Welcome to theNHL On Tap Three NHL. com authors will certainly share what they are most looking onward to on the timetable daily. Today, their options from the 12 video games on Saturday.
Battle of Alberta rematch
The Edmonton Oilers will certainly pursue a sweep of their back-to- back set when they hold the Calgary Flames (10 p.m. ET, NHLN, CBC, SN,NHL TELEVISION). The Oilers skated to a 2-1 roadway success in Calgary on Friday as well as did so with neither Connor McDavid neither Leon Draisaitl racking up a factor. Forwards Jesse Puljujarvi as well as Gaetan Haas racked up for Edmonton, as well as goalkeeper Mike Smith boosted his document to 4-0-0, making 20 conserves in the win. The Oilers are 8-2-0 in their previous 10 video games; the Flames have actually shed 3 of their previous 4 (1-3-0) after a three-game winning touch. The video game Saturday is the 3rd of 10 in the Battle of Alberta this period, Calgary having actually won the initial, 6-4 in the houseFeb 6., as well as the strength is anticipated to just rise.– Tim Campbell, team author
Golden Knights, Avalanche take it outdoors
Don’t change your tv setups, it truly will look like the Vegas Golden Knights as well as Colorado Avalanche are playing before a lovely paint. Instead, it will certainly be the spectacular sights of nature functioning as the background for the Bridgestone NHL Outdoors Saturday in between the Golden Knights as well as Avalanche at Edgewood Tahoe Resort in Stateline, Nevada (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN1, SN, TVAS). Stunning Lake Tahoe as well as the Sierra Nevada will certainly play as large of a function in the produced TELEVISION occasion as onward Mark Stone as well as the Golden Knights as well as facility Nathan MacKinnon as well as the Avalanche will certainly play in the video game. The rink is developed atop the 18th fairway on the fairway that is renowned for holding the American Celebrity Championship every summertime. The closest side of the boards is a plain 50 speeds to the water. There was a rainbow noticeable from the rinkFriday The use the ice will certainly matter, both factors considerable in the race for top place in the Honda West Division, however, for this video game the setup as well as the pictures of every little thing bordering the ice will certainly be as significant as the objectives, helps as well as conserves made on it.– Dan Rosen, elderly author
Another Crosby turning point
Sidney Crosby will certainly play his 1,000 th NHL video game as well as come to be the initial to get to that turning point with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they hold the New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, ATTSN-PT, MSG+,NHL TELEVISION). Crosby racked up an objective in his 999th video game, a 4-1 win against the Islanders at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday, as well as has 5 factors (2 objectives, 3 helps) in his previous 5 video games. He has actually racked up 1,276 factors (468 objectives, 808 helps) as well as won 3 Stanley Cup champions (2009, 2016, 2017) because making his NHL launching in a 5-1 loss at the New Jersey Devils onOct 5, 2005. The 33-year-old is still going solid, connected with onward Bryan Rust for the Penguins lead with 6 objectives as well as 2nd with 13 factors in 15 video games behind Rust (15 factors). Crosby is 2nd amongst Pittsburgh forwards balancing 20:28 in ice time per video game (Jake Guentzel, 20:34) as well as he’s won 56 percent of his faceoffs this period. The Penguins, that finished the Islanders’ eight-game factor touch (5-0-3), have actually won 3 of their previous 4 video games (3-1-0) as well as are 6-1-0 in the house. The Islanders are 3-1-0 in their previous 4 roadway video games.– Mike G. Morreale, team author
Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils, 12:30 p.m. ET (MSG+, MSG-B,NHL TELEVISION)
The Devils pursue their 4th straight win, consisting of 3 straight because returning from a 14-day break due to NHL COVID-19 procedure; the Sabres have actually shed 4 straight as well as have actually been outscored 9-2 in their previous 3 video games
New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, 12:30 p.m. ET (NHLN, NBCSWA, MSG,NHL TELEVISION)
The Rangers look for successive success for the very first time becauseFeb 1 as well as 4; Capitals onward Alex Ovechkin has actually not racked up in his previous 3 video games.
Vegas Golden Knights at Colorado Avalanche (Edgewood Tahoe Resort; Stateline, Nevada), 3 p.m. ET (NBC, SN, SN1, TVAS)
Forward Gabriel Landeskog will certainly return to the schedule for the Avalanche, that play the 3rd of 4 straight video games against theGolden Knights Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will certainly make his 3rd beginning in an exterior video game as well as initially with Vegas.
Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings, 5 p.m. ET (FS-D, FS-F,NHL TELEVISION)
The Panthers have actually won 3 straight as well as 5 of their last 6 video games, consisting of a 7-2 win against the Red Wings on Friday.
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes, 7 p.m. ET (FS-An AND ALSO, FS-W,NHL TELEVISION)
The Kings go with a sweep of the two-game set adhering to a 3-2 shootout winThursday Los Angeles has actually won 3 video games straight.
San Jose Sharks atSt Louis Blues, 7 p.m. ET (FS-MW, NBCSCA,NHL TELEVISION)
Blues onward David Perron racked up 3 factors (one objective, 2 helps), consisting of the game-winning objective in overtime, in a 3-2 win against the Sharks on Thursday.
New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET (NHLN, ATTSN-PT, MSG+,NHL TELEVISION)
Pittsburgh has actually won 3 of its last 4 video games, consisting of 4-1 against New York onThursday Sidney Crosby, that will certainly play his 1,000 th NHL video game, racked up an objective Thursday as well as has actually racked up 116 factors (37 objectives, 79 helps) in 70 video games against the Islanders.
Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET (FS-O, FS-TN,NHL TELEVISION)
Cam Atkinson will certainly attempt to expand his objective touch to 6 ready the Blue Jackets; the Predators are 3-7-0 in their previous 10 video games adhering to a 3-0 loss at Columbus on Thursday.
Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+, CBC, SN, CITY, TVAS,NHL TELEVISION)
Maple Leafs facility Auston Matthews, that leads the NHL with 16 objectives, can expand his individual factor touch to 16 video games. The Canadiens will certainly bet the very first time because a 2-1 win against the Maple Leafs onFeb 13
Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (ET; FS-CR, SUNLIGHT,NHL TELEVISION)
The Lightning bet the very first time because Monday after having their video game against the Dallas Stars on Thursday held off due to a winter season tornado. Tampa Bay as well as Carolina will certainly play each various other 4 times in the following 6 days.
Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+, PRIME, FS-SD, FS-N, FS-WI,NHL TELEVISION)
The Wild proceed a five-game trip that included a 3-1 win at the Ducks onThursday Anaheim has actually racked up 3 objectives in its previous 3 video games (1-2-0).
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers, 10 p.m. ET; (NHLN, CBC, SN,NHL TELEVISION)
The Flames have actually racked up one objective in 3 of their previous 4 video games (1-3-0) after their 2-1 loss to the Oilers on Friday as well as are 21st in the NHL, balancing 2.65 objectives per video game.
Chicago Blackhawks at Carolina Hurricanes, held off
Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars, held off