Indianapolis Star
Preview Roundups
February 28, 2020
NY Rangers at Philadelphia 7:00 PM ET
The New York Rangers were well out of playoff position in early February, but that's not the case anymore as they visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. New York has won five straight and nine of 10 after scoring the final five goals in a 5-2 victory at Montreal on Thursday to pull within two points of Columbus for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with two games in hand, while riding a club-record nine-game road winning streak.
Minnesota at Columbus 7:00 PM ET
The surging Minnesota Wild have four wins in six games under interim coach Dean Evason and will travel to Columbus Friday to face a struggling Blue Jackets squad for the second time in four days. Tuesday’s contest in Minnesota ended in a 5-4 setback for the Blue Jackets, who are 1-4-5 in their last 10 games and still holding on to the Eastern Conference’s final wild card spot by two points over the Carolina and the New York Rangers.
Colorado at Carolina 7:00 PM ET
The Colorado Avalanche have embraced their role as road warriors throughout the season while the Carolina Hurricanes have found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard in each of their last three home games (0-2-1). The Avalanche bid for their seventh straight win away from Denver on Friday when they open a three-game trek against the Hurricanes.
Buffalo at Vegas 10:00 PM ET
The Vegas Golden Knights are peaking at the right time, ripping off seven consecutive victories to climb to the top of the cluttered Pacific Division. Much of that success has been due to the dominance at home for the Golden Knights, who can match a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history versus the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
Pittsburgh at Anaheim 10:00 PM ET
A four-game losing streak represents a startling turn of events for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who lost a total of four contests in regulation in their previous 22 games (16-4-2). The Penguins look to get back on track Friday when they visit the Anaheim Ducks.