New York invades Boston
It is all the time a deal with to look at the New York Rangers play the Boston Bruins, and much more so with the resurgence the Rangers have had this season coming into the 2021 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown at TD Backyard (1 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ABC, SN, NHL LIVE). New York (12-4-3) is coming of age rapidly in arguably the League’s hardest division, having received two straight and 6 of its previous seven video games. Chris Kreider scored two objectives in a 4-1 win towards the rival New York Islanders on Wednesday to present him 15 on the season, which is tied for second within the NHL with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Andrew Mangiapane of the Calgary Flames (Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers is first with 20). The Bruins (10-6-0), in the meantime, aren’t precisely the place they’d wish to be regardless of having received 4 of their previous 5, together with a 5-1 victory towards the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. They need to be raring to go after some Thanksgiving house cooking. — Amalie Benjamin, employees author
Kadri, Avalanche, look to increase streaks
Nazem Kadri will attempt to lengthen his level streak to 11 video games for the Colorado Avalanche, who will search for their seventh straight win once they go to the Dallas Stars at American Airways Heart (7:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, ALT2, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). Kadri had a objective and an help in a 5-2 win towards the Anaheim Geese on Wednesday and has scored 21 factors (six objectives, 15 assists) throughout his level streak, which is the longest energetic within the NHL. Defenseman Cale Makar can be scorching, having scored six objectives and eight factors prior to now 4 video games for the Avalanche (10-5-1), who’ve outscored their opponents 36-15 throughout their successful streak. The Stars (8-7-2) have additionally discovered a groove offensively of late, having scored 20 objectives of their previous 5 video games (4-1-0). — Tim Campbell, employees author
Islanders attempt to finish lengthy dropping streak
The New York Islanders will search for their first win in eight video games, and first at UBS Enviornment, once they host the Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNW, TVAS, MSG+, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The Islanders (5-9-2), who’ve been outscored 31-7 throughout their seven-game dropping streak, might want to discover a method to get again on monitor with out forwards Anders Lee and Josh Bailey, and defensemen Adam Pelech, Andy Greene and Zdeno Chara, who’re in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Heart Brock Nelson and defenseman Ryan Pulock are additionally out with lower-body accidents. The Penguins (9-6-4) are trending in the other way of the Islanders, having received 4 straight and outscored their opponents 15-2 in that span. — Mike Zeisberger, employees author
New York Rangers at Boston Bruins (1 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ABC, SN, NHL LIVE)
The Bruins host the Rangers following a great exhibiting towards the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, once they scored 4 objectives in a 5:31 span within the first interval after being shut out 4-0 by the Calgary Flames on Sunday. New York is 7-3-2 on the highway this season.
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (3:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU, NHL LIVE)
The Blues (10-7-2) have struggled the previous few weeks, having misplaced two of their previous three video games and 6 of their previous eight (2-5-1). The Blackhawks (6-11-2) will enter recent off a four-game highway journey, throughout which they went 2-2-0.
Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild (3:30 p.m. ET; BSN, BSWI, TSN3, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Wild (12-6-1) begin a five-game homestand towards their division rival, who they defeated 6-5 in time beyond regulation of their first assembly this season on Oct. 19. The Jets’ (9-6-4) offense has dried up of late, having scored 4 objectives of their previous 4 video games (0-3-1).
Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers (3:30 p.m. ET; SN, NBCSP, BSSO, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Hurricanes (14-3-1) will return to the east coast for the finale of a six-game highway journey. They received the primary three video games of the journey earlier than dropping the previous two, together with 2-1 on the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday. The Flyers (8-6-4) are averaging 1.73 objectives per recreation in November, which is thirty first within the League, forward of solely the New York Islanders (1.67).
Ottawa Senators at Anaheim Geese (4 p.m. ET; BSW, TSN5, RDS, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Trevor Zegras has scored seven factors (4 objectives, three assists) in his previous 5 video games for the Geese (10-7-3), who’ve misplaced their previous three video games after successful eight in a row. The Senators (4-12-1) have scored eight objectives however have allowed 13 in two video games since coming back from their COVID-19 pause
Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals (5 p.m. ET; NBCSWA, BSFL, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Panthers (14-2-3) swept their current four-game homestand to enhance to 11-0-0 at FLA Reside Enviornment this season. Nonetheless, they’ve struggled a bit on the highway, going 3-2-3. Alex Ovechkin continues to remain scorching with seven factors (three objectives, 4 assists) prior to now three video games for the Capitals (12-3-5). He’s third within the NHL with 33 factors (15 objectives, 18 assists) in 20 video games.
New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators (6 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU, NHL LIVE)
The Devils (8-5-4) have slowed down a bit following their scorching begin, going 1-2-2 of their previous 5 video games. Matt Duchene has completed the other for the Predators (10-8-1), who’ve misplaced three of 4. After scoring one objective in his first 5 video games this season, Duchene has scored 19 factors (11 objectives, eight assists) prior to now 14 video games. Defenseman Roman Josi is predicted to play his 700th NHL recreation.
Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, TSN2, RDS, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Since beginning the season 5-1-1, the Sabres (7-10-2) have misplaced 10 of their previous 12 video games, together with 4 straight. The Canadiens have misplaced 5 of their previous six (1-4-1) and are 1-8-1 on the highway. The Sabres, who’re 5-5-1 at house, received the primary assembly between the groups this season, 5-1 in Buffalo on Oct. 14.
Seattle Kraken at Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. ET; BSSUN, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Steven Stamkos has scored seven factors (three objectives, 4 assists) in his previous 5 video games for the Lightning (11-4-3), who’re 7-1-2 in November. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s subsequent win shall be his two hundredth within the NHL. The Kraken (6-12-1) have received two in a row following six straight losses and are led by Jaden Schwartz, who has scored 16 factors (4 objectives, 12 assists) in 19 video games.
Vancouver Canucks at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET; BSOH, SNP, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Canucks (6-12-2) have misplaced seven of their previous eight video games (1-6-1) and have been outscored 33-14 throughout that span. Zach Werenski has scored eight factors (three objectives, 5 assists) throughout a six-game level streak for the Blue Jackets (11-6-0), who’ve received two straight and 4 of 5.
Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, ALT2, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Since being recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on Nov. 13 due to accidents to Braden Holtby and Ben Bishop, Jake Oettinger has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.29 goals-against common and .955 save share in 4 video games for the Stars (8-7-2). Nathan MacKinnon has been skating however is predicted to overlook his seventh straight recreation for the Avalanche (10-5-1) due to a lower-body damage. Colorado coach Jared Bednar mentioned earlier this week that MacKinnon is probably going on monitor to return to the lineup subsequent week.
Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders (7:30 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, SNW, TVAS, MSG+, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Islanders (5-9-2) rank thirty first within the NHL in objectives per recreation (2.00), forward of solely the Arizona Coyotes (1.85), and are final within the League on the ability play (10.6 p.c). The Penguins (9-6-4) have been led by Jake Guentzel, who has scored eight factors (5 objectives, three assists) throughout a seven-game level streak, and Tristan Jarry, who’s 4-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA, .983 save share (two objectives on 118 photographs) and two shutouts in his previous 4 begins.
Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, SNO, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Maple Leafs (14-6-1) have received two in a row and 7 of their previous eight video games. Throughout that span, Jack Campbell has helped Toronto outscore its opponents 24-10 by going 5-1-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .967 save share and two shutouts. The Sharks (10-8-1) have received two straight after starting their four-game homestand with a 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals. Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is predicted to play his 1,a centesimal NHL recreation.