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NHL On Tap: Tkachuk in Calgary with Panthers for first time since trade

The NHL On Tap is open to you. Three NHL.com writers share their top picks for the day’s schedule. Their choices today are from nine games Tuesday.

Reunion Night repeat

Ten days later, the Florida Panthers (10-8-4), and the Calgary Flames (9 p.m.) will be meeting up again. ET; SN1, SNW TVAS2, BSFL ESPN+, SN NOW It will be Matthew TkachukThe return of’s to Calgary, where he played six seasons of his NHL hockey career before being traded to Florida on the 22nd July. Tkachuk appears to have agreed to Tkachuk’s move to the Panthers. He leads them in points with 29 (11 goals, 19 assists) from 20 games. He The Flames won 5-4 in a shootout after having a goal, and an assist in Nov. 19. Jonathan HuberdeauTkachuk was one of the key pieces that went to Calgary, and he scored in the shootout. Defenseman MacKenzie WeegarThe Flames’ other full-time NHL player, Jeremy, was plus-1, with four goals in 16:25 of ice. Calgary (9-9-3) is currently 1-0 in its last four games, but the Panthers will play the second half of their back-to-back game after they lose 4-3 to the Edmonton Oilers overtime. Adam Kimelman, deputy managing Editor

Video: CGY@FLA. Tkachuk links it up with his former team

Kraken keep going

Remember last season, when the expansion Seattle Kraken was last in the Pacific Division? It’s amazing how a season can make a big difference. The Kraken (13-5-3), which has won five consecutive games, are six points behind first-placed Vegas Golden Knights (6-9-3). They will try to get their sixth consecutive win against the Los Angeles Kings (12-9-3 at Crypto.com Arena) (10:30 p.m. ET; BSW. ROOT.NW. ESPN+.SN NOW. Apart from how Seattle is doing, the biggest feel-good story about Seattle is the goalie Martin JonesJones is now 11-4-2 and has a 2.58 goals against average,.903 save rate, and one shutout in 17 (16 starts). It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Jones and Kraken who were 12-18-3 with a 3.42 GAA in 35 games (33 starts) last season for the Philadelphia Flyers. Jones was also.900 save per cent. There is much to be positive about in the Emerald City. Tracey Myers is the staff writer

Video: SEA@ANA: McCann scores sweet goal after face-off win

Canucks plan to keep climbing in Pacific Division 

Vancouver Canucks aim for a fourth straight win on Saturday when they host the Washington Capitals in Rogers Arena (10:30 p.m. ET; SNP. NBCSWA. ESPN+. SN NOW. The Canucks (9-10-3), which started the season with seven straight defeats (0-5-2), have been steadily improving their standing in the Pacific, going 5-1-0 in six of the past six games. Quinn Hughes He had 21 assists in 18 Canucks games, tied with Erik Karlsson San Jose Sharks are first in the NHL. After Vancouver begins a four-game homestand with three consecutive road victories at the Colorado Avalanche and Golden Knights. Washington (9-11-3), plays the second game of a six-game road tour, falling 5-2 to the New Jersey Devils. Capt. Capitals Alex Ovechkin Gordie Howe (801), who is currently second in NHL history, is only 10 goals away. Wayne Gretzky holds the lead with 894. Mike G. Morreale staff writer

Video: VAN@SJS – Kuzmenko scores breakaway goal in OT win

Tuesday games

Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins (7.30 p.m. ET; ATTSN PT-BSSO, ESPN+ and SN NOW

With a 3-2 victory against the Flames, the Hurricanes (11-6-55) ended a five game losing streak. They are now 4 for 9 on the power play after going 0-for-20 their previous six games. Pittsburgh (8-3) lost 4-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, ending a 5-game winning streak. 

San Jose Sharks at Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS. NBCSCA. ESPN+. SN NOW

Karlsson scored two assists for San Jose (7-13-4), in an overtime loss to Vancouver (4-3 on Sunday). He became the Sharks’ first defenseman with 20 points in one calendar month. He With two games remaining, 21 points were scored (five goals, 16 assists) during 13 November games. Captain Nick Suzuki Montreal has scored five points in his five previous games (two goals, three assist) (11-9-1), and has won three of the past four (3-0).

Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (7:05 p.m. ET; SNE and SNO, SNP. TVAS. Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (7 p.m.

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos Only two points separates him from becoming the first player to reach 1,000 in team history. Tampa Bay (13-7-1), won six of seven (6-1-1). David Pastrnak 13 points: Six goals, seven assists in a nine game point streak by the Bruins (18-3-0), who have won an NHL-record 12 consecutive home games to open a season.

New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers (7:30 pm. ET; ESPN+.

The Islanders (15-8 0) are one among four teams (New Jersey Devils 13; Boston Bruins 10, Toronto Maple Leafs 10; Toronto Maple Leafs 10); and could become the third team with at least two consecutive winning streaks of five games or more this season (Bruins seven; Kraken five). After Saturday’s 5-2 win at UBS Arena, the Flyers will be their opponent for the second consecutive day. Philadelphia (7-10-5) is currently 0-7-3 after 10 games. It will be without its defenseman Tony DeAngelo A lower-body injury. Scott Laughton After the forward suffered an upper-body injury in four of his games, he is expected to return to action.

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET; BSSO and KCOP-13, ESPN+ and SN NOW

Nashville (9-9-2), will host its first game since Nov. 23, following home games against Columbus (Nov. 25 and 26). Blue Jackets (Nov.26) were postponed due to a water mainbreak that impacted the Bridgestone Arena’s main concourse and event levels. Ducks goalie John Gibson With an undisclosed injury suffered in the third period of Sunday’s 5-4 loss to Kraken, Gibson is questionable. Gibson scored five goals on 19 shots. Anthony Stolarz Anaheim, 6-15-1: Six saves

Colorado Avalanche plays Winnipeg Jets (8:30 p.m. ET; TSN3, ESPN+, SN.NOW

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev A 6-1-0 record with a 1.84 GAA and.947 Save percentage, one shutout in his seven previous games (all starts) of Colorado (12-6-1), which has won 8 of 10. Gabriel Landeskog (knee), a forward for the Avalanche, is out of action. Darren Helm (lower body), Valeri Nichushkin (ankle) Evan Rodrigues (lower body). After going 2-1-0 in a three-game road trip, the Jets (13-6-1) will begin a four-game homestand.

Florida Panthers at Calgary Flames (9:00 p.m. ET; SN1, SNW TVAS2, BSFL ESPN+ and SN NOW

Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad In the loss at Edmonton, Florida defenseman Brandon Tobin had one assist to make him the first Florida defenseman with 300 points (101 goals and 199 assists in the NHL). Forward has made his season debut on Nov. 1. Adam Ruzicka Five goals are the Flames’ leading scorer in 11 games.

Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks (11 p.m. ET; SNP. NBCSWA. ESPN+. SN NOW.

Andrei Kuzmenko During a five-game streak, Canucks scored 10 points (four goals and six assists), Capitals forward T.J. Oshie After missing 11 games due to a lower-body injury, he now has four points (one goal and three assists) in his last three games.

Seattle Kraken at Los Angeles Kings (10.30 p.m. ET; BSW. ROOT-NW. ESPN+. SN NOW

This is the final game of a three-game roadtrip for the Kraken. Their.833 percentage away from home ranks third to the Devils (.909), and Golden Knights (5.875). Forward Andre Burakovsky Leads Seattle with 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 21 matches and rookie forward Matty Beniers is second (18 points, seven goals, 11 assists). This is the Kings’ second homestand, with four games remaining. Forward Gabriel VilardiKing’s leader with 11 goals, Antoine is currently out of action due to an upper-body injury.

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