There are thirteen games on the schedule for tonite - a great night to have Centre Ice.
Boston at NY Islanders - 7 pm
Calgary at Toronto - 7 pm
New York Rangers at Buffalo - 7 pm
Ottawa at Montreal - 7 pm
Atlanta at Washington - 7 pm
Philadelphia at New Jersey - 7:30 pm
Florida at Tampa Bay - 7:30 pm
Carolina at Pittsburgh - 7:30 pm
Phoenix at Nashville - 8 pm
Chicago at St. Louis - 8 pm
Columbus at Minnesota - 8 pm
Edmonton at Colorado - 10 pm
Dallas at Los Angeles - 10:30 pm
GAME OF THE NIGHT
Columbus at Minnesota
It's very early in the year but still surprising to see Minnesota and Columbus both undefeated and leading their divisions.
Minnesota very quietly upgraded their team with three big moves in the off-season, bringing in Demitra, Kim Johnsson and Mark Parrish. Demitra and Gaborik have clicked right away and have combined for 11 points in four games. Fernandez is the best goalie in hockey that nobody knows about and Rolston is a fantastic two-way player.
Columbus moved Denis this summer and handed the reigns to Pascal Leclaire. So far he has not disappointed. Rick Nash has six points in three games and Zherdev put up two goals in his first game of the year. Columbus doesn't have a lot of depth so they will need Nash and Zherdev to stay healthy and put up big numbers in order to make a run at the playoffs.
Pick: Minnesota 4, Columbus 2