Channel Surfing is Too Many Men On The Site’s quick guide to tonight’s NHL action, as well as any other interesting broadcasts in the world of hockey. Included is a list of the scheduled games, game notes, as well as a pregame warm up song.
Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals 7:00 PM [ Preview ]
Nashville Predators @ Ottawa Senators 7:30 PM [ Preview ]
Phoenix Coyotes @ Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM [ Preview ]
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Dallas Stars 8:30 PM [ Preview ]
Winnipeg Jets @ Colorado Avalanche 9:00 PM [ Preview ]
Los Angeles Kings @ Calgary Flames 9:00 PM [ Preview ]
New York Islanders @ Vancouver Canucks 10:00 PM [ Preview ]
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Anaheim Ducks 10:00 PM [ Preview ]
- Ottawa comes into tonight’s game with the Nashville Predators in desperation mode. They are separated from the 8th place Columbus Blue Jackets back 3 teams and 4 points. The Predators have lost four straight games and are pretty much out of the playoff race. [ NHL.com ]
- Tampa Bay remains winless since the trade of Martin St. Louis, but the streak started shortly before the captain made his way to New York.
- 67 points puts Ottawa just out of the playoff picture in the East, whereas the Winnipeg Jets (also with 67 points) find themselves 5 points out of a playoff spot in the West. Winnipeg has a tough hill to climb.
- Curtis McElhinney is expected to get the start for the Columbus Blue Jackets to give Sergei Bobrovsky some rest.
- Vancouver is 2-10-1 over the past 13 games and desperately trying to right the ship after a tumultuous trade deadline.
- If he believes he is ready, top-prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov could make his debut for the Capitals tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kuznetsov skated with the team over the weekend, and will skate again Monday morning to evaluate whether he is ready to play. [ NHL.com ]
Tonight the best dressed goes to the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars. I love the Jackets away uniform and Dallas is one of the best re-brands in a long time. The red white and blue of the Blue Jackets will contrast great with the green silver and black of Dallas.
TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:
Against Me! – Pints Of Guiness Make You Strong
Easily one of the best Against Me! songs of all time and a staple of my St. Patrick’s Day playlist.