Welcome back to HNIC Coast to Coast! The NHL schedule has been quite erratic this week, with numerous games followed by nothing, then followed by games again. However, it’s back to lots of action this weekend as all but two NHL teams are playing tonight, with fifteen more games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Six of Canada’s seven National Hockey League teams are set to showcase their skills, making it a weekend full of excitement.
Kicking off the action at 7:00 p.m. ET, we have a star-studded matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins. This game is not only highly anticipated for the on-ice talent, including big names like Auston Matthews and Sidney Crosby, but also because it marks the first matchup since Kyle Dubas left the GM post in Toronto to become the President and GM in Pittsburgh.
At 10:00 p.m. ET, the Calgary Flames will face off against the Colorado Avalanche. Both teams will be playing on zero rest and dealing with the effects of traveling, which could result in some sloppy hockey. The game will be crucial for Calgary as they aim to maintain their positive momentum, while the Avalanche will look to continue their winning streak.
Additionally, the Montreal Canadiens will take on the Los Angeles Kings at 4:00 p.m. ET, and the Vancouver Canucks will play against the San Jose Sharks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Looking ahead to Sunday, the Winnipeg Jets will go head-to-head with the Nashville Predators at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Jets are currently on a strong run and will be further boosted by the return of head coach Rick Bowness. Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks will face the Edmonton Oilers at 9:00 p.m. ET, providing an opportunity for both teams to make their mark.
It’s set to be an action-packed weekend of NHL games, and we can’t wait to see the outcomes of these highly anticipated matchups! Stay tuned for the latest updates and results.