NHL schedule 2014: Rangers go for 8th straight win
The 13 games on Saturday’s NHL schedule are highlighted by the streaking Rangers hosting New Jersey, and the Kings hosting the Sharks in a Western Conference battle in Los Angeles.
After a three-day Christmas break, the NHL is back in full force with 13 games Saturday. The surging New York Rangers go for an eighth straight victory, hosting the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers (18-10-4) have won seven straight games, outscoring opponents 24 goals to 10 during that span. New York is 11-5-3 at home this season and have won six of their last seven games at Madison Square Garden. The Devils (12-17-7) have lost seven of their last eight games, and are 8-11-3 on the road this season.
Out west, the Los Angeles Kings (17-11-7) host the San Jose Sharks (19-11-5) in a rematch of last year’s first round playoff matchup. The Kings are 13-4-2 at home this season, though one of those losses was a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Sharks on Oct. 8 at Staples Center.
The Sharks and Kings start at 10 p.m. ET, the second of two games on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, preceded by the Washington Capitals (17-11-6) visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins (22-7-5) at 7:30 p.m.
Here is the full Saturday schedule (all times ET):
|Islanders at Buffalo||7 p.m.||MSG+||MSG-B|
|Detroit at Ottawa||7 p.m.||FS Detroit|
|Carolina at Tampa Bay||7 p.m.||FS Carolina||Sun Sports|
|New Jersey at Rangers||7 p.m.||MSG+ 2||MSG|
|Boston at Columbus||7 p.m.||NESN||FS Ohio|
|Winnipeg at Minnesota||7 p.m.||FS North|
|Washington at Pittsburgh||7:30 p.m.||ROOT||NBC Sports Network|
|Dallas at St. Louis||8 p.m.||FS Southwest||FS Midwest|
|Philadelphia at Nashville||8 p.m.||CSN Philly||FS Tennessee|
|Anaheim at Arizona||8 p.m.||Prime Ticket||FS Arizona|
|Chicago at Colorado||9 p.m.||CSN Chicago||ALT|
|Edmonton at Calgary||10 p.m.|
|San Jose at Los Angeles||10 p.m.||NBC Sports Network|