Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com editors will share what they want most from the program every day. Today, their picks from Monday’s six games.
Eriksson takes milestone for Coyotes
Louis Eriksson is set to play his 1,000th game in the NHL when the Arizona Coyotes visit his former team, the Dallas Stars, on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, BSAZ +, ESPN +, NHL LIVE). The forward, who is making his first season with Arizona after being acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in a July 23 trade, has 597 points (250 goals, 347 assists) in 999 games with the Stars, Boston Bruins. , Canucks and Coyotes. Eriksson to become 357th player in League history to reach milestone after Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler played his 1,000th NHL game in a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Eriksson has three assists in 22 games for the Coyotes (5-17-2) this season. The Stars (12-7-2) have won eight of their last nine games. – Jim Cerny, editor-in-chief
Kraken’s Tanev reunites with the Penguins in Seattle
Brandon Tanev spent two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins before being claimed in the 2021 NHL expansion draft by the Seattle Kraken on July 21. his disproportionate personality and his unpretentious style of play. Now the Penguins will face the Wrecker forward, who has scored 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 24 games, in a game against the Kraken at the raucous Climate Pledge Arena (10 p.m. ET; ROOT-NW, ATTSN -PT , ESPN +, LNH LIVE). This should be one of the entertaining subplots of the first visit to Seattle for Sidney Crosby and the Penguins (11-8-5). It also doesn’t hurt that the Kraken (9-13-2) have found their balance a bit, posting a 5-2-1 record in their last eight games. – Shawn P. Roarke, Senior Managing Editor
Canucks play first game after coach, GM changes
The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Travis Green and general manager Jim Benning on Sunday after starting the season 8-15-2, last in the eight-team Pacific Division. Bruce Boudreau, who recently coached the Minnesota Wild in 2019-20, has been hired to replace Green and is expected to make his Vancouver debut behind the bench against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, BSW, ESPN +, NHL LIVE). The Canucks could benefit from the Kings (10-9-4) being second in a straight series after defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Sunday. A player to watch is the center Elias Pettersson, who has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 25 games after scoring 153 points (65 goals, 88 assists) in 165 games in his first three seasons with the Canucks. Boudreau will look to get Pettersson and the Canucks on Monday in an effort to turn the tide of their season and push for the Stanley Cup playoffs. – Rob Reese, fantasy editor
Sénateurs d’Ottawa contre Devils du New Jersey (19 h HE; MSG+, TSN5, RDS2, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
The Senators (6-15-1) have won back-to-back games for the first time this season after the forward Brady Tkachuk scored the goal in overtime to help defeat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 on Saturday. The Devils (9-9-4) have lost three straight games since the return of the leading forward Jack Hughes injury and have won two wins in their last 10 games (2-6-2).
Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, NBCSP +, ALT, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
Effronté Gabriel Landeskog scored 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in a seven-game streak with at least one point for the Avalanche, who could do without the defender Cale Makar (upper body), center Nazem Kadri (undisclosed) and goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper (upper body). The Flyers (8-10-4) fired coach Alain Vigneault on Monday and lost eight straight games (0-6-2) after a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.
Ducks d’Anaheim contre les Capitals de Washington (19 h HE; NHLN, NBCSWA, BSW, NHL EN DIRECT)
The Capitals (15-4-6) got a boost when they advanced TJ Oshie came back from injury on Saturday and helped them secure a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets after losing back-to-back games for the second time this season. The Ducks (13-8-4) are seventh in the NHL with an average of 3.32 goals per game and third on the power play (27.4%), and forwards Trevor Zegras has scored 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his last 10 games.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Dallas Stars (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, BSAZ +, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
The Stars have won six straight games, tied with the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild for the longest active winning streak in the NHL. Dallas forward Jason Robertson scored eight points (four goals, four assists) in a five-game streak with at least one point. The Coyotes have lost four of their last five games.
Kings de Los Angeles contre Canucks de Vancouver (22 h HE; SNP, BSW, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Drew Doughty scored three points (one goal, two assists) to help the Kings defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 on Sunday and lead the NHL defensemen in points per game (1.57; 11 points in seven games) this season. The Canucks are 3-7-1 at home after a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Penguins de Pittsburgh au Seattle Kraken (22 h HE; ROOT-NW, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, NHL LIVE, ESPN+, NHL LIVE)
Jake guentzel extended his points streak to 12 games (10 goals, six assists), third longest in the NHL this season behind Oilers center Connor McDavid (17; 13 oct. au 20 nov.) et Ducks forward Troy Terry (16; Oct. 18-Nov. 18), to help the Penguins end their three-game losing streak (0-2-1) with a 4-1 win in Vancouver on Saturday. The Kraken are enjoying their longest home winning streak (three games) of their inaugural season with wins against three of the NHL’s top teams (Capitals on November 21, Carolina Hurricanes on November 24, Oilers on Friday).