Monday, February 28, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild
Both teams currently sit in the race for a playoff spot with 72 points a piece. Recently, the Blackhawks have been on a roll, reeling off four straight victories. The Blackhawks lead the season series 2-1.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers
The Rangers have won both meetings this season, the most recent being a 3-2 OT bout on November 11th. While consistency is a word neither of the teams have an understanding of, both still remain big threats out of the East with goaltenders that can perform under pressure. The Rangers lead the season series 2-0.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks
Both teams have taken different paths to get where they are, but they now will battle for that second seed, as it is unlikely that the Vancouver Canucks will relinquish the top spot. While the Sharks had an awfully rough start to the season, they have morphed into the Sharks of old since the All-Star Break. Sharks lead the season series 2-1.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins
Is there a team out there more injured than the Penguins? Must be that new ice—not that it really matters. With the parity in the Eastern Conference, the Penguins should be playoff bound, regardless of recent performances on the ice (3-6-2 in last 11 games). A game that should have been between two of the conference's best will hopefully serve as a turnaround for the injury depleted Penguins.