Can anyone contain the explosive defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning and high-scoring Toronto Maple Leafs? Will the reeling Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals both find their ways back into the win column this coming week to snap their respective losing streaks?
Are the Vegas Golden Knights locks to reach this season’s Stanley Cup Finals or will Colorado live up to its status as prohibitive favorites to hoist the 2021 Stanley Cup hardware? With the sixth week of the 2020-21 NHL season on tap, it’s time to find out which matchups fit the bill as must-see TV so you can get all set to make your bets against their NHL odds!
Top NHL Games to Watch In Week 6 (February 15th – 20th)
Florida at Tampa Bay
- When: Monday, February 15 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
- TV: SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, SUN, FS-F
Tampa Bay (10-2-1) has won seven of eight including an emphatic 6-1 smackdown of Florida on Saturday. The Lightning lead the NHL in scoring (3.8 gpg) while ranking a stupendous second in goals allowed (2.0 gpg). The Panthers (8-2-2) had won three of four until running into Tampa Bay on Saturday. Now, it looks like Florida is facing an uphill battle in this ‘instant rematch’ on Monday night. Tampa Bay is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
Colorado at Vegas
- When: Tuesday, February 16
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, NV
- TV: NHLN, SN360, SNE, SNW, SNP, ATTSN-RM, ALT
Vegas (10-2-1) has won two straight including a thrilling 1-0 win over Colorado on Sunday. Max Pacioretty scored the game’s only goal while veteran net-minder Marc-Andre Fleury continued his outstanding season with starter Robin Lehner sidelined. Fleury turned back 30 shots and has a stellar 1.58 goals against average heading into the new week. Colorado (7-4-1) has won four of six and ranks sixth in scoring (3.5 gpg) and fourth in goals allowed (2.2 gpg). Vegas ranks 11th in scoring (3.3 gpg) and fifth in goals allowed (2.3 gpg). The Home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Winnipeg at Edmonton
- When: Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Rogers Place, Toronto, ON
- TV: NBCSN, TVAS, SNW, TSN3
Winnipeg (8-5-1) has lost two of thee including a narrow 2-1 home loss against awful Ottawa on Saturday. The Jets rank ninth in scoring (3.4 gpg) and 11th in goals allowed (2.6 gpg). Edmonton (9-7-0) has won three straight and six of its last seven games overall including a statement-making 3-0 shutout win over Montreal on Thursday. The Oilers rank seventh in scoring (3.4 gpg), but just 24th in goals allowed (3.3 gpg). These long time rivals have alternated wins and losses over the last five meetings.
NY Rangers at Philadelphia
- When: Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: TVAS, NBCSP, MSG
The Rangers (4-6-3) have lost three straight including a pair of one-goal losses against Boston in its last two games. Philadelphia (8-3-2) has won five of seven and snapped a modest two-game skid by exploding on Washington en route to a 7-4 win in their last match. The Flyers haven’t been on the ice since that Feb. 7 victory. The Rangers are ranked a discouraging 14th in scoring (2.6 gpg) and 14th in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Philly ranks a stellar sixth in scoring (3.5 gpg), but just 20th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). Philadelphia has won three straight in this rivalry and a commanding nine of the last 10 meetings overall.
Chicago at Carolina
- When: Friday, February 19 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- TV: NHLN, FS-CR, NBCSCH
Chicago (7-5-4) has won four of five and comes into this matchup fresh off a hard-fought 3-2 overtime win over Columbus on Saturday. Carolina (9-3-0) has won two straight and three of four including consecutive wins over Dallas on Thursday and Sunday. The Blackhawks rank 16th in scoring (2.9 gpg) and 19th in goals allowed (2.9 gpg). The Hurricanes rank ninth in scoring (3.4 gpg) and 15th in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Chicago snapped a six-game skid against Carolina the last time they met on Feb. 4.
Tampa Bay at Dallas
- When: Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: American Airlines, Center, Dallas, TX
- TV: FS-SW, SUN
Tampa Bay (10-2-1) is one of four teams entering the new week with double digit victories. Dallas (5-3-4) reached last season’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals and ranks a modest 12th in scoring (3.3 gpg) and 13th in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Vegas has won two straight over Colorado. These two title contenders have split their last 10 meetings evenly.