Wednesday Night Hockey [Live Thread]

Sure, there's baseball, but why not Hockey?

4/10/13 in NHL   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - Wednesday Night Hockey [Live Thread]I know it's this time of year when some people find it so hard to tune into NHL games, when the weather outside is looking brighter and feeling warmer, and baseball season has officially started.  The Playoffs haven't officially started, and some fans already know whether their team will be in or out.  But it has been a shortened season, and there are only a few more regular season games to be played before the quest for the Stanley Cup gets heated up.

Tonight we only have a handful of games on, but in the schedule there are some rivalries, and some rematches, and undoubtedly, some good games.

Bryan and Jess are here with their picks, so join in and give us yours as well.

Here's our schedule, all times Eastern:

7:00 pm

Toronto Maple Leafs (22-13-4) at New York Rangers (19-16-4)
Broadcast:  TSN, RDS2, MSG

Bryan:   I'm feeling these two are going to split their sorta-kinda home and home bout.  Rangers win at MSG and keep themselves in the top 8.

Jess:  I think the Leafs are better this year, but I'm rooting for the Rangers to take it at home.

Debi:  I'm with you guys on this.  Home team takes it.

7:30 pm

Boston Bruins (25-9-4) at New Jersey Devils (15-14-10)
Broadcast:  NBCSN, TSN2

Bryan:   It's just not happening for the Devils.  The slide continues against a Boston team that knows how to be as stingy on defense as the Devils have prided themselves on all these years.  Bruins get the W.

Jess:   The Devils are a  mess. Bruins

Debi:  Again, I agree.  Sweep!

9:30 pm

Vancouver Canucks (22-11-6) at Calgary Flames (14-20-4)
Broadcast:  SNET-P, SNET-CGY

Bryan:   I think Calgary has a chance at home.  Time for the Flames to start playing spoiler, and what better way to do it than against your rivals?

Jess:  Ack didn't we just have this game last week? Well, your Flames are at home Debi, and I think we're all going for the upset...Go Calgary!

Debi:  The Flames have home ice advantage tonight, and momentum from the win the other night against Colorado, but with their biggest cheerleader, Matt Stajan, out with an upper body injury, it is going to be a really tough road.  They have recalled players from the minor leagues, juggled some of the lines, and told everyone to play like it's the Stanley Cup finals.  I sincerely hope they can do just that, and beat the Canucks.

Phoenix Coyotes (17-16-6) at Edmonton Oilers (16-16-7)
Broadcast:  FS-A PLUS, SNET-W

Bryan:   Woof...umm, Phoenix.

Jess:  Hmm, I'm thinking Yotes

Debi:  I still haven't figured out what you mean by woof, but I agree with Phoenix.

10:00 pm

Colorado Avalanche (12-22-5) at Anaheim Ducks (27-8-5)
Broadcast:  ALT2, KDOC

Bryan:   The Ducks are far superior to the Avs this year, and they should take full advantage of that tonight.  Ducks win the night cap!

Jess:  Aww do we get to see Jiggy tonight? I don't even know who's in net for the Avs but that would be fun.

Debi:  The Flames beat the Avs the other night (Have I said that enough, yet?) so the Ducks really shouldn't have any problem getting the win tonight at home.

Last night I got to actually see parts of three different games.  The one I was most impressed with was definitely the Jets, so for your viewing pleasure, here are the video highlights.

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4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

It is still tied in Calgary and the Flames have way more shots on goal than the Canucks.  They just can't get it in the net - oh and Luongo is in goal tonight.

Win or lose, I am so proud of the way they are playing tonight.  Wideman is really showing what he can do.

4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Ducks get one!!!
Flames and nuckleheads still tied

4/10/13   |   Jess   |   35116 respect

Jiggy workin on that shutout against his former team

4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Vancouver and Calgary tied after 1, Colorado is somehow ahead of the Ducks, and no score between the Coyotes and Edmunchuk

4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Toronto has tied it in the 3rd, while New Jersey has drawn within 2.

4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

The Calgary/Vancouver games and the Phoenix/Edmonton games are about to get underway, while Boston leads 4-1, and the Rangers lead 2-1

4/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

3-0 Boston, while the Leafs and the Rangers are tied.