NCAAB on Saturday, 2-18-2017

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Today within the ACC, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will Brawl with the NC State Wolfpack at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Irish have won their last three games in a row, after knocking off Boston College on the road by a score of 84-76, while the Wolfpack are off a 24 point home loss to North Carolina and they have now lost their last six games in a row.... Read More

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College hoops action within the ACC this afternoon and the Clemson Tigers will wage war on the Miami Hurricanes at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The Tigers enter off 95-83 home win over Wake Forest, but they are still just 4-9 in league play, while the Hurricanes are off a 70-61 home win over Georgia Tech to improve to 7-6 within the ACC.... Read More

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No. 10 North Carolina (8 RPI) is a potential No. 1 seed although a 5-4 road record could hold them back. They are coming off a dominant performance on Wednesday, crushing NC State on the road by 24. They bounced back from an eight-point loss to rival Duke on Feb. 9 and has now won three of four games. Virginia has lost two straight, including a road loss at Virginia Tech last Sunday in overtime (80-78) and 10-point home loss to Duke on Wednesday (65-55). Virginia (15 RPI) is 8-5 in the ACC, good for sixth place to show how strong that league is... Read More

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Missouri Valley college hoops action this afternoon and the Northern Iowa Panthers will square off with the Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Panthers come in off a 64-61 home win over Bradley and they have now won nine of their last 10 games overall, while the Shockers have won their last nine games in a row following a 87-68 road win over Southern Illinois. The Shockers won the first meeting this year by a score of 80-66.... Read More

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Saturday afternoon college hoops and the Davidson Wildcats will rumble with the UMass Minutemen at William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Wildcats have gone 6-7 in league play and are off a 74-63 home win over George Washington, while the Minutemen are off a 96-66 loss at Duquesne and they have now gone just 3-10 within the Atlantic 10. ... Read More

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It’s a matchup of SEC rivals down in the Peach State. The #13 Kentucky Wildcats try to hold on to at least a share of first place in the conference as they visit the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Kentucky won their third straight by pasting Tennessee 83-58 at home Tuesday night. Georgia won their second straight after losing five of six by rallying to beat Mississippi State 79-72 at home Tuesday. Kentucky has won seven straight and nine of the last 10 meetings between the schools. That includes a 90-81 home overtime win in the first matchup this season on January 31.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of American Athletic Conference foes up in the Buckeye State. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hopes to stop their recent skid and spring an upset as they face the #18 Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday afternoon. Tulsa lost its fifth in a row with a 71-53 road loss to UCF Tuesday night. Cincinnati bounced back from its first conference loss of the year by taking down South Florida 68-54 on the road Wednesday night. Cincinnati has a 3-2 edge in the all-time series, including a narrow 57-55 road win in the first matchup this season February 1.... Read More

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The second ranked Villanova Wildcats will aim for their seventh straight win when they take on the Seton Hall Pirates in Big East action Saturday afternoon from the Prudential Center.... Read More

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The eighth ranked Louisville Cardinals will host the Virginia Tech Hokies in ACC action Saturday afternoon from the KFC Yum Center.... Read More

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The fourth ranked Baylor Bears will collide with third ranked Kansas Jayhawks in a Big 12 battle Saturday afternoon from the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX.... Read More

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Things are not looking good for Wake Forest at 6-8 in the ACC, although their strong RPI (38) keeps them in the conversation and on the bubble. They were thrashed by Clemson on Tuesday, 95-83 on the road and have now lost two of their last three games. They lost an earlier meeting on Jan. 28 at home (85-83), so they could really use a road win to boost their hopes. No. 12 Duke is in the NCAA Tournament as usual and now they are hitting their stride, having won six straight games. That includes a 65-55 win over No.14 Virginia on the road on Wednesday.... Read More

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Neither Tennessee nor Missouri will be playing in next month’s NCAA Tournament, but that’s not to say Saturday’s game in Knoxville isn’t important. The Vols still have a shot at an NIT bid and could finish above .500 in the league. Missouri is simply trying to avoid finishing last in the SEC.... Read More

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Today on the college hardwood, the Charleston Cougars will grapple with the Northeastern Huskies at Matthews Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The Cougars are off a 76-72 road win over Hofstra, while the Huskies enter this game off a 66-65 home loss to NC Wilmington. The Huskies won the first meeting 73-72, which was played in Charleston.... Read More

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I’d say Mid-American bragging rights in the state of Ohio are on the line Saturday afternoon when Bowling Green visits Ohio, but there are a bunch of Ohio schools in the MAC and Akron is clearly the best of them. These two are just jostling for conference tournament seeding.... Read More

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College hoops action within the Horizon League this afternoon and the Green Bay Phoenix will square off with the Milwaukee panthers at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Phoenix enter off a 88-79 loss at Wright State and they are now 9-5 within the Horizon, while the Panthers are off a 69-63 loss at northern Kentucky and they have now game 4-10 in league play.... Read More

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The Fordham Rams will host the Saint Louis Billikens in an A10 conference tilt Saturday afternoon from the Rose Hill Gym.... Read More

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The Bradley Braves will host the red hot Evansville Purple Aces in MVC action Saturday afternoon from the Carver Arena.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of a pair of SEC teams heading in opposite directions in the delta. The #15 Florida Gators are on the road as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Florida won its seventh straight by running past Auburn 114-95 on the road Tuesday night. Mississippi State has lost three straight, five of six and seven of nine after falling 79-72 at Georgia Tuesday night. The Gators have won the last six meetings between the schools, including an 81-78 home win in the last matchup on January 19, 2016.... Read More

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West Virginia ranks 9th in the nation and could have moved up, had they been able to hold on to a 14-point lead against No. 3 Kansas on the road on Monday with 2:58 left in the game. Instead, the Mountaineers folded late in the game and lost in overtime, 84-80. Texas Tech is coming off their biggest win of the season over No. 4 Baylor on Monday, 84-78. West Virginia is 8-5 in the Big 12, tied with Iowa State for fourth place, They are in the tournament, while Texas Tech (85 RPI) at 5-8, is tied with Kansas State for seventh place.... Read More

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Most likely, Dayton will be an NCAA Tournament team regardless, but the Flyers are battling VCU for the Atlantic 10 regular-season title and top seed in the conference tournament. The Flyers host St. Bonaventure, which is middle of the A-10 and likely NIT bound, on Saturday afternoon. Check it out on the NBC Sports Network.... Read More

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Few teams in the nation have been more disappointing than Texas this season as the Longhorns were ranked early on but could find themselves last in the Big 12 on Saturday with a loss to Kansas State, which absolutely can’t afford a defeat and keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive.... Read More

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are stuck in the middle of the Big Ten right now at 6-7. That's not a good position to be in because the league is having a down season. Iowa has lost two straight on the road after winning three straight. That includes a 77-66 loss at Michigan State on Saturday. On Jan. 25, they fell at Illinois, 76-64. The Illini are 14-12 overall but just 4-9 in the Big 10, so they are basically playing for the NIT right now.... Read More

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Don't look now but Colorado has won three straight and six of seven games. Unfortunately, with an RPI of 106, they have a long ways to go to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. That's because they 6-8 in the Pac-12, tied with Arizona State for seventh place. Wins over Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Stanford are not enough to impress the committee. But on Jan. 28, they did upset Oregon at home, 74-65. ... Read More

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It’s a matchup of SEC foes taking place in the Yellowhammer State. In what would be a terrific matchup on the gridiron but mediocre on the hardwood, the LSU Tigers travel to face the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon. LSU dropped its 12th straight with a 96-76 road loss to Ole Miss Tuesday night. Alabama won for just the second time in their last five by edging Missouri 57-54 on the road Wednesday. The teams have split the last 10 meetings with Alabama taking an 81-66 win on the road in the first matchup this season January 14.... Read More

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The Cleveland State Vikings are hosting the Wright State Raiders in this Horizon League matchup. Wright State has had a pretty nice season. The Raiders are 18-9, and they've gone 9-5 in conference play. Meanwhile, Cleveland State has been struggling. The Vikings are just 8-19, and they have a 4-11 conference record. Will Cleveland State find a way to improve their record with a win at home over Wright State on Saturday?... Read More

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The red hot Buffalo Bulls will host the Miami Ohio Redhawks in MAC action Saturday afternoon from the Alumni Arena.... Read More

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It’s the geographical battle for basketball supremacy in the state of Michigan. The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel across the state to face the Western Michigan Broncos in a Mid-American Conference West Division clash Saturday. Eastern Michigan fell to .500 on the year with a fifth straight loss, losing 79-71 at home to Ohio Tuesday. Western Michigan won their third in a row with an 89-79 home win over Bowling Green Tuesday. The teams split the last 10 meetings with the home team prevailing each time. That includes an 86-80 Eastern Michigan triumph in the first matchup this season on January 17.... Read More

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College basketball action within the WCC this afternoon as the Pacific Tigers rumble with the nation’s top-ranked team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington. The Tigers come in off a 76-65 road win over Portland, but still they are just 4-11 in the WCC, while the Zags are a perfect 15-0 in league play after taking out Loyola Marymount by a 96-51 score in their last game.... Read More

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It’s a matchup in the Colonial Athletic Association up in the Empire State. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks travel up the east coast as they battle the Hofstra Pride Saturday afternoon. UNC Wilmington won for the third time in four games as they edged Northeastern 66-65 on the road Thursday night. Hofstra has split their last six after a 76-72 home loss to the College of Charleston Thursday night. UNC Wilmington has won four of the last five meetings between the schools. That includes an 84-76 home win in the first matchup this season on January 14.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of SEC foes on the hardwood in the Lone Star State. The Auburn Tigers are on the road as they battle the Texas A&M Aggies Saturday afternoon. Auburn lost its second straight with a run and gun 114-95 defeat at home to #15 Florida Tuesday night. Texas A&M lost its second straight and fourth in the last six with a 72-67 road loss to Vanderbilt Thursday. The Aggies have taken seven of the nine previous meetings, including an 81-63 road win in the last matchup between the schools on March 1, 2016.... Read More

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The game of the day in the Big Ten on Saturday is Michigan State visiting No. 16 Purdue. It’s huge for the Spartans’ at-large NCAA title hopes, while the Boilermakers are right in the thick of things to win the regular-season conference title and the top seed in the Big Ten tourney that goes with it. Watch the game on ESPN.... Read More

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Rhode Island had won four straight and looked like they were pushing for a NCAA bid or at least pushing for the bubble. Instead, they've lost two straight home games to Dayton (75-74) and lowly Fordham (53-43) on Wednesday in a shocking loss. The Rams are now 8-5 in the Atlantic Ten, tied with George Mason and St. Bonaventure for fourth place with a 61 RPI. They face the Patriots, who have turned things around this season, though the Patriots (110 RPI) are probably going to need to win the A-10 Tournament to make the NCAA's. This will be the first meeting between these two teams. ... Read More

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It's been a disappointing season for Phil Martelli's St. Joe's Hawks, who are sitting at 3-10 in the Atlantic Ten, tied with Duquesne for the bottom of the league. La Salle is 7-6 in the A-10, stuck in the middle of the league. They are headed somewhere in postseason, but in this wide open league, if they finish strong, that could put them in good position in the conference tournament. These teams faced each other on Jan. 28, with the Hawks winning, 73-72 at home. Two Big Five members meet on Saturday afternoon from Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia.... Read More

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The East Carolina Pirates will square off with the UCF Knights in an AAC battle Saturday afternoon from the Minges Coliseum.... Read More

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The Pittsburgh Panthers have lost nine of their last 11 games heading into a home date with the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday afternoon.... Read More

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The Northern Illinois Huskies will be hoping to halt a three-game losing streak when they host the Toledo Rockets at the Convocation Center on Saturday afternoon.... Read More

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Central Michigan is 6-7 in the MAC West, tied with four teams for second place. Ball State is 7-6 in the MAC West, so if the Cardinals win, they take complete control of the division. If Central Michigan wins, there could be a four-way tie for first place, depending on what the other MAC West teams do on Saturday. In their first meeting, Ball State crushed Central Michigan, 98-83 on Jan. 17. The Cardinals are coming off an 81-72 overtime win over Northern Illinois on Tuesday. That broke a three-game losing streak. The Chips have lost two straight, including a 99-93 loss at home to Buffalo on Tuesday.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Mountain West Conference programs out on the west coast. The Air Force Falcons are on the road as they take on the San Jose State Spartans Saturday afternoon. Air Force lost their fifth straight and eighth in the last nine games with a 78-59 home loss to Nevada Wednesday. San Jose State had its four game win streak snapped with a 77-59 road loss to Fresno State Wednesday night. Air Force has won five of the last seven meetings but San Jose State took the last two. The Spartans took an 89-85 road win in the first matchup this season on January 14.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Pac-12 Conference schools up in the Pacific Northwest. The Arizona State Sun Devils are on the road making the trek to the Palouse as they face the Washington State Cougars Saturday afternoon. Arizona State won their second straight and third in their last four with an 83-81 road win at Washington Thursday night. Washington State lost its fifth straight with a 78-59 home loss to #5 Arizona Thursday night. Arizona State has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams. Washington State took a 91-83 road win in the first matchup this season on January 29.... Read More

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It’s a Big Ten Conference tilt in the Land of Lincoln. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights try for a conference road win as they travel to face the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday evening. Rutgers lost its third straight and sixth in the last seven games with a 74-55 road loss at #16 Purdue Tuesday night. Northwestern lost for the third time in their last four with a 74-64 home loss to #23 Maryland Wednesday night. The Wildcats have won three of the four previous meetings, including a 69-60 road win in the first meeting this season January 12. ... Read More

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It’s a matchup of foes from the Mountain West Conference meeting out on the west coast. The New Mexico Lobos are on the road as they battle the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday evening. New Mexico won its second straight by taking down Boise State 78-73 at home Tuesday night. Fresno State snapped a three game skid by whipping San Jose State 77-59 at home Wednesday. New Mexico has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the schools. That includes a 78-73 home win in the first matchup this season on December 28, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a Mountain West Conference matchup up in the land of spuds. The Wyoming Cowboys will travel north to face the Boise State Broncos Saturday night. Wyoming lost its second straight and the fourth in their last six with a 78-73 home loss to Colorado State Tuesday night. Boise State had their four game win streak snapped with a 78-73 road loss at New Mexico Tuesday. The Broncos have taken six of the last 10 meetings, including an 80-65 road win in the first matchup this season on January 28.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of foes from the SEC in the Razorback State. The Ole Miss Rebels are on the road as they travel to face the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday evening. Ole Miss won its second straight and fourth in the last five games with a 96-76 home win over LSU Tuesday night. Arkansas won their second straight with an 83-76 road win over #21 South Carolina Tuesday. Ole Miss has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the teams. That includes a 76-60 home win in the last matchup between the schools on February 13, 2016.... Read More

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The Big 12 brings a matchup between a couple of big name schools on the hardwood. The TCU Horned Frogs head north as they battle the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday night. TCU lost their second straight with a 71-68 home loss to Oklahoma State Wednesday night. Iowa State won their second straight game with an 87-79 road win over Kansas State Wednesday night. The Cyclones have won eight of the last 10 meetings between the schools. The Horned Frogs took an 84-77 home win in the first matchup this season on January 14.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of foes from the American Athletic Conference in the Lone Star State. The #19 SMU Mustangs are on the road as they travel to take on the Houston Cougars Saturday night. SMU ran to a ninth straight victory as they took down Tulane 80-75 at home Wednesday night. Houston has won five in a row after taking down Tulsa 73-64 on the road last Saturday. SMU has taken six of the last 10 meetings between the teams. That includes an 85-64 romp at home in the first matchup this season on January 21.... Read More

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The Loyola Marymount Lions are hosting the Pepperdine Waves out in LA on Saturday. These two WCC teams have had some tough times this season. Loyola Marymount has gone 12-14 this season, and they've gone 5-10 in conference play. Pepperdine is 9-18 on the season, and the Waves have also gone 5-10 in the West Coast Conference. Which one of these struggling conference rivals will pick up a victory in the City of Angels on Saturday?... Read More

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The Youngstown State Penguins are playing host to the Northern Kentucky Norse in this skirmish between two Horizon League rivals. The Penguins have had an extremely rough season. They're just 10-18 this season, and they've gone 4-11 in conference play. Northern Kentucky, on the other hand, has had a pretty nice season. The Norse are 18-9 overall with a 9-5 record. They're currently the third place team in the Horizon League Standings. Will Northern Kentucky continue to climb the conference standings with a win over Youngstown State?... Read More

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The Charlotte 49ers head to Old Dominion to take on the Monarchs on Saturday night in a Conference USA battle. The 49ers have lost four of five and have dropped back in the standings. Once in the middle of the pack, they have dropped down to 10th at 5-8 in conference. They are 11-13 overall. Old Dominion has been drastically better than Charlotte, coming in at 8-5 in conference and in third place. They beat UAB on Saturday to end a two game losing streak. ... Read More

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Towson is third in the CAA at 10-5 after beating Elon at home on Thursday. Towson's final home game of the season will come against James Madison, who is 6-9 in the CAA, which puts them in seventh place. They'd love to finish strong and avoid the play-in situation in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. JMU is coming off a big win over William & Mary on Thursday, 95-92 in overtime. Towson has won 10 of 11 games since starting conference play at 0-4. In their first meeting from Harrisonburg, the Dukes were victorious with ease, 64-44.... Read More

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Long Beach State heads up the coast to take on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night in a Big West conference battle. Long Beach had a brutal off season schedule, but has played reasonably well since conference play started. Meanwhile, the Gauchos are going through one of their worst seasons in decades. They are last place in the conference and it's painful for this alumni to see this demise.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of a pair of Big Ten Conference schools looking to make a move in the Buckeye State. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are on the road as they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday evening. Nebraska had lost three straight and eight of nine before taking down Penn State 82-66 at home Tuesday. Ohio State lost its second straight with a 74-66 road loss to Michigan State Tuesday night. The Buckeyes have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams, including a 67-66 road win in the first matchup this season January 18.... Read More

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The Bears of Missouri State head to Drake to take on the Bulldogs in a matchup of two struggling teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. Missouri State has lost four in a row, including a tough, tough loss to conference leading Illinois State on Wednesday, 67-66. They are now 15-13 overall, but only 6-9 in conference. The Bulldogs are on an even worse streak, having lost six in a row. They are 5-10 in conference and 7-20 overall.... Read More

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No. 5 Arizona has won three straight games and remain in first place in the Pac-12 with a 13-1 record. They face a disappointing Washington team that is 2-12 in the Pac-12 and has lost eight straight games. They also lost 6-9 forward Malik Dime (5.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 39 blocks), who was suspended indefinitely for getting in a fight with a spectator. He also suffered a broken right pinkie finger in the altercation... Read More

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Utah State heads to Nevada to take on the Wolfpack on Saturday night in a Mountain West contest. The Aggies are currently 5-9 in conference and 11-14 overall, and have lost three of four. They went down 66-62 to San Diego State on Wednesday night in a bard fought, tough game. Nevada responded after losing to the Aztecs as well by beating Air Force, and are now 9-4 in conference.... Read More

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won seven of their last eight games heading into a home date with the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday night.... Read More

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The Xavier Wildcats will look to get back in the win column when they collide with the Marquette Wildcats in Big East action Saturday night from the Milwaukee, WI.... Read More

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UTEP heads to Rice to take on the Owls on Saturday night in a battle of teams above .500 in Conference USA. In a conference that only has one really good team in Middle Tennessee State, I think either of these teams could make a run in the C-USA tournament, and this game will matter quite a bit for who gets the higher seed.... Read More

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South Carolina is 10-3 in the SEC, one game behind Florida and Kentucky. At 27 in the RPI, they are a sure-fire NCAA Tournament pick. They'd like to get a higher seed but Frank Martin's squad also needs to play better. They've lost two straight at home, to Alabama (90-86ot) on Feb. 7 and to Arkansas on Wednesday (83-76). Even their 77-73 road win at Mississippi State on Feb. 11 was unimpressive. Vanderbilt is coming off a 72-67 home win over Texas A&M on Thursday. At 13-13 and 6-7 in the SEC, they are a longshot to make the tournament, though they have a solid RPI of 57.... Read More

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Hawaii heads to Cal Poly to take on the Mustangs on Saturday night in a Big West conference tilt. Just when it looked like Hawaii had turn the corner by winning four straight conference games, they have now lost two straight to UC Irvine and then to lowly UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night. It was only the Gauchos second win of the year in the conference and the loss dropped Hawaii to 6-6 in conference and 12-13 overall.... Read More

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While the No. 1 team in the country sits atop the West Coast Conference, there are still nine other teams left jostling for position as we approach the conference tournament. One such team is San Francisco, who at 8-7 in league play, sit in sole possession of fifth place. Portland, meanwhile, has just two wins in the conference and sit in dead last, 13 full games behind first-place Gonzaga. In the first meeting this season, USF pounded the Pilots in a 75-50 home victory. ... Read More

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California Irvine sits tied atop the Big West standing with UC Davis. Both teams are 8-3 in league play and 3.5 games up on seventh-place UC Riverside, who is 5-7 in the conference. The Anteaters lead the all-time series 37-24 and won the previous meeting between the two teams, 77-66, last March. The game will air at midnight Eastern on ESPNU. ... Read More

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The Saint Mary's Gaels take their No. 22 ranking into Provo on Saturday night to do battle with Brigham Young. The Cougars sit in third place in the West Coast Conference with a 10-5 mark and five games behind first-place Gonzaga, while St. Mary's is three games back with two losses in league play (both against the Zags). The Gaels won the first meeting this season, 81-68, but BYU leads the all-time series 12-9 and has won three straight head-to-head matchups in Provo. ... Read More

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UC Davis has had at least a share of the Big West Conference lead for most of the season and enter Saturday night's contest in a first-place tie with Cal Irvine at 8-3 in league play. Despite being just two games behind them in the standings, Cal State Fullerton is way back in fifth place with a 6-5 mark in the conference. The Titans lead the overall series 16-15, but the Aggies got the 74-65 win in the first meeting between the teams this season. ... Read More

NHL on Saturday, 2-18-2017

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NHL hockey action on Saturday afternoon and the St Louis Blues will wage war on the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The Blues enter this contest off a hard-fought 4-3 home win over Vancouver, while the Sabres come in off a 2-0 home win over the Avalanche. The Under is 3-0-1 the last four meetings between these teams here in Buffalo.... Read More

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Today on the NHL ice, the Winnipeg Jets will travel to the Bell Centre in Montreal Quebec to do battle with the Montreal Canadiens. The Jets enter this game off a tough 4-3 OT loss at Pittsburgh, while the Canadiens are off a 4-0 loss to the Bruins on the road. The Canadiens won the first meeting between these teams back in mid-January, by a score of 7-4. The home team has won four of the last five games in this series.... Read More

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The in-form Washington Capitals (1st in Metropolitan Division) will kick off their three-game road trip with a meeting against the Detroit Red Wings (8th in Atlantic), who have suffered a lot lately…... Read More

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NHL hockey action on Saturday evening and the Ottawa Senators will duke it out with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Senators enter this contest off a 3-0 road win over the Devils, while the Maple Leafs come in off a 5-2 road loss at the hands of the Blue Jackets. The Over is 11-5 the last 16 games in this series. ... Read More

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Saturday evening NHL hockey and the New York islanders will rumble with the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders come into this game off a huge 4-2 home win over the Rangers, while the Devils come in off a bad 3-0 home loss to the Senators. This is game one of a home-and-home series between these teams. The Under is 15-5-7 the last 27 games in this series. ... Read More

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The eyes of Canada will be on Saturday night’s game between the Oilers and Blackhawks in Chicago. Why? Because two of that country’s most popular hockey players are young Edmonton star Connor McDavid and Blackhawks captain and three-time Stanley Cup champion Jonathan Toews.... Read More

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After grabbing a win in Anaheim, the Arizona Coyotes (7th in Pacific Division) will be keen to scalp another one of their division foes while hosting the San Jose Sharks (1st in Pacific), who have registered just one win in their past six games…... Read More

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Two teams, which both have beaten Dallas in their last fixture, will be facing each other, as the Nashville Predators (4th in Central Division) will be hoping to improve their road form against the Minnesota Wild (1st in Central), who are 2-1-0 against the Preds already this season…... Read More

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The Tampa Bay Lightning (7th in Atlantic Division) are returning from their five-day break with a clash against the Dallas Stars (6th in Central), who have had a season to forget until now…... Read More

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The Florida Panthers (5th in Atlantic Division) will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set against the Los Angeles Kings (5th in Pacific), who returned from their five-day break with a defeat against Arizona…... Read More

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The Calgary Flames will continue their playoff race when they head on the road to battle the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night from the Rogers Arena.... Read More