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NHL On Tap: Undefeated Flyers in Tampa Lightning Home Opener

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Flyer flying into Tampa Bay

I can’t say I predicted the Philadelphia Flyers would start the John Tortorella era 2-0-0, but we’re here nonetheless. They won 5-2 against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and came from behind to win 3-2 against the Vancouver Canucks. Amalie Arena (7 PM ET; ESPN, SN NOW). This should be a test for each team going into their home opener with Lightning 1-2-0. I would never say the Flyers continue to play like this – they started last season with him 2-0-1 and he finished second last in the East – but can they continue? I would love to see it. The way they started, especially against a team with Lightning caliber. How far does illegality go? — Amalie Benjamin, Staff Writer

Predators looking for first win in North America

The Nashville Predators got off to a promising start with two wins in a game against the San Jose Sharks, but that was in Prague of the 2022 NHL Global Series before the rest of the NHL started playing. It hasn’t been all that fun for the Predators since back in the states, as the Dallas Stars burned them out twice, going 4-1 in Nashville on Thursday and 5-1 in Dallas on Saturday. The Predators are better than that and should be on track when the Los Angeles Kings arrive at Bridgestone Arena (9:30 PM ET; ESPN, SN NOW). The Kings (2-2-0) had a weary leg before beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 in overtime on Monday to take a 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 lead. may arrive.Also Kings Forward Alex Iafaro (5 goals, 2 goals and 3 assists in 4 games) was placed on the disabled list with a lower body injury in the third period, but that’s a big loss. The good news for the Predators is that they started the season with his 15-0 power play ending his slump. Nino Niederreiter Scored at 18:20 in the second in Dallas. But the Kings should be feeling good offensively, after scoring his four goals in his first two games, he has scored 12 in his last two games. The Predators need a win and the Kings want to stay hot in a matchup between Westerns and Stanley, a team looking to advance from the conference to his Cup berth. — Dan Rosen, Senior Writer

Undefeated Battle of the Pacific Division

This is a small sample of the game, but the Vegas Golden Knights (3-0-0) and Calgary Flames (2-0-0) top the Pacific Division. Continue his undefeated streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome (9pm ET; SNW, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+, SN NOW). Each team entered the season with a question.For Vegas you can have a goalie Logan Thompson take over robin lanerwho is out after hip surgery in August? Calgary’s top offseason win, forward Jonathan Huberdeau When Nazem Kadri defense man Mackenzie Wiegerhelps soften forward losses Johnny Gaudreau When Matthew TakachukThompson is 2-0-0, averaging 1.50 goals, a .947 save percentage and one shutout in two games. Kadry has scored 3 goals (1 goal and 2 assists), Wieger has 2 assists and Huberdot has 1 assist each in two games. It’s a strong start for Vegas and Calgary, both as a team and personally. — Tracy Myers, Staff Writer

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Anaheim Ducks at New Jersey Devils (7pm ET; MSG, BSSC, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Playing the second of consecutive sets after a 6-4 loss to the New York Rangers, the Ducks (1-2-0) have conceded 13 goals in their last two games and 17 in three games to finish the season. The Devils (0-2-0) gave up his 10 goals in his first two games and lost his 5-2 to the Flyers and Red Wings.

Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators (7pm ET, TSN5, RDS, NESN, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Bruins (3-0-0) withstood a late push from the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 win at TD Garden on Monday. Boston has scored at least five goals in all three of his games. Senators (0-2-0) he has scored 3 goals in 2 games. They scored first against the Buffalo Sabers and Toronto He Maple He Leafs, but he is down 7–1 after the first period.

Vancouver Canucks at Columbus Blue Jackets (7pm ET, BSOH, SNP, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Canucks (0-3-0) gave themselves their first chance at a win by conceding four goals in the third period of a 6-4 loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday. Vancouver manager Bruce Boudreau is aiming for his 600th win in the NHL. The Blue Jackets (0-3-0) are looking for their first win. They scored five goals in losses to the Carolina Hurricanes (4-1), Lightning (5-2) and St. Louis Blues (5-2).

Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning (7pm ET; ESPN, SN NOW)

Tortorella, who coached the Lightning to Stanley Cup in 2004, could become the second coach to win all of his first three games for the Flyers (Paul Holmgren, 4 in the 1988-89 season). -0-0). He did not win in his first three games coaching his four other NHL teams (Lightning, Rangers, Canucks, Blue His Jackets). The Lightning (1-2-0) allowed 45 shooting in his 6-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Stephen Stamkos He has scored in every match and could become the second Lightning player to score in the first four games of the season (Nikita Kucherov7 games in the 2017-18 season).

San Jose Sharks v New York Islanders (7:30 PM ET, MSGSN, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Islanders (1-1) hope their forwards can match the attack they had when their defense scored five goals in Saturday’s 7-1 win over the Ducks. New York has penalty kills and he’s 9-9. The Sharks (0-4-0) are seeking their first win under his coach David Quinn and begin a four-game trip. They have scored 6 goals in his 4 games.

Edmonton Oilers’ Buffalo Sabers (9pm ET, SN360, MSG-B, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Connor McDavid (4 goals and 1 assist) and Leon dry cite (1 goal, 4 assists) scored 5 points each in the Oilers’ first two games. McDavid was named his NHL Second Star for the week ending October 16. Rasmus Darling He has scored in each of his first two games, averaging 25:03 ice time for the Sabers (1-1-0).

Calgary Flames Vegas Golden Nights (9PM ET; SNW, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Golden Knights’ Bruce Cassidy is one of four coaches (Tortorella, Jim Montgomery, Bruins, Pete DeBoer and Stars) who have gone undefeated in their debut season with the team. The Flames started his eight-game homestand and with the Islanders he won’t play away until November 7th. They went 25-9-7 in the 2021-22 Scotiabank Saddledome.

LA Kings v Nashville Predators (9:30 PM ET, ESPN, SN NOW)

Drew Doughty Kings (No.2 selection) and Roman Joshi The Predators (No. 38) rank among the top four in points, assists and defense in the 2008 NHL Draft class. Nashville captain Josi is his second with 140 goals. Eric Carlson (15th) 4th with the Sharks (154) (543 in 764 games).Doughty’s 569 points in his 1,018 games ranks him third, with Carlson (663) John Carlson (No. 27) of the Capitals (595). Nashville took his 900 wins to 1 since joining the NHL, making him the first of his five teams to reach the milestone, which began playing in 1998–99.