With the 2020-21 NHL season rolling into its seventh week of action, no team is hotter than the streaking LA Kings. Toronto and Edmonton are also relatively hot while Dallas is reeling both on and off the ice. Calgary and Anaheim both have big problems while Philly and the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning will both look to get back in the win column this week. With Week 7 on tap, let’s find out which matchups have the look of must-see TV so you can get ready to make your bets against their NHL odds!
Top NHL Games to Watch In Week 7
Tampa Bay (10-4-1) at Carolina (12-3-1)
- When: Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+, FS-CR, SUN
The Lightning visit the Hurricanes on Monday night in the first of four straight meetings and three straight matchups this coming week. Tampa Bay has lost two straight including an embarrassing 4-0 shutout loss against Carolina on Saturday. The Hurricanes have won two straight and five of six to move atop the Central Division standings. Tampa Bay has won 20 of the last 28 meetings, but the home team in this rivalry is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
Pittsburgh (9-6-1) at Washington (9-5-3)
- When: Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: NBCSN, SN360, SNW, SNP, NBCSWA, ATTSN-PT
Pittsburgh has won two straight and four of five including a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Washington has won three of its last four games including a 4-3 win over New Jersey on Sunday. The Caps snapped a four-game losing streak in this rivalry by recording a 3-1 win over the Penguins on Tuesday. Pittsburgh has gone 2-8 in its last 10 road games, but Washington has gone 5-14 in their last 19 games following a win. The Over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these longtime rivals.
NY Rangers (6-7-3) at Philadelphia (8-4-3)
- When: Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: NBCSN
The Rangers have won two straight including a 4-1 win over Washington on Saturday after dropping its previous four games. Philadelphia has lost two straight and four of five including an embarrassing 7-3 road loss against Boston on Sunday. New York snapped a three-game losing streak in this rivalry by recording a 3-2 shootout win over Philly on Thursday. The total is 3-6-1 in the last 10 meetings in this long standing rivalry.
Dallas (5-3-4) at Florida (11-3-2)
- When: Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: FS-F, FS-SW+
Dallas has lost five straight but hasn’t been on the ice since suffering a 4-3 shootout loss against Carolina on Feb. 13. The Stars have had four straight games postponed because of the life-altering winter storm that engulfed the entire state of Texas last week. Florida had its three-game winning streak snapped in its 2-1 road loss against lowly Detroit on Saturday but has still gone 6-3 over its last nine games. The Panthers snapped a three-game skid in this rivalry by beating the Stars 7-4 the last time they met on Dec. 20.
Los Angeles (7-6-3) at Minnesota (8-6-0)
- When: Friday, February 26 at 8:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+, FS-N, FS-WI, FS-W
Los Angeles is riding a league-high four-game winning streak into the new week that includes a 4-2 win over Arizona on Saturday. Minnesota has won two straight and three of five including an emphatic 5-1 smackdown win over Anaheim on Saturday. LA has won two of the last three meetings in this series including a 4-0 shutout win on Tuesday.
Toronto (14-3-2) at Edmonton (12-8-0)
- When: Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: NHLN, CBC, SN, CITY, TVAS
Toronto has won three straight and seven of nine including a thrilling 5-3 win over Montreal on Saturday. Edmonton has won three straight and six of its last seven games including a stunning 7-1 blowout win over Calgary on Saturday. The Maple Leafs have won seven of the last 10 meetings in this rivalry, but Edmonton recorded a narrow 4-3 overtime win the last time these two met on Jan. 30.
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