Seven Home Games scheduled in Canada

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If there are not any extra postponements this upcoming week, the NHL can be getting again into the traditional swing of issues. The massive concern presently is the state of taking part in in Canada with no followers allowed in Japanese Canada, solely 250 followers in Winnipeg and 50 p.c capability in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

That’s robust as NHL revenues rely quite a bit on gate receipts from Canadian cities, particularly Toronto and a discount in revenues will solely harm the underside line so far as the gamers and homeowners are involved. The hope is to play video games in Canada later within the season when restrictions could also be taken away.

Search for the NHL to announce shortly a bunch of re-scheduled video games as they’ve greater than 100 to redo. They may play within the two-weeks put aside for the Olympic Video games as they don’t seem to be going to China and hopefully many of the video games may be performed from Feb. 7-21.

Remember that there’s nonetheless loads of time for the NHL to postpone extra video games this week. Due to this fact, the column can be up to date if want be, on Sunday night earlier than the beginning of a brand new week.

WEEK OF JANUARY 17-23

4 Video games –Arizona, Buffalo, Colorado, Florida, Los Angeles, Montreal, Nashville, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Winnipeg

3 Video games Boston, Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York Rangers, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Vancouver, Washington

2 Video games – Anaheim, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vegas

Florida, Montreal and Winnipeg play all 4 video games on the highway.

Seattle performs all 4 video games at residence.

Arizona, Ottawa and Tampa Bay play three video games on the highway.

Boston, Buffalo, Nashville, New Jersey and the New York Islanders play three video games at residence.

INJURIES

There are a complete slew of gamers in COVID-19 protocol this week. (Click on right here to see the harm checklist.)

ANAHEIM

Video games this week

vs. Colorado, vs. Tampa Bay

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Geese ought to have John Gibson (COVID) again this week as he has not performed since Jan. 4…Anthony Stolarz has been greater than an satisfactory backup as he’s 6-4-1 with a 2.29 GAA and a .929 save proportion, together with his back-to-back losses since Gibson has been out, though he allowed solely six targets on 72 pictures…Lukas Dostal made his NHL debut Sunday and stopped 33 pictures in a 4-3 shootout win over Detroit…Troy Terry potted his 22nd aim of the season Sunday, fourth greatest within the NHL…Onerous to consider that he wasn’t chosen as a Pacific Division all-star…Max Comtois has had a horrible offensive season with just one help in his first 14 video games however he lastly discovered the again of the online in his 18th recreation and has three factors in his final 5 video games.

ARIZONA

Video games this week

vs. Montreal, @ New Jersey, @ New York Islanders, @ New York Rangers

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Coyotes play all 4 video games on the highway this week, together with three video games in 4 nights…Search for Karel Vejmelka to play 3 times with Scott Wedgewood taking part in as soon as if he’s out of COVID protocol…Vejmelka was sensational Wednesday as he was like a brick wall, stopping 45 pictures in a 2-1 over the Maple Leafs…Ryan Dzingel doubled his aim whole within the contest with each Arizona targets to offer him 4…Jakob Chychrun has had a really robust go of it currently as he has been out since Dec. 10 with an higher physique harm and when he lastly obtained wholesome, he went into COVID protocol…His identify has been bandied about in commerce rumors and whereas the Coyotes actually may use a stable offensive defenseman, his commerce worth might be excessive sufficient to be price dealing.

BOSTON

Video games this week

vs. Carolina, vs. Washington, vs. Winnipeg

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Bruins lastly obtained Tuukka Rask again between the pipes on Thursday as he returned from low season hip surgical procedure, stopping 25-of-27 Philadelphia pictures for his first recreation and first win of the season…Jeremy Swayman had performed so properly for Boston however was the odd man out and whereas he understood the state of affairs, it nonetheless needed to be onerous for the younger netminder…David Pastrnak was slumping badly however his hat trick Thursday gave him seven targets and eight factors in his final 4 video games…Matt Grzelcyk had a career-best 5 level recreation Monday however was positioned in COVID protocol Thursday. He had 11 factors in his final 13 video games…Brad Marchand had the hat trick Wednesday and has a five-game factors streak with eight targets and 11 factors, giving him 19 targets and 41 factors in 29 video games.

BUFFALO

Video games this week

vs. Detroit, @ Ottawa, vs. Dallas, vs. Philadelphia

Drained: @ Ottawa (Tuesday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Sabres upended the Nashville Predators Thursday by a 4-1 rating…It was a giant evening for Jeff Skinner who had a pair of targets and Aaron Dell, who picked up his first win of the season towards 5 losses, stopping 29 pictures…The Sabres goaltending has been an enormous situation of late as Malcolm Subban is out with an upper-body situation, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has a lower-body harm, Craig Anderson is month-to-month and has been out since Nov. 5 with an upper-body harm and Dustin Tokarski has been out since Dec. 2 with COVID. Tokarski has been training however there has not been any speak of a date of return…The Sabres had Kyle Okposo and Alex Tuch return on Thursday from COVID protocol.

CALGARY

Video games this week

vs. Florida, @ Edmonton

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Flames misplaced each video games within the final seven days, 6-3 to Carolina and 4-1 to the Senators on Thursday…Jacob Markstrom returned to motion towards Ottawa, giving up 4 targets on 34 pictures after Dan Vladar picked up the loss per week in the past (his second in two nights), giving up six targets on 37 pictures…Johnny Gaudreau continues to excel in his contract season as he has 15 targets and 39 factors in simply 34 video games…He’s in line for a giant contract extension…Elias Lindholm obtained off to a terrific begin this season with seven targets in his first six video games however has solely 5 in his final 28 contests.

CAROLINA

Video games this week

@ Boston, vs. New York Rangers, @ New Jersey

Drained: @ New Jersey (Saturday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Hurricanes had been stunned to the tune of 6-0 by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday as Frederik Andersen was pulled after giving up 4 targets on 32 pictures, halting his seven-game successful streak…Jack LaFontaine made his NHL debut in aid of Andersen however stopped solely one in all three Columbus pictures…LaFontaine was signed to a one-year entry stage deal on Sunday as he left the College of Minnesota in the course of his third season. LaFontaine received the Mike Richter Award final season as probably the most excellent goalie in Division 1 NCAA hockey and has a brilliant future…Jaccob Slavin is in COVID protocol.

CHICAGO

Video games this week

@ Seattle, vs. Minnesota, @ Minnesota

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Blackhawks obtained one other high-quality efficiency from Marc-Andre Fleury Thursday as he turned apart 29 pictures in a 3-2 extra time win over Montreal…Fleury is 12-11-2 with a 2.84 GAA and a .911 save proportion, excellent numbers contemplating his terrible begin to his Chicago profession when he misplaced his first 4 video games with a GAA of 5.75 with a .839 save proportion…Patrick Kane scored the equalizer Thursday to ship the sport into extra time and it was first in 14 video games, going again to Dec. 4…The Blackhawks put Kirby Dach, Dylan Strome and Sam Lafferty into COVID protocol Thursday…Lukas Reichel made his NHL debut Thursday and had three pictures on internet with a blocked shot in 15:55 of motion.

COLORADO

Video games this week

vs. Minnesota, @ Anaheim, @ Los Angeles, vs. Montreal

Drained: @ Los Angeles (Thursday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Avalanche play 4 video games this week together with three video games in 4 nights…Darcy Kuemper ought to get three begins with Pavel Francouz getting the crease as soon as…Nazem Kadri is on an eight-game factors streak and has 13 targets and 48 factors in 30 video games…Cale Makar is unbelievable…The defenseman has 16 targets and 34 factors in simply 29 video games and may simply lead all blueliners in targets this season, in addition to factors…He had a aim and two assists Tuesday and has 4 targets and 5 assists in his final seven video games…Bowen Byram left the Avalanche this week for private causes and it later got here out that he’s nonetheless dealing with points that stem from earlier concussions.

COLUMBUS

Video games this week

@ Philadelphia, vs. Pittsburgh, vs. Ottawa

Drained: None

Rested: vs. Ottawa (Sunday)

Notes

The Blue Jackets play three video games in 4 nights…Elvis Merzlikins ought to get a pair of begins with Joonas Korpisalo choosing up one…Merzlikins returned to motion on Thursday after lacking 4 video games with a lower-body harm and stopped all 31 Carolina pictures for his second shutout of the season…Gregory Hofmann was positioned on unconditional waivers for the aim of terminating his contract as the previous Swiss star needs to be at residence to be nearer to his household…Jakub Voracek is in COVID protocol simply as Alexandre Texier was activated from the checklist…Zach Werenski was named the Blue Jackets consultant to play within the All-Star Recreation Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.

DALLAS

Video games this week

vs. Montreal, @ Buffalo, @ Detroit

Drained: @ Detroit (Friday)

Rested: vs. Montreal (Tuesday)

Notes

The Stars play three video games in 4 nights…Count on to see Jake Oettinger play twice with Braden Holtby (if wholesome) getting the crease as soon as…Holtby is out of motion in COVID protocol…Joe Pavelski had a five-point evening Wednesday, the primary participant 37 or older to take action since Teemu Selanne did it in 2011…Others to take action are Wayne Gretzky, Joe Sakic, Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux, the cream of the crop in NHL historical past…Jason Robertson has an eight-game factors streak and has 13 targets and 32 factors in 27 video games… John Klingberg might be on the commerce block as he’s a pending UFA and contract talks are at a standstill. Klingberg doesn’t really feel appreciated by the Stars and if the Stars fall out of the playoff race, a deal elsewhere would appear to be the neatest transfer.

DETROIT

Video games this week

@ Buffalo, vs. Dallas, @ Nashville

Drained: @ Nashville (Saturday)

Rested: vs. Dallas (Friday)

Notes

The Crimson Wings are a younger workforce and it’s recognizable from their residence and away splits as they ae 12-6-2 at residence and 4-11-3 on the highway…They’ve the makings of a robust workforce in just a few seasons and at the moment are the most effective of the Atlantic Division groups which are unlikely to make the playoffs…Dylan Larkin returned to motion on Thursday after one recreation with an upper-body harm…Larkin is pointless in his final three video games however nonetheless has 16 targets and 32 factors in 33 video games…Filip Hronek has been misplaced so far as publicity is worried on the Detroit protection because the hockey world has been raving about rookie Moritz Seider however Hronek has quietly picked up 4 targets and 19 factors in 36 video games.

EDMONTON

Video games this week

vs. Florida, vs. Calgary

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Oilers final performed on Jan. 5 and whereas it has been robust on the workforce, they’re beginning to get more healthy…Whereas Mike Smith is out one other week or two with a partial tear of a tendon in his thumb and Kyle Turris, Warren Foegele, Tyler Benson and Dylan Holloway are in COVID protocol, Derek Ryan, Tyson Barrie and the good Connor McDavid are out of protocol and able to go this week…Alex Stalock was not anticipated to play in any respect this season because of a coronary heart drawback however the netminder was medically cleared to play and was despatched to Bakersfield to begin his comeback…Regardless of taking part in solely 34 and 33 video games respectively, Leon Draisaitl and McDavid proceed to steer the NHL in scoring with 53 factors.

FLORIDA

Video games this week

@ Calgary, @ Edmonton, @ Vancouver, @ Seattle

Drained: @ Vancouver (Friday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Panthers are hoping to get in some video games this week as they’re travelling to Canada and most video games of late North of the Border have been postponed…In the event that they do play, the Panthers play three video games in 4 nights out West as a part of their four-game week…Sergei Bobrovsky ought to get three video games with Spencer Knight between the pipes as soon as…The Panthers are two factors in arrears of the Lightning within the Atlantic however have three video games in hand…Sam Bennett returned to motion Tuesday after serving a three-game suspension for an unlawful examine to the top on the Canadiens Cedric Paquette…Bennett was pointless and has 11 targets and 17 factors in 27 video games.

LOS ANGELES

Video games this week

@ San Jose, vs. Tampa Bay, vs. Colorado, @ New Jersey

Drained: vs. Tampa Bay (Tuesday)

Rested: vs. Colorado (Thursday), @ New Jersey (Sunday)

Notes

The Kings play 4 video games this week together with three video games in 4 nights…Jonathan Fast ought to get at the very least two begins and probably three with Cal Petersen getting the leftovers…Petersen has received his final two begins after lacking a month of motion, giving up just one aim on 44 pictures…Anze Kopitar scored a pair on Thursday, snapping an eight-game goalless drought…Trevor Moore has been surprisingly scorching of late with two targets and 9 factors in his final 5 video games giving him 5 targets and 16 factors in 37 video games…The Kings are poised to offer Basic Supervisor Rob Blake a contract extension and deservedly in order he has retooled their farm system to the purpose that it’s at the moment the most effective within the NHL.

MINNESOTA

Video games this week

@ Colorado, @ Chicago, vs. Chicago

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Wild play Chicago in back-to-back video games…Ought to there be any fisticuffs, then Marcus Foligno and/or Ryan Hartman needs to be in line to select up some penalty minutes…Cam Talbot continues to be out of motion however was again on the ice Thursday for an optionally available follow. He was injured within the Winter Traditional, struggling a lower-body harm…Eric Staal has signed an expert contract with the Wild’s AHL affiliated in Iowa, hoping to get into taking part in form to play for Canada on the upcoming Olympics…Joel Erikkson Ek is in COVID protocol…Kirill Kaprizov is anticipated to return to motion on Jan. 14 after lacking a recreation with an upper-body harm.

MONTREAL

Video games this week

@ Arizona, @ Dallas, @ Vegas, @ Colorado

Drained: @ Dallas (Tuesday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Canadiens haven’t performed at residence since Dec. 18 because of COVID postponements they usually proceed on their nine-game highway journey with 4 video games this week together with three video games in 4 nights…The Canadiens hope that Carey Value can be again this week after lacking all season, but when not, they’re in hassle as Jake Allen was injured Wednesday and the goaltending might be left within the palms of Cayden Primeau and Sam Montembeault…Jeff Petry scored his first of the season Thursday after going the primary 28 video games of the season with out a aim…He has solely three factors this season and has a four-year streak of at the very least double digit targets and 40 or extra factors, two targets he won’t hit this season, a lot to the chagrin of fantasy managers who chosen him in drafts…Chris Wideman will return this week after serving a one-game suspension Saturday for head-butting Boston’s Erik Haula Wednesday.

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NASHVILLE

Video games this week

@ St. Louis, vs. Vancouver, vs. Winnipeg, vs. Detroit

Drained: vs. Vancouver (Tuesday)

Rested: vs. Detroit (Saturday)

Notes

The Predators play three video games in 4 nights as a part of their four-game week…Juuse Saros has been sensational this season and can get three begins with David Rittich getting the decision as soon as…Mark Borowiecki blocked a shot Tuesday and missed Thursday’s recreation with a lower-body harm…Filip Forsberg is hoping to return this week, if not sooner, from COVID protocol…Matt Duchene has a four-game factors streak with 4 targets and an help and has 17 targets and 34 factors in 34 video games this season…This the Duchene the Predators signed up for 3 seasons in the past when he inked a seven-year/$56 million contract, slightly than the six aim, 13 level effort final season in the identical 34 video games.

NEW JERSEY

Video games this week

vs. Arizona, vs. Carolina, vs. Los Angeles

Drained: vs. Los Angeles (Sunday)

Rested: vs. Carolina (Saturday)

Notes

The Devils have each Mackenzie Blackwood and Akira Schmid in COVID protocol and with Jonathan Bernier out for the remainder of the season, Jon Gillies obtained the beginning Thursday with newbie coach Kyle Shapiro signed to a one-day contract to again up Gillies because the emergency again up goalie…Nico Daws can also be out of motion, forcing the Devils to go with a EBUG…Miles Wooden will begin skating subsequent week after present process hip surgical procedure…The Devils have 4 skaters nonetheless in COVID protocol…A.J. Greer suffered an undisclosed harm Thursday after taking a tough hit alongside the boards…Yegor Sharangovich has targets in 4 straight video games in addition to a five-game factors streak, giving the second-year participant eight targets and 15 factors in 31 video games.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Video games this week

vs. Philadelphia, @ Philadelphia, vs. Arizona, vs. Toronto

Drained: vs. Toronto (Sunday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Islanders play a pair of back-to-back video games this week so anticipate to see Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov share the online…They begin the week with a pair towards the Flyers so search for Scott Mayfield or Zdeno Chara so as to add their penalty minute totals if something erupts…Each Sebastian Aho and Jean-Gabriel Pageau missed Thursday’s recreation for the delivery of their respective kids…Ryan Pulock was anticipated to overlook four-six weeks when he suffered a lower-body harm on Nov. 15…It’s now two months and whereas is he nonetheless skating (or was till he was positioned in COVID protocol earlier within the week) there isn’t any timetable presently for his return.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Video games this week

vs. Toronto, @ Carolina, vs. Arizona

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Rangers play three video games in 4 nights…Igor Shesterkin ought to get a pair of begins with Alexandar Georgiev getting one…Shesterkin was excellent Thursday as he stopped all 37 pictures in a 3-0 shutout win over San Jose…Shesterkin has been wonderful this season with a 16-4-2 document to go with a 1.99 GAA and a .939 save proportion. It’s onerous to consider that he was not named to the Metropolitan All-Star workforce as Frederik Andersen and Tristan Jarry had been named to the workforce…Congratulations exit to Braden Schneider who scored his first profession NHL aim Thursday in his first profession recreation…Chris Kreider scored a pair of targets, giving him 23 in addition to 34 factors in 38 video games.

OTTAWA

Video games this week

vs. Buffalo, @ Pittsburgh, @ Washington, @ Columbus

Drained: @ Columbus (Sunday)

Rested: vs. Buffalo (Tuesday)

Notes

The Senators play 4 video games this week together with three video games in 4 nights…Matt Murray is again within the good graces of the Senators and picked up his first win of the season Thursday, stopping 27 pictures in a 4-1 win over Calgary…He ought to get a pair of begins with Anton Forsberg getting the remaining video games as Ottawa despatched Filip Gustavsson to the minors on Monday…Tim Stutzle is in COVID protocol…He has 5 targets and 15 factors in 29 video games, near his rookie tempo when the third-overall decide in 2020 had 12 targets and 29 factors in 53 video games…The Senators obtained a complete slew of gamers out of COVID protocol within the final seven days.

PHILADELPHIA

Video games this week

@ New York Islanders, vs. New York Islanders, vs. Columbus, @ Buffalo

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Flyers play 4 video games this week together with three video games in 4 nights…Count on to see Carter Hart play at the very least twice and probably 3 times with Brian Elliott taking part in the rest…The Flyers play back-to-back video games towards the Islanders early within the week however actually would not have anybody with the potential exception of Travis Konecny who tough it up…Claude Giroux’s identify retains popping up in commerce rumors because the UFA-to-be could be a terrific tradeline acquisition for any playoff contender…If he’s dealt, search for Giroux to seemingly re-sign with the Flyers subsequent season…Cam Atkinson had a aim and an help Thursday, giving him a team-leading 15 targets this season along with 28 factors.

PITTSBURGH

Video games this week

@ Vegas, vs. Ottawa, @ Columbus, vs. Winnipeg

Drained: None

Rested: vs. Winnipeg (Sunday)

Notes

The Penguins play three video games in 4 nights as a part of a four-game week…Tristan Jarry ought to play three video games and Casey DeSmith ought to get in a single begin…It was nice to see Evgeni Malkin again within the Pittsburgh lineup on Tuesday after lacking all season because of low season knee surgical procedure…The gifted Russian had two targets and an help in his first recreation again however was held off the scoresheet Thursday…Nonetheless, get Malkin in your fantasy lineup ASAP…Bryan Rust has been excellent this season with 9 targets and 20 factors in solely 15 video games however has missed the final three contests in COVID protocol. He needs to be able to go this week…Jeff Carter obtained out of COVID protocol Saturday and scored a pair of targets Tuesday.

SAN JOSE

Video games this week

vs. Los Angeles, @ Seattle, vs. Tampa Bay

Drained: None

Rested: vs. Tampa Bay (Saturday)

Notes

The Sharks are in a playoff spot with the 2 different California groups presently (an enormous shock to most who picked all three to overlook the post-season)…Adin Hill noticed his three recreation successful streak come to an finish on Thursday regardless of giving up solely two targets on 30 pictures…The Sharks terminated the contract of Evander Kane after he handed by waivers however the NHLPA are grieving the case and the NHL is now investigating to find out how Kane supposedly broke COVID protocol by crossing the Canadian border…Kane is getting some curiosity from different groups, particularly Edmonton based on the rumors, however no workforce will signal him till the NHL investigation is over…Brent Burns had a pair of three level video games earlier than the Sharks had been shutout on Thursday and has 26 factors in 38 video games.

SEATTLE

Video games this week

vs. Chicago, vs. San Jose, vs. St. Louis, vs Florida

Drained: vs. St. Louis (Friday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Kraken play 4 video games this week, all at residence with three video games in 4 nights…Search for Philipp Grubauer and Chris Driedger to share the online this week…The Kraken are deep within the basement of the Pacific Division and are seemingly seeking to be a contender for the highest draft decide in 2022 and that isn’t a nasty factor as they’ve Matthew Beniers, their prime decide and quantity two total in 2021…If they may add a Shane Wright to the fold, that may go a long approach in serving to up entrance to their top-six ahead core…Yanni Gourde has been pointless in his final two video games after having a four-game factors streak…Jordan Eberle would be the Seattle consultant on the All-Star Recreation in Las Vegas subsequent month.

ST. LOUIS

Video games this week

vs. Nashville, @ Seattle, @ Vancouver
Drained: None

Rested: vs. Seattle (Friday)

Notes

The Blues are main the NHL in come from behind wins as they’ve 13 this season…They’re the one workforce within the NHL with a successful document once they have trailed after the primary interval and it’s a good one at 6-2-1…The Blues obtained James Neal and Jake Walman again on Thursday from COVID protocol however are nonetheless lacking Vladimir Tarasenko and Scott Perunovich…The Blues additionally added Colton Parayko, David Perron and Brayden Schenn to protocol however are hoping that everybody is again sooner or later this week…Torey Krug is on a six-game factors streak with two targets and 7 factors, giving him six targets and 21 factors in 32 video games this season.

TAMPA BAY

Video games this week

@ Los Angeles, @ Anaheim, @ San Jose

Drained: @ San Jose (Saturday)

Rested: @ Los Angeles (Tuesday)

Notes

The Lightning are atop of the Atlantic standings with 56 factors, three up on Florida, albeit taking part in three further video games and eight factors forward of Toronto, taking part in 5 extra video games than the Maple Leafs…Nikita Kucherov had the hat trick Tuesday and adopted it up with two helpers Thursday, giving him 4 targets and 11 factors in simply seven video games…GM Julien BriseBois doesn’t anticipate the Lightning to do something important come commerce deadline time and that is smart since they’re up towards the wage cap…Steven Stamkos is having a terrific season with 18 targets and 45 factors in 38 video games…Alex Killorn is having fun with a profession yr as he has 11 targets and 35 factors in 39 video games…His profession greatest is 49 factors, two seasons in the past and it seems that he’s going to smash that mark this season.

TORONTO

Video games this week

@ New York Rangers, @ New York Islanders

Drained: None

Rested: @ New York Islanders (Saturday)

Notes

The Maple Leafs proceed on their highway journey because the Islanders recreation was modified from Toronto to the Island as followers are usually not allowed into the constructing presently on the Scotiabank Enviornment…Auston Matthews has scored in 9 straight highway video games, a brand new Toronto document, surpassing Babe Dye, Frank Mahovlich and Daniel Marois, all who had eight…Jack Campbell will be a part of Matthews on the Atlantic All-Star workforce as he’s 18-5-3 with a 2.02 GAA and .935 save proportion…William Nylander had back-to-back 61 level campaigns in 2016-17 and the next yr however seems to be on his option to smashing that mark as he has 36 factors in simply 35 video games this season, together with 16 targets…Michael Bunting is on a three-game factors streak. It helps taking part in alongside Auston Matthews.

VANCOUVER

Video games this week

@ Nashville, vs. Florida, vs. St. Louis

Drained: None

Rested: @ Nashville (Tuesday) vs. Florida (Friday)

Notes

The Canucks end a five-game highway journey this week…Matthew Highmore scored his first of the season on Thursday as he turned the 19th Vancouver Canuck to attain this season…After going 7-0-1 of their first eight video games below Bruce Boudreau, the state of Florida was not form to Vancouver as they dropped a pair of video games to the Panthers and Lightning this week…Thatcher Demko performed each video games as he noticed his seven-game successful streak come to an finish…The excellent news popping out of the Florida journey was that Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser performed after popping out of COVID protocol.

VEGAS

Video games this week

vs. Pittsburgh, vs. Montreal

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Golden Knights lastly had Jack Eichel again on the ice for follow on Tuesday as he’s recovering from synthetic disk substitute surgical procedure in his neck…The previous Sabre had the surgical procedure Nov. 12 and he may return as early as subsequent month because the preliminary prognosis had him returning to motion in three-five months…It was not a terrific evening for Robin Lehner towards the Maple Leafs Tuesday as he gave up three targets on solely 18 pictures after which gave up a shootout aim to William Nylander in taking the loss…Shea Theodore, Nicolas Roy and Nolan Patrick had been positioned in COVID protocol earlier than the beginning of Tuesday’s contest…The Golden Knights positioned Lucas Elvenes on unconditional waivers as a way to terminate his contract and was picked up by Anaheim…He wished to return to Sweden.

WASHINGTON

Video games this week

vs. Winnipeg, @ Boston, vs. Ottawa

Drained: None

Rested: None

Notes

The Capitals are hoping that Alex Ovechkin is accessible on Jan. 15 as he missed follow on Thursday as a precautionary measure because of an upper-body harm…Zach Fucale’s dream begin to his NHL profession got here to a crashing halt Monday when he gave up 4 targets on 16 pictures earlier than being pulled earlier than the midway mark of the second interval in a 7-3 loss to Boston…Fucale gave up just one aim in his first three begins, setting an NHL document of taking part in 138:17 of shutout hockey earlier than permitting his first NHL aim…He’s 1-1-1 with a 1.75 GAA and a .924 save proportion however search for Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek to return to the crease as each have recovered from sickness and accidents.

WINNIPEG

Video games this week

@ Washington, @ Nashville, @ Boston, @ Pittsburgh

Drained: @ Pittsburgh (Sunday)

Rested: None

Notes

The Jets are on the highway for all 4 video games this week, which incorporates three video games in 4 nights…Connor Hellebuyck is anticipated to be between the pipes for 3 begins with Mikhail Berdin getting one begin if Eric Comrie has not come out of COVID protocol…Kyle Connor hit the 20-goal mark Thursday with an empty internet aim and added an help in a 3-0 win over Detroit…He has 37 factors in 34 video games, 11 factors higher than the second place Pierre-Luc Dubois…Mark Scheifele has solely 9 targets and 23 factors this season as the standard Winnipeg scoring chief is fifth in factors…He was handed by Andrew Copp who had a pair of targets Thursday to offer him 10 this season with 24 factors…Dylan Samberg had an help in his NHL debut Thursday.

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