NHL Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2021
A brand-new NHL season is around the corner. The preseason kicks off on Saturday as Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs meet in what is going to be an absorbing game. Fans of the league across the globe are super excited ahead of the 2021/22 season, the major highlight of which is the debut of NHL’s 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken. The preseason slate of 15 days will come to an end on October 9, by when all teams will have honed their skills to enter the regular season that commences on October 12.
NHL Outright Odds
The outright odds for all the NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup 2021 is listed below with the top teams that have better chances of lifting the Cup this season.
|3||VGS Golden Knights||8.50|
|4||TOR Maple Leafs||11.00|
|28||CLB Blue Jackets||101.00|
|31||DET Red Wings||176.00|
How to Live Stream 2020-21 NHL?
NHL.tv streams all the NHL games with various options in relation to convenience of the US viewers.
Other ways for the American viewers include, NBC, NBCSN, regional NBC, FOX sports network, NHL network and NHL Center Ice.
FuboTV and Sling TV are other streaming services which bring the swift action to your screens.
The predictions for this week games are as follows:
Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs play host to the New York Rangers at the Scotiabank Arena for their fourth game of the NHL season. The Maple Leafs are third in the Atlantic Division with two wins and a loss. They downed the Ottawa Senators 3-1 in their last league matchup. Alexander Kerfoot found a goal and an assist for the Leafs. Michael Bunting had his first goal for Toronto. Wayne Simmonds scored once as well. Injury concerns for Toronto are Mikheyev and Mrazek who suffer hand and groin injuries respectively. The Rangers sit fifth in the Metropolitan Division having lost two games, one in overtime. They come off a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in their last game. Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere and Kevin Rooney found the net for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad gave two assists and had four shots on goal. Kakko will not feature for New York in the Leafs game on account of an upper-body injury, neither will Strome as he is ill. The Leafs will emerge the victors in this matchup.
Washington Capitals vs Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche hit the road to meet the Washington Capitals at the Capital One Arena for their third game of the NHL campaign. The Avs are third in the Central Division with a win and a loss. They fell 3-5 to the St. Louis Blues in their previous league game. J. T. Compher had a goal and an assist for Colorado. Nazem Kadri gave two assists while Andre Burakovsky found a goal and had four shots on goal. Gabriel Landeskog will not skate against the Capitals due to suspension. Francouz will not be skating either, because of illness. The Capitals are fourth in the Metropolitan Division with a win and an overtime loss. They come off a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last matchup. Alexander Ovechkin found the sole goal for the Capitals. He was impressive with eight shots on goal. Nicklas Backstrom misses out on the Avalanche game due to a hip injury. The Capitals have won four of the last five head-to-head games between the two. Washington will have their second win of the season.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Tampa Bay Lightning invite the Florida Panthers to the Amalie Arena for their next matchup of the NHL season. The defending Stanley Cup champions are fifth in the Atlantic Division with two wins and a loss. They beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 in their previous league game. Steven Stamkos stood out for the Bolts with a winning goal in overtime and an assist. He made four shots on goal as well. Gaborik and Seabrook will not skate against the Panthers due to respective back and shoulder injuries. The Panthers are at the top of the Atlantic Division table owing to two wins. They have played one game fewer than Tampa. They come after humbling the New York Islanders 5-1. Sam Bennet notched a hat-trick for the Panthers. He had six shots on goal as well. Aleksander Barkov and Anthony Duclair found the other two goals. Acciari and Connauton will not skate against the Bolts due to injuries. In the last five head-to-head games between the two teams, Tampa have won three. The Lightning will move up the table with a home win.
Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders
New York Islanders are on the road to take on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Centre for an upcoming fixture of the NHL season. The Isles are off to a poor start this season, having lost both games played. They conceded a total of 11 goals in them and managed to score only four, which rendered their goal difference the worst in the Metropolitan Division. Semyon Varlamov will miss the game for the Isles due to injury. The Chicago Blackhawks did not have a good start to the season either having lost all three games played, one in overtime. They sit sixth in the Central Division with one point in account. The Blackhawks come off a 5-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Patrick Kane found a goal and an assist for Chicago while Kirby Dach netted the other goal. The Penguins took a 4-0 lead in the first period itself. Jones and Kalynuk remain out for the Blackhawks due to injuries. Chicago will edge the visitors at home.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins lock horns with the Philadelphia Flyers at the latter’s home Wells Fargo Centre in an upcoming fixture of the NHL campaign. The Bruins defeated the Dallas Stars 3-1 in their opening game of the season. Brad Marchant found the net twice for the Bruins. He also had five shots on goal. The other goal came from Jake DeBrusk’s stick. Forward Curtis Lazar is injured and will not skate against the Flyers. Boston have signed an eight-year contract extension with defenseman Charlie McAvoy. The Flyers faced a 4-5 loss in shootout against the Vancouver Canucks in their season-opener. Sean Couturier and Ryan Ellis had two assists against the Canucks. Claude Giroux sent the puck inside the goal once from eight shots. Kevin Hayes suffers abdominal strain and will not play against the Bruins. Nor will Laczynski due to a hip injury. The Flyers meet the Seattle Kraken at home earlier this week before hosting Boston. When the two teams met last time, it was a 2-1 overtime win for the Flyers. The Bruins will have their second win of the season on the road.
Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
Vegas Golden Knights invite the St. Louis Blues to the T-Mobile Arena for an upcoming fixture of the NHL season. The Knights have a win and a loss from two games so far in which they scored six goals and conceded nine. Their last result was a disappointing 6-2 defeat to the Los Angeles Kings. The names of captain Mark Stone and forward Max Pacioretty were added to the long list of injured skaters in the Vegas roster after the Los Angeles game. Their success in the season might depend on how quickly the top players recover. The Blues started on the right foot topping the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 in their season-opener. David Perron scored twice for the Blues from four on-goal shots. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist. Forward Oskar Sundqvist is nursing a knee injury and will not skate against the Knights. The Blues play the Arizona Coyotes earlier this week before heading into the Vegas game. The Knights will bounce back with a win at home.
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