Your daily shot of hockey to go with your coffee.
February 28th, 2014
LAST NIGHT’S SCORES:
Here are the other day’s picks in case you missed them. 2-2 last night. 69-65 on the season now.
12 games last night around the league last night. Because there’s so much to talk about about, I’ll give you the quickest hits the roundup has ever seen (Full Scoreboard Here):
–The Flyers got blown out 7-3 by the Sharks. They split the season series with both away teams winning. On the Flyers note, I will be separating my Flyers’ coverage into its own section once again. Some others will be getting involved with other teams as well *cough* Iceman *cough*
-Phil Kessel immediately followed up his Olympic play by netting his 32nd goal but the Islanders showed they don’t necessarily need John Tavares (at least for a night) as NY downed Toronto 5-4 in overtime.
-CROSBY AND MALKIN ALERT! After both guys seemingly disappeared in Sochi, the Penguins’ best two weapons each scored two points last night. Danny Briere had the last laugh though as the Habs beat the Pens 6-5; Briere with two goals.
-Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 41st goal against the Panthers last night in the Caps’ 5-4 win over the Panthers.
GAMES THIS WEEKEND:
Busy weekend around the league. Tonight, we have a matchup of two of the West’s best: St. Louis at Anaheim @ 10pm. Ducks over Blues: It’s too bad this is in Anaheim. Generalizing about a home over away is usually risky, but not with the Ducks. I’d love to see this as the matchup in the Western Conference Finals. Tomorrow night is the final game of the inaugural Stadium Series: Pittsburgh at Chicago @ 8pm (NBC) at Solider Field. Blackhawks over Penguins: This is easily the best Stadium Series/Outdoor Game this season has to offer. Great offense and great goaltending will be on full display. Pittsburgh doesn’t usually take too many penalties but I have a feeling the fans in Chicago will cause a little much noise for the Pens. That PP1 Line for the Hawks is DEADLY. Sunday features Canada’s Heritage Classic between the Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks; 4pm (NBCSN) in Vancouver. Sens over Canucks: tough to go against the home team in an outdoor game as the numbers fair towards the home team. The difference here is that Vancouver has been a sinking ship since the new year began. The Torts Brawl was an effort to try to change that, but was unsuccessful. Ottawa hasn’t been doing much better this year but does have a much better offense. The fact that the Sens have let up 197 goals (3rd worst in the NHL) becomes irrelevant because of Vancouver’s more defensive system.