Indianapolis Star
Preview Roundups
February 23, 2020
Pittsburgh at Washington 12:00 PM ET
Alex Ovechkin put the quest to reach 700 career goals behind him and 24 hours later the 34-year-old can turn attention to getting his Washington Capitals back on top of the Metropolitan Division when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. Ovechkin became the eighth player in NHL history to reach the milestone, but the Capitals dropped a 3-2 decision at New Jersey on Saturday and are in a virtual tie with the Penguins for first after going 2-6-1 in the last nine games.
Chicago at Dallas 3:00 PM ET
After getting manhandled on their home ice by St. Louis in a showdown for first place in the Central, the Dallas Stars seek to bounce back against the worst team in the division. Coming off their first regulation defeat in more than two weeks, the Stars will wrap up a three-game homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon.
Winnipeg at Buffalo 3:00 PM ET
The Winnipeg Jets hope to start on time Sunday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Winnipeg fell behind by three goals in Philadelphia on Saturday before losing 4-2 to snap a three-game winning streak, but remains in playoff position in a tight Western Conference that has only three teams completely out of contention.
San Jose at NY Islanders 5:00 PM ET
The New York Islanders snapped a damaging four-game losing streak last time out and look to continue moving in a positive direction when they host the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. The Islanders managed two goals total during their slide - all on the road - but got three from forward Jordan Eberle to knock off Detroit 4-1 on Friday and moved back into a playoff position in the crowded Eastern Conference race.
Calgary at Detroit 7:00 PM ET
Getting away from home could be the best thing for the Calgary Flames, who have earned just three of a possible 14 points in their last seven games at Scotiabank Saddledome. One of five teams in the tightly bunched Pacific Division battling for postseason slots, the Flames kick off a five-game road trip at the league-worst Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
St. Louis at Minnesota 7:30 PM ET
Following an extended hiccup that caused them to reliquish sole possession of first place in the Central Division, the St. Louis Blues are back on track and looking like the team that hoisted the Stanley Cup last season. The Blues take aim at their fourth consecutive victory when they close out a two-game road trip at the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
Vegas at Anaheim 10:00 PM ET
The surging Vegas Golden Knights try to increase their Pacific lead when they visit the struggling Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. Vegas leads Vancouver in the crowded division by two points after winning its fifth consecutive game, 5-3 over the Florida Panthers on Saturday as the offensive continues to click with 20 goals during the run.
Edmonton at Los Angeles 10:00 PM ET
The Edmonton Oilers have done a good job of keeping their heads above water the past six games without superstar forward Connor McDavid as they’ve skated to a 3-2-1 mark. Edmonton is expected to have its captain back in the lineup Sunday when it opens a three-game road trip against the Los Angeles Kings.