June 5, 2023
NHL On Tap: Zegras becomes must-see TV for Ducks

NHL On Tap: Zegras becomes must-see TV for Ducks

All eyes on Zegras

The Anaheim Ducks may not have the record they want (2-6-1), but if you live outside of the Anaheim area, how can you pass up a chance to watch Trevor Zegras? The Ducks forward is capable of anything from a lacrosse goal to an alley-oop pass. And with four goals in his last three games, he has a hot stick in the game against the San Jose Sharks (3-8-0) at the SAP Center (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN NOW). That includes an end-to-end rush to score in overtime to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Eric Karlson has been good for the Sharks with five points (three goals, two assists) in his last two games, including two goals against the Lightning on Saturday, the defenseman’s first two-goal game since March 29, 2021. But Zegras has the Chance to be the star of this show, so put on an extra pot of coffee, get your popcorn ready and hope something spectacular happens. — Adam Kimelman, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Bring the gang back together

For the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, the plan (at least) for this season was simple: Bring back the veterans. The Bruins rose again Patrice Bergeron and got David Krejci back after a season in the Czech Republic. The Penguins decided to re-sign Yevgeny Malkin and Kris Letang as free agents. So far so good, at least for the Bruins. Boston is 8-1-0 and leads the NHL in percentage points (.889), their only loss a 7-5 at the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 18. They have won five in a row since then, although Krejci was injured on Thursday and will not play against the Penguins. The Penguins (4-4-1) have hit a bump after a strong start with four straight losses on their five-game road trip. They’re back home at PPG Paints Arena to host the Bruins (8pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, TVAS) and try to turn their fortunes in a building where they’ve beaten opponents at 18 in three games :5 (3:0 -0). Two teams with masterful pedigrees will compete to see whose past works best in the present, and a preview of the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park on January 2nd. — Amalie Benjamin, staff writer

Overworked Senators looking for consistency

Ottawa Senators made many moves during the offseason, including taking forwards Alex DeBrincat from the Chicago Blackhawks and signing the unrestricted free agent forward Claude Giroux. However, the results are mixed. After a four-game winning streak, the Senators (4-4-0) have lost back-to-back and are looking to get back in the winning column when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-4-0) at the Amalie Arena (Dec PM ET; BSSUNX, TSN5, RDSI, ESPN+, SN NOW). Forward Brady Tkachuk (six goals, five assists) and Drake Batherson (three goals, eight assists) lead the Senators with 11 points each. DeBrincat has eight points (two goals, six assists); his six-point streak ended in a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Ottawa has the talent. It’s just about being more consistent. — Tracey Myers, staff writer

games on Tuesday

Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. ET; BSSUNX, TSN5, RDSI, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Goalkeeper of the Senators Anton Forsberg is 3-4-0 with an average of 3.04 clean sheets and a .913 save percentage in seven games, all starts, and made 53 saves on Saturday. The Lightning have won four of their last five games. Nikita Kutscherow she leads with 12 points (three goals, nine assists). Steven Stamko is their top scorer with seven.

Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; SN360, MSG, NBCSP, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Artemi Panarin comes off his third three-point game, one behind center for the Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid for most in the NHL. The forward has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 10 games for the Rangers (5-3-2) and had a goal and two assists in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. The Flyers (5-2-1) almost came back on Saturday to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes and close a two-goal deficit, but fell 4-3 in overtime.

Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET; NBCSWA, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Jack AcornWith seven seconds left, he gave the Golden Knights (8-2-0) a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Forward TJ Oshie is out indefinitely with a lower body injury and a defense attorney John Carlson (Lower body) is everyday for the Capitals (5-4-1). Both were injured against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild (8 p.m. ET; BSN, BSWI, TSN2, RDS, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Matt Boldywho has eight points (five goals, three assists) in nine games, scored twice in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout win over the Blackhawks and gave the Wilds (4-4-1) their third win in four games. Marc Andre Fleury Also surpassed Henrik Lundqvist for most shootout wins in NHL history at 62. The Canadiens (5-4-0) have won back-to-back victories. Their most recent loss was a 3-1 loss to the Wild on October 25.

Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, TVAS)

The Bruins got Brad Marchand back from off-season hip surgery on Thursday and he promptly scored three points (two goals, one assist). Jake Guentzel He returned for the Penguins against the Seattle Kraken on Saturday after missing four games with an upper-body injury and scoring one goal. Marchand (798 points) and Captain of the Penguins Sydney Crosby (899 assists) can reach the milestone of 800 points and 900 assists respectively. Bruins forward CraigSmith and penguins to the front Jeff Carter won’t play. Everyone is dealing with an upper body injury every day.

New York Islanders at Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. ET; NBCSCH+, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Jonathan Tows is three assists out of 500 in the NHL, all with the Blackhawks (4-3-2) and could become the eighth player in their history to reach this milestone. The Islanders (5-4-0) have three straight wins, including back-to-back wins over the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche on Friday and Saturday.

Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, BSW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Stars (5-3-1) lost their first home game of the season 6-3 to the Rangers on Saturday and are 3-1-0 at the American Airlines Center. The Kings (6-5-0) have scored at least four goals (3-1-0) in four straight games and lead the NHL with 41.

Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers (9 p.m. ET; SN1, BSSO, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Oilers (6-3-0) have won all three games on their most recent road trip and are on a four-game winning streak. You’ve had two wins from backup goalie on this road trip Stuart Skinner. Since returning from winning two games in Prague as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series, the Predators have won a 1-5-1. Matt Duchene needs four goals to reach 300 and one assist to reach 400 in the NHL.

Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames (9 p.m. ET; SNF, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Seattle is 4-4-2 in 10 games of his second NHL season. octopus forward Matty Beniers leads rookies with eight points (four goals, four assists) in 10 games ahead of Senators Forward Shane Pinto and Savage Defender Kalen Addison (seven each). The Flames (5-2-0) lost 3-2 to the Oilers on Saturday Nazem KadriThe six-game point streak ended with four goals and five assists.

Florida Panthers at Arizona Coyotes (10 p.m. ET; BSAZX, BSFL, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The Coyotes (2-5-1) are still looking for their first win at Mullett Arena (0-1-1). The Panthers (5-3-1) had a team-record 58 shots on goal against the Senators.

New Jersey Devils at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SN360, MSG, MSG 2, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Jesper Brat has a season-opening nine-game streak (15 points; four goals, 11 assists) for the Devils (6-3-0) and equals Tim Higgins’ team record of 10 to start the 1984-85 season. The last New Jersey player with a point streak of at least 10 games was Paul Zacha (10 from January 20 to February 28, 2021). Taylor HallThe 19 games in a row (January 30 to March 6, 2018) is the franchise record. The Canucks (2-5-2) have won back-to-back after losing their first seven games of the season.

Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN NOW)

Anaheim forward Ryan Strome has two assists in his last five games and five points (one goal, four assists) during a four-game scoring streak against San Jose. sharks forward Logan Couture has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games.

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