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NHL On Tap: Kraken host Rangers, look for third straight win

NHL On Tap: Kraken host Rangers, look for third straight win

Welcome to the NHL On Faucet. Three NHL.com writers will portion what they’re most taking a eye ahead to on the time table everyday. On the present time, their decisions from the five video games Sunday.

Kraken strive to total homestand with third straight preserve

The Seattle Kraken plod for their third straight preserve to close a four-game homestand, when they host the Fresh York Rangers (9 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN1, ROOT-NW, MSG, NHL LIVE). The NHL expansion group has gained two in a row following an 0-3-1 walk led by goalie Philipp Grubauer, who made a mixed 53 saves on 55 photos (.964 set up percentage) in wins against the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild. Fresh York begins a four-game time out on the West Flit near stout energy with ahead Ryan Reaves (lower body) the lone current likely to no longer play. The Rangers were 4-0-0 on the road from Oct. 16-23, the first time since Feb. 10-16, 2015 they’d a ideal time out of at the very least four video games, and might perhaps per chance situation a gaggle file for most road wins (five) during the first 9 video games of a season (four this season, 1927-28 and 1938-39). Igor Shesterkin (4-1-1, 1.81 goals-against practical, .944 set up percentage, one shutout) made 31 saves in a 4-0 shutout against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday for his 30th NHL preserve. Four Rangers goalies wanted fewer video games than Shesterkin (53) to attain 30 wins (Henrik Lundqvist, 51; Jim Henry, 51; Cam Talbot, 52; Lorne Chabot, 52). — Jon Lane, workers creator

Hurricanes eye to preserve rolling

It is possible you’ll per chance no longer encourage but be impressed by the Carolina Hurricanes, who will plod for their eighth straight preserve when they host the Arizona Coyotes (1 p.m. ET; BSSO, BSAZ, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The Hurricanes secured the acceptable originate of their history when they gained their sixth in a row, 3-0 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday, prolonged it Friday with a 6-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks and are the acceptable undefeated group within the NHL after the Florida Panthers lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Bruins on Saturday. Withhold a watch on Hurricanes ahead Andrei Svechnikov, who has conducted a key role of their originate with a gaggle-excessive 11 functions (seven goals, four assists). Forward Clayton Keller has scored three goals in eight video games for the 0-7-1 Coyotes. — Brian Compton, deputy managing editor

Canadiens hope group assembly will exchange fortunes

The Canadiens hope a gaggle assembly Saturday will encourage to find them assist heading within the appropriate route heading into their game at the Anaheim Geese (4 p.m. ET; BSSC, BSSD, TSN2, RDS, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The 20-minute closed-door gathering got here after a 5-2 road loss to the Los Angeles Kings that dropped Montreal to 2-7-0. “We maintain no longer seem to enjoy the ideal response now, the ideal extra or less battle assist, and that is the rationale the ideally suited component,” defenseman Ben Chiarot said. A lack of offense remains to be a subject for the Canadiens, who enjoy scored 17 goals in 9 video games (1.89 per game; tied for 29th within the NHL with the Blackhawks). Forwards Gash Suzuki and Cole Caufield, two key cogs in Montreal’s march to the Stanley Cup Closing closing season, enjoy yet to rating. The Geese are struggling as smartly. They’re 0-3-3 of their previous six video games and 1-2-1 at house. — Mike Zeisberger, workers creator

Sunday time table

Arizona Coyotes at Carolina Hurricanes (1 p.m. ET; BSSO, BSAZ, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

It is miles the fourth of a six-game road time out for the Coyotes, who are closing within the NHL with a gaggle goals-against practical of 4.50 per game. The Hurricanes are first in that class (1.57 group GAA) and goalie Frederik Andersen has been ideal to this level, initiating six of their first seven video games (6-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA, .956 set up percentage and one shutout).

Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Geese (4 p.m. ET; BSSC, BSSD, TSN2, RDS, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

Captain Ryan Getzlaf is one level from passing Hockey Corridor of Famer Teemu Selanne (988) for most in Geese history. The Canadiens waste a four-game road time out. They’ve lost two of the first three in visits to the Seattle Kraken, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings and are 1-4-0 on the road this season.

Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings (4 p.m. ET; SN, BSW, MSG-B, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

The Sabres eye to develop their preserve creep to a pair after opening their four-game road time out with a 4-3 time beyond law preserve against the Geese on Thursday. The Kings are taking part in for the 2d straight day after ending a six-game skid (0-5-1) with a 5-2 preserve against the Canadiens on Saturday.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Fresh Jersey Devils (5 p.m. ET; MSG+, BSOH, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)

It is miles the 2d of a assist to relief for the Devils, who return house following a 4-2 preserve at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Columbus, taking part within the 2d of a three-game road time out, is led by ahead Oliver Bjorkstrand, who has scored 9 functions (three goals, six assists) in seven video games.

Fresh York Rangers at Seattle Kraken (9 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN1, ROOT-NW, MSG, NHL LIVE)

The Rangers to find their first time out to Seattle within the opener of a four-game road time out. Artemi Panarin had three assists in a 4-0 preserve against the Blue Jackets on Friday for his 49th three-level game to tie Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks for third within the NHL since his rookie season of 2015-16 within the assist of Connor McDavid (75) and Leon Draisaitl (51) of the Edmonton Oilers. Kraken ahead Brandon Tanev has scored six goals in eight video games after he had seven in 32 for the Penguins closing season.