NHL on Thursday, 3-23-2017

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Tonight on the ice a battle for the Metro Division lead will take place as the Columbus Blue Jackets wage war on the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Blue Jackets enter this contest off a game at home vs Toronto on Wednesday night and they will be looking to build on a four-game win streak in that game, while the Capitals come in off a 4-2 win over the Flames and they have now won three of their last four games.... Read More

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NHL hockey action on Thursday evening and the Tampa Bay Lightning will invade the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts to rumble with the Boston Bruins. The Lightning come into this game off a very bad 5-3 home loss at the hands of Arizona and they have now lost their last three games in a row, while the Bruins come in off a 3-2 home loss to the Senators and they have now lost their last three games in a row as well. Boston is 30-6-4 in their last 40 home games in this series. ... Read More

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Thursday evening NHL action and the Carolina Hurricanes will square off with the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The Hurricanes enter this game off a 4-3 road win over Florida and they have now won three of their last four games, while the Canadiens come in off a 2-1 home loss to Detroit, but still they have won nine of their last 12 games. Montreal has won 10 of their last 11 home games in this series. ... Read More

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Tonight on the ice, the New Jersey Devils will rumble with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Devils enter this contest off a 3-2 home win over the Rangers in OT, but still they have lost 12 of their last 14 games, while the Maple Leafs will be in Columbus on Wednesday night and they will be looking to build off a 4-2 win over Boston. The home team has gone 6-1 the last seven games in this series.... Read More

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Hockey action on Thursday evening and the Pittsburgh Penguins duke it out with the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Penguins come into this game off a 3-1 road win over the Sabres and they have now won eight of their last 10 games, while the Senators come in off a 3-2 road win over Boston and that win broke a four-game losing streak that they were on. The Pens have won four of the last five between these teams, but the home is 5-1 the last six meetings. ... Read More

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The struggling Florida Panthers will take on the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.... Read More

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The Minnesota Wild may finally be back on track as they prepare to host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.... Read More

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The Nashville Predators have won four of their last five games heading into a home date with the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night.... Read More

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The red hot St. Louis Blues will aim for their fourth straight win when they host the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night from the Scottrade Center.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of foes from the Central Division meeting on the ice in the Windy City. The Dallas Stars play out the string of a disappointing campaign as they visit the division leading Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night. Dallas won for the second time in their last three as they downed the Sharks 1-0 at home Monday night. Chicago saw their five game win streak snapped with a 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks at home Tuesday night. The teams have split the last 10 meetings but Chicago has won all four matchups this season. That includes a 5-3 road win in the most recent matchup on February 4.... Read More

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The first game of a home-and-home set against the Colorado Avalanche (7th in Central Division) in Denver will be the second outing of a back-to-back pair for the Edmonton Oilers (2nd in Pacific), who are not that good with no-rest matchups historically...... Read More

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Four defeats in their past five outings precede the Los Angeles Kings (5th in Pacific Division) ahead of their matchup against the Winnipeg Jets (5th in Central), who have won three games in a row...... Read More