Indianapolis Star
Preview Roundups
February 19, 2020
NY Rangers at Chicago 8:00 PM ET
The New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks are in similar situations in their respective conferences, needing to make up a lot of ground in their hopes to advance to the postseason. The Blackhawks have stumbled in the West following six losses in the last seven games and hope to get back on track on home ice versus the Rangers on Wednesday night.
Boston at Edmonton 8:30 PM ET
No Connor David? No problem, at least not yet for the Edmonton Oilers, who have survived the loss of their superstar captain by going 3-1-0 since McDavid suffered a quadriceps injury on Feb. 8. The Oilers cannot afford to take their foot off the throttle, however, as they return home to face the NHL-leading Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
Arizona at Dallas 8:30 PM ET
The Dallas Stars begin their longest homestand in over two months on Wednesday when they open a three-game stretch against the Arizona Coyotes. Dallas recorded a pair of one-goal victories to begin its road trip before extending its point streak to five games (4-0-1) with a 4-3 overtime setback to Ottawa on Sunday.
Florida at Anaheim 10:00 PM ET
The All-Star break came at the worst time for the Florida Panthers, who were on a roll with a six-game winning streak before hitting the 10-day layoff. The Panthers, who lost seven of nine (2-6-1) after the break before winning at San Jose on Monday, will resume their five-game road trip with a visit to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
NY Islanders at Colorado 10:00 PM ET
The injury-riddled Colorado Avalanche aim to snap a three-game losing streak (0-2-1) on Wednesday when they conclude a five-game homestand against the New York Islanders. The Avalanche lost Mikko Rantanen in their last outing, with the top-line star joining fellow forwards Nazem Kadri and Matt Calvert as well as goaltender Philipp Grubauer in the press box.
Minnesota at Vancouver 10:30 PM ET
The combination of a rash of injuries as well as a golden opportunity likely forced the hand of Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning, who made the call to acquire Tyler Toffoli late Monday night. The Canucks hope the addition of the former 30-goal scorer pays immediate dividends on Wednesday when they host the Minnesota Wild.