Weekend Hockey Review and a Quick Look Ahead

Look Who's Coming to Kick Your Face Off

Did the Jets get their first win?  Did San Jose right the ship?  Will the Red Wings ever lose?

Monday’s will be spent reviewing what happened over the course of the weekend games. In addition I’ll look ahead to the week’s top games and list my top five teams from the previous week.

Friday night saw Carolina getting a huge road win in Buffalo, but the Sabres  bounced back with a win on Saturday against the Pens at the new Igloo.

San Jose fell 0-1 in the Ducks home opener in Anaheim, with Jonas Hiller shutting out the Sharks.  The Sharks then lost 2-4 Saturday night against the Blues.

Colorado is proving to be a menace to our neighbors to the north, beating the Canadians in a shootout for their second win on a Canadian.

Out of nowhere Evgeni Nabokov helped the Islanders continue the Rangers slow start in a 4-2 win.

Jack Johnson, the hockey player and not the dreamy singer, scored a power play goal to help the Kings get an impressive win at Philadelphia in OT.

Saturday night also featured the awkward “how-did-we-really-get-here?” match-up between the Winnipeg Jets @ Phoenix Coyotes. The the home team took the victory against their old city 4-2, my head hurts.

Florida defeated in-state foe Tampa Bay in Surprise!

The 2011 champs won a shootout against the 2010 champs in Chicago to help stop the B’s bleeding.

Note: On Satuday’s slate, the road team won 8 of the 14 games played.

Games to watch this week: Oct. 17-23rd

Colorado Avalanche @ Toronto Maple Leafs, Monday, Oct. 17, 6 pm Versus
– Two teams off to a fast start open the week at the Air Canada Center
Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Oct. 20, 6 pm NHL Network
– These two teams are currently among the best in the east, and we expect them to be there all season long.
Chicago Blackhawks @ Colorado Avalanche, Thursday, Oct. 20, 8 pm CSN/Altitude
– In the first of two meetings (they’ll meet again on Saturday in Chicago games on WGN) this week, watch these two early achievers in the western conference
Detroit Red Wings @ Washington Capitals, Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 pm NHL Network
– This will be the Wings only trip to our nation’s capital
Dallas Stars at Los Angelas Kings, Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:30 pm TXA21, FSN-West
– Early season Pacific division clash at the Staples Center

Vamosi’s Weekly Top5
1. Washington Capitals (4-0-0, 8 points, 1st in Southeast)
2. Detroit Red Wings (4-0-0, 8 points, 1st in Central)
3. Colorado Avalanche (4-1-0, 8 points, 1st in Northwest)
4. Dallas Stars (4-1-0, 8 points, 1st in Pacific)
T5. Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-2, 8 points, 1st in Atlantic)/Toronto Maple Leafs (3-0-0, 6 points, 1st in Northeast)

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