With the NHL season riddled by postponements and sport interruptions, this week introduced maybe a turning level with all of the groups coming again and taking part in within the Japanese Division. That’s no small feat with New Jersey, Buffalo and Philadelphia all enduring and ultimately overcoming a bunch of COVID points prior to now week.
Excellent news is nice information, and we’ll see how they go from right here. That is how the standings look as of now:
Listed here are the information of the week:
It was week for the Penguins to have week, recording a division greatest three wins. Even higher for them is that it got here towards Washington and NYI, who can be playoff rivals for them when the season finally ends up.
It was a little bit of a “come again to the pack” sort of week with Boston and Philly not taking part in many video games, however not profitable both. Washington, Pittsburgh and NYI all selecting up a little bit of steam on them.
The large hassle appears prefer it’s setting in for Buffalo. They have been in a position to salvage a bit by profitable on Saturday towards the Devils, however after getting back from their COVID break, it was a impolite welcome again with three straight losses to the Isles (x2) and Washington earlier than that.
It was bounce-back from the Rangers who’ve received their final two video games, after going 0-3-1 earlier than that and looking out at risk of falling out of the chase. Two wins provides them a little bit of momentum shifting ahead.
General, the Pens can really feel actually happy about two straight house wins towards the Isles to finish the week. However Pittsburgh is 7-1 at house, and the following 4 video games subsequent week are all on the street towards NYI and WSH. These two groups have a mixed 9-3-2 document of their house barns, main for a really robust street forward for the Pens. If they’ll discover a strategy to scrape out some factors subsequent week it can do very nicely for his or her future prospects, nevertheless it’s definitely shaping as much as be a really difficult week forward.