00pm
Game: Bruins (20-6-3) @ Maple Leafs (16-12-3)
Broadcast: CBC, NHLN-US, NESN
Picks:
Jess: Normally I would pick the Bruins here, but I think we get an upset.

BK: Ooh, the Bruins might be in for a surprise in this one. The Leafs have struggled a but as of late, but I'm picking them to break out of this slump and beat the B's tonight.

Debi: The Bruins should have this even on the road.....

7:00pm
Game: Sabres (12-15-4) @ Canadiens (20-5-5)
Broadcast: CBC, RDS, MSG-B
Picks:
Jess: Habs. 

BK: Habs in a laugher on home ice. Buffalo already won their game for the week.

Debi: Gotta take the Habs

7:00pm
Game: Panthers (9-16-6) @ Devils (14-11-6)
Broadcast: FS-F, MSG PLUS
Picks:
Jess: Did Marty really score a goal the other night or did I dream that? For real? And "no" assists? Ordinarily you would assume a goalie goal with no assists would be in the last couple of minutes of the game, empty net, junk goal. Well, there was an empty net alright. On a delayed penalty call against New Jersey, 'Cane's goalie left his net for the extra attacker and since they can't credit one of their own players for a goal against themselves they credited the last NJ player to touch the puck.  It's even more bizarre than it sounds.

 

I doubt that happens again. But considering they won the game against a very good Carolina team 4-1, I've got to think they can beat a lowly Panthers team. Devs win.

BK: Ugh, Devils.

Debi: Devils it is!

8:00pm
Game: Blue Jackets (13-12-6) @ Predators (12-13-6)
Broadcast: FS-O, FS-TN
Picks:
Jess: I personally think both of these teams are better than their records, and I think this should be an entertaining game. I don't know who to pick, so I'll do like I usually do in that situation and call it for the home team.

BK: I think this is where the points streak ends, Nashville wins this one in regulation as Rinne shuts them down.

Debi: Something is happening with the Blue Jackets but I still gotta go with the Preds

8:00pm
Game: Avalanche (11-14-4) @ Stars (14-13-3)
Broadcast: ALT, FS-SW
Picks:
Jess: GO AVS!

BK: Well this sucks, I don't really want to pick Dallas, but the Avs are atrocious on the road...I'm just staying out of this game.

Debi: Avs!

10:00pm
Game: Blues (16-11-2) @ Oilers (11-11-7)
Broadcast: CBC, RDS2, FS-MW
Picks:
Jess: Blues pick up a win on the road.

BK: I think the Blues have this one. Edmonton might try to keep it close but they're still not there.

Debi: I gotta take the Blues here. Hating on the Oilers lately


And oh my goodness look what I found! The Top 10 Saves from the first half of the season. Seriously? For me? They shouldn't have! (Just kidding...they really should have.) Watch these amazing - if not sometimes just flat lucky - saves, courtesy of NHL.com...


Swoon. I tried to play goalie once. I have the permanent little dent in my shin to remind me not to do it again.

While March Madness is still in full swing, why not mix it up a bit throughout the day with a bit of hockey? Q it up  here with me!
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3/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

I feel like  have been in a cave for a few days.  I have no idea who has won what.  Even though I was at BP for supper, and the Edmonton/St. Louis game, I still feel rather lost.  I want my life back!!

3/23/13   |   kteacher   |   34422 respect

Typical afternoon home game for the Kings. Siiiiiigh. 

Good thing they go on the road for 5 games.......starting with Chicago on Monday. indecision

3/23/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Wow Sabres, Rick Jennaret is enjoying this game so far.  Can they hold off the Habs?

3/23/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7444 respect

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The Preds have put up 4 and there are still a couple of minutes left in the first.  heart

3/23/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Sens hung on for dear life against the Bolts, but they won.  The Wild shut out the Sharks, and Corey Schneider is working on a shutout of the Kings.