Clashes to watch: October 27


Five games are scheduled for the regular NHL schedule for Wednesday, October 27. Here are the elements of these matches that will hold our attention.

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Will the Flyers brake the Oilers train?

The Edmonton Oilers will be looking for a sixth straight victory as they host the Philadelphia Flyers (10 p.m. ET; TNT, SN360, SN1, TVAS, NHL LIVE). It would be the second best start in Oilers history, after 1983-84 (7-0-0). That season, they won the Stanley Cup for the first of five wins in seven seasons.

Everything is working for Edmonton so far. The team is second in the NHL in goals scored per game (4.60), first in power play (47.1 percent) and fifth in powerplay (88.2 percent) before Tuesday matches. The center Connor mcdavid has more than one point in each of his five games this season and leads the league with 13 points (six goals, seven assists).

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The Flyers will play their first road game this season, their first stop on a three-game trip. They are tied with the Florida Panthers in goals scored per game (4.50), so the table is set for what could be an offensive festival. – David Satriano, NHL.com reporter

The Bruins, the Panthers’ next obstacle

The Panthers can become the 14th team in NHL history to start a season with a 7-0-0 record, and the first since the Montreal Canadiens (9-0-0) in 2015-16.

Everything smiled on the Florida Panthers during their six-game winning streak to kick off the campaign. They average 4.50 goals per game (tied with the Flyers for third in the NHL) and allow 2.00 per game (third). Their power play has scored four goals on 15 occasions (26.7 percent) in their last three games, and they’ve successfully sold 13 of their last 14 shorthands.

The Panthers can also count on their depth, as 12 of their players have found the back of the net so far. Four of the Panthers’ wins came against teams that made the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, and they will look for a fifth when the Boston Bruins visit on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN , TVAS, BSFL, NESN, NHL LIVE). Florida Defender Aaron Ekblad is expected to play in his 500th game in the NHL.

The Bruins have won their last two games, as the goaltender Linus Ullmark allowed four goals on 62 shots. Boston also gets a nice contribution from its depth players, especially from the Taylor hall (two goals, one assist) and Charlie coyle (one goal, two assists). Hall’s next point will also be his 600th in his career. – Adam Kimelman, Deputy Executive Director, NHL.com

Maple Leafs and Blackhawks want to correct the situation

The Toronto Maple Leafs (2-4-1) and Chicago Blackhawks (0-5-1) do not know the hoped-for start to the season, and the winner of their duel at the United Center on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN1, NBCSCH , ESPN +, NHL LIVE) will hope that this victory will serve as a springboard for the remainder of the campaign.

The Maple Leafs have conceded three straight losses, have scored just 1.86 goals per game since the start of the season (29th in the NHL) and their under-10 goal differential puts them second to last. from the Atlantic section and the Eastern Conference, behind, the Montreal Canadiens (under-14).

The Blackhawks haven’t held a lead in their first six games this season, in which they have allowed 27 goals, averaging 4.5 per game (31st overall).

Toronto’s power play is ripping it off with a 13.6 percent (3-for-22) return, good for a tie for 25th in the NHL. On the Blackhawks’ side, special teams aren’t the problem – performing 26.1 percent on their power play and 90.9 percent short of a man. They are, however, dominated 22-7 in 5-on-5 goals. – Tim Campbell, NHL.com reporter

On the schedule tonight …

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TVAS, BSFL, NESN, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET; NBCSWA +, BSDET, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks (7:30 p.m. ET; SN1, NBCSCH, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
Vegas Golden Knights vs Dallas Stars (8:30 p.m. ET; BSSW, ATTSN-RM, ESPN +, NHL LIVE)
Philadelphia Flyers vs Edmonton Oilers (10 p.m. ET; TNT, TVAS, SN360, SN1, NHL LIVE)



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