The Kraken aim for an eighth straight victory
The Seattle Kraken could set a team record with an eighth straight win when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW).
Seattle (25-12-4) tied the team mark of seven in a row set just over a month ago between Nov. 23 and Dec. 1, shutting out the Boston Bruins 3-0 Thursday. The duel marked the Bruins’ first regulation-time loss at home this season. It was also the second straight shutout for Martin Joneswhich had been perfect against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.
The Kraken concludes a seven-game journey tonight in which they were undefeated. Seattle is 15-4-2 overall on opposing rinks this season. the attacker Matty Beniersthe NHL rookie leader with 34 points, has scored four goals in his last five games, while the defenseman Vince Dunn registered nine points (three goals, six assists) during a five-game point streak.
The Blackhawks (11-25-4) have won their last three games and will be looking to match their longest winning streak of the season (October 15-25). They will be able to salute the striker’s return to play Patrick Kane, who missed the last three games with a lower-body injury. Kane has 27 points, including seven goals, in 37 games.
The Kraken Attacker Jordan Eberle will play his 900th career game in the NHL.
Big duel in the Metropolitan between the Penguins and the Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Thursday, and they meet another Metropolitan Division rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, at PNC Arena ( 7 p.m. ET; BSSO, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, SN NOW).
Carolina (26-9-7) welcomed No. 1 goaltender Frederick Andersen back to the game in the final game, but lost the services of Max Pacioretty. The forward injured his lower body in the first period, having scored three goals in four outings since returning to play. The Hurricanes are still first in their section, but the gap is closing. The New Jersey Devils are only two points behind Carolina.
The Penguins (21-13-6) will be playing their second game in as many nights. They lost 4-1 at home to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Sidney Crosby was cleared of the scoresheet in this duel, he who registered 59 points (18 goals, 41 assists) in 41 career games against the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise.
Pittsburgh will look to avoid the sweep against the Hurricanes, who have won the first three meetings between the two teams this season, by a single-goal margin each time.
McDavid wants to continue its momentum abroad
Connor McDavid will look to extend their streak to 12 games with at least one point on the road when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena (10 p.m. ET; SN, CITY, TVAS2, ATTSN-RN , ESPN+, SN NOW).
McDavid has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in his 11 most recent outings on opposing rinks and leads the NHL with 37 goals and 82 points in 44 games. The Oilers captain (23-18-3) had two goals and an assist in a 7-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. He became the first player to reach 80 points in 44 games or less since Mario Lemieux (31), Jaromir Jagr (37) and Ron Francis (44) with the Penguins in 1995-96.
The Oilers will face the Golden Knights (28-13-2), who have won four of their last five meetings. The Quebec striker Nicholas Roy has amassed at least one point in its last four games for a total of three goals and two assists.
Vegas will be without the striker Mark Stone, the team’s second-leading scorer with 38 points in 43 games. Stone injured his upper body in the first period in a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday.
The Golden Knights (28-13-2) sit atop the Pacific Division, with a two-point lead over the Los Angeles Kings.
On schedule today…
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Ottawa Senators at Colorado Avalanche (7 p.m. ET; SN1, TVAS, ALT, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m. ET; BSDET, BSOH, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Montreal Canadiens at New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET; CITY, SNE, TVAS, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW) | PREVIEW
Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET; NBCSWA, NBCSP, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET; BSSO, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, SNO, SNW, NESN, ESPN+, SN NOW) | PREVIEW
Vancouver Canucks at Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET; CITY, SNP, BSFL, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild (8 p.m. ET; BSWI, BSNX, BSAZ, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Buffalo Sabers at Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET; BSSO, MSG-B, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Seattle Kraken at Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW)
Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; BSMW, BSSUN, SN NOW)
Edmonton Oilers at Vegas Golden Knights (10 p.m. ET; SN, CITY, TVAS2, ATTSN-RN, ESPN+, SN NOW)
New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET; BSW, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW)
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Duels to watch: The Kraken can set a franchise record
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