It is another busy night in the NHL and we will be keeping an eye on three main storylines in particular.
After we were treated to a mouthwatering feast of 13 games in the NHL on Tuesday, we will get another 13 games tonight, starting from 7:00 p.m. ET. However, it was meant to be 14 but the showdown between the Vegas Golden Knights and the St. Louis Blues was postponed earlier today with one Golden Knights player and an additional member of their coaching staff entering the league’s COVID-19 Protocol, just a couple of days after Vegas’ entire coaching staff was unable to oversee their first game of the week against the Blues.
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However, despite that setback, it is still going to be a busy night across the NHL and there will be a lot of revenge games with some of those teams in action on Tuesday once again facing each other tonight, which should only add a boatload of more spice to proceedings.
Therefore, it is going to be another night of hugely entertaining hockey in the National Hockey League and there will be a hell of a lot of action to keep an eye on, and it is going to be a lot of fun with a lot of teams really beginning to find their feet and hitting their stride now. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the three storylines that are really intriguing us ahead of tonight’s games.
Three captivating storylines to watch out for across the NHL tonight
3. Revenge Games
Most of the games taking place tonight are rematches of the contests we witnessed on Tuesday, which means that a lot of teams will be out for revenge and that is only going to make for highly compelling and entertaining viewing.
The likes of the New York Rangers, who have suffered a dreadful start to the year with a 1-4-1 record, will be hoping to bounce back against the Buffalo Sabres after dropping a tough 3-2 loss to the same opponent on Tuesday, as will the Pittsburgh Penguins who lost in the shootout to the Boston Bruins and they will hope for redemption tonight.
The same can be said for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders, while the Ottawa Senators will be hoping to avoid back-to-back losses at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks after suffering a 5-1 loss last night.
With teams in each Division playing each other up to 10 times a season, we will see this kind of scheduling a lot and with every single game more important in a shortened 56-game season, we could see the start of new rivalries with teams playing each other a few times in a row and that’s only going to be good for the game in the long run.