Your morning shot of hockey to go with your coffee.
LAST NIGHT’S PICKS:
Here are my picks in case you missed them. Asterisk indicates who I picked
Devils* down Senators 5-2. W: Brodeur (23 Saves); L: Lehner (28 Saves); NJ Goals: Boucher (1), Brunner (8), Gelinas (4), Gionta (1), Jagr (12); OTT Goals: Greening (3), Michalek (6) – Jaromir Jagr’s goal was the game-winner in this contest. With that, Jags has taken over the all-time lead for game-winning goals. Clutch. Just like how I said Marty would be.
Penguins* edge Rangers 4-3 (SO). W: Fleury (29 Saves); L: Lundqvist (29 Saves); PIT Goals: Dupuis (6), Kunitz (18), Sutter (7); NYR Goals: Brassard (6), Hagelin (7), Zuccarello (7) – Didn’t expect it to go to a shootout but it was being played at the garden. Pittsburgh’s lead in the Metropolitan Division is now 12 points, yeeeesh.
2-0 (!!!) last night. 30-24 on the season now.
Highlight of the Night:
The Flyers return to action for another home-and-home, this time against the Columbus Blue Jackets. This is the first matchup against the Flyers’ newest division-mate. Columbus had started the season well, but injuries upon injuries have hindered the Blue Jackets and they have fallen in the standings down to 7th place in the Metropolitan. Granted only three points separate the 3rd place Hurricanes and the 7th place Blue Jackets, but they were comfortably in a playoff spot earlier in the season. Columbus is 6-8-2 on the road while the Flyers are riding a seven-game home winning streak. If the Flyers play like they did on Tuesday night, it could be a very fun game to watch.
Ten other games in the NHL tonight. Three games to watch are Wild @ Penguins at 7, Canadiens @ Blues at 8, and Sharks @ Kings at 10:30. Penguins over Wild: The West has dominated the East this season, but the Pens are deadly at home. St. Louis over Montreal: The Blues may have lost at home a few nights ago, but they won’t disappoint their fans this time. Sharks over Kings: I love this San Jose team this year, they light up the lamp as if it was lighting up their home. (That was a horrible joke, I apologize). The Kings have been great lately, but San Jose broke out of their recent road woes in St. Louis the other night. A very tough place to win in.
LET’S GO FLYERS!!!!!