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Penguins vs. Kings Preview and Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins added more experienced depth up front at the trade deadline Monday and look to snap a three-game losing streak when they begin a tour of California on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. The Penguins, who also visit Anaheim and San Jose later in the week, picked up future Hall of Famer Patrick Marleau among three forwards in two deals.

Oilers vs. Golden Knights Preview and Predictions

The Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights put their season-high six-game win streak on the line Wednesday when they open a four-game homestand against the Edmonton Oilers. Both teams are coming off overtime contests in Anaheim with Vegas securing a 6-5 victory Sunday and Edmonton leaving with a 4-3 setback on Tuesday.

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Sabres vs. Avalanche Preview and Predictions

The injury bug has bitten the Colorado Avalanche hard but they are biting back as they host the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. Colorado is missing its third-highest goal scorers in Mikko Rantanen and Nazem Kadri, and No. 1 goaltender Philipp Grubauer among others but has won three straight and is 11-3-1 in its last 15 games as the club tries to utilize a different style of play without some of its offensive pop.

Oilers vs. Ducks Preview and Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers may have found the fast track to the playoffs in the form of Andreas Athanasiou and they'll put their new acquisition to work when they visit the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. The speedy Athanasiou has struggled this season with Detroit, the worst team in hockey, but could return to his 2018-19 form that produced a career-high 30 goals should he join Connor McDavid's line - a move that might turn defensemen into turnstiles.

Panthers vs. Coyotes Preview and Predictions

The Florida Panthers look to finish a five-game road trip with a winning record - after an active trade deadline day - when they visit the playoff-contending Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. The Panthers won the first two games on their trek to the west coast before giving up 10 total goals in losses to Los Angeles and Vegas to fall two points behind Toronto for third place in the Atlantic Division.

Blackhawks vs. Blues Preview and Predictions

The St. Louis Blues elected to stand pat at the NHL trade deadline, and perhaps for good reason after piecing together four straight strong defensive performances to strengthen their position atop the Western Conference. The Blues bid to record their fifth consecutive victory on Tuesday when they open a three-game homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blue Jackets vs. Wild Preview and Predictions

The Columbus Blue Jackets suffered two more injuries, but put an end to an eight-game losing streak on trade deadline day and aim to make it two in a row 24 hours later when they visit the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets were 0-3-5 in their previous eight games before Emil Bemstrom scored late in overtime for a 4-3 victory over Ottawa on Monday to move into one of the two wild-card positions in the Eastern Conference.

Senators vs. Predators Preview and Predictions

The Nashville Predators have lost more games than they have won but find themselves well within striking distance of a playoff spot as they host the depleted Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Nashville snapped a two-game slide and improved to 4-1-1 in its last six games with a 4-3 shootout victory over Columbus on Saturday and is two points behind wild-card holders Arizona and Calgary with four games in hand on the Coyotes and two on the Flames.

Devils vs. Red Wings Preview and Predictions

The New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings both occupy the basement of their respective divisions in the Eastern Conference, so it was hardly surprising that both clubs were busy at Monday afternoon's trade deadline. The Devils continued their roster shuffle with two more deals before heading out on a five-game road trip that begins Tuesday at Detroit.

Flames vs. Bruins Preview and Predictions

The Boston Bruins are leading the chase for the Presidents' Trophy for the league's best record and thus saw no need to make major changes to their lineup at Monday's trade deadline despite coming off their most lopsided defeat of the season. Winners of 11 of their last 13 games, the Bruins return home to host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Sharks vs. Flyers Preview and Predictions

The Philadelphia Flyers have benefited from a season-long dominance at home and a sterling 17-game stretch overall (12-4-1) to find themselves within earshot of the penthouse in the Metropolitan Division. The surging Flyers look to continue their ascent on Tuesday when they host the sputtering San Jose Sharks, who have dropped four in a row.

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Preview and Predictions

A pair of teams looking to rebound from embarrassing defeats look to get back on track when the Toronto Maple Leafs start a two-game trip to the Sunshine State on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Maple Leafs could not rally against Carolina’s emergency goalie David Ayres in a 6-3 loss at home while the Lightning have dropped two in a row after falling 7-3 at Arizona on Saturday night.

Rangers vs. Islanders Preview and Predictions

The New York Rangers and Islanders gave the tabloids enough news to fill a special section on Monday, and neither team took the ice. After a significant trade, a pair of big-money contracts and even a car accident highlighted their off-days, the Metropolitan Division rivals look to get the last word on Tuesday when they meet at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Jets vs. Capitals Preview and Predictions

The Washington Capitals lead the Metropolitan Division and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference entering Tuesday’s home contest against the Winnipeg Jets. It was a noteworthy weekend for the Capitals, who saw captain Alex Ovechkin score his 700th career goal in Saturday’s loss to New Jersey, then bounced back to down Pittsburgh on Sunday and later announced it had acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk from Montreal for the stretch run.

Canucks vs. Canadiens Preview and Predictions

Coming off one of the best offensive performance the NHL has seen this season, the Vancouver Canucks will embark on a four-game road trip that begins Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens. Seven players registered multi-point efforts for the Canucks Saturday as they skated past the Bruins 9-3 - the third team this season to register nine goals in a game (Colorado and Tampa Bay).

Stars vs. Hurricanes Preview and Predictions

Two days removed from having to use a 42-year-old Zamboni driver in net to beat Toronto, the Carolina Hurricanes showed they can be equally resourceful in plugging some major holes at Monday's trade deadline. Sitting two points out of the top wild card, the retooled Hurricanes enter a rugged stretch against the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Senators vs. Blue Jackets Preview and Predictions

The injury-ravaged Columbus Blue Jackets are in a virtual tie for the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference despite eight straight losses and aim to snap the streak when the Ottawa Senators visit Monday night. The Blue Jackets have picked up five points during their run of losses, including a 4-3 shootout setback Saturday in Nashville that left them in a three-way tie with the New York Islanders and Carolina for two wild card spots.

Golden Knights vs. Ducks Preview and Predictions

The surging Vegas Golden Knights try to increase their Pacific lead when they visit the struggling Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. Vegas leads Vancouver in the crowded division by two points after winning its fifth consecutive game, 5-3 over the Florida Panthers on Saturday as the offensive continues to click with 20 goals during the run.

Oilers vs. Kings Preview and Predictions

The Edmonton Oilers have done a good job of keeping their heads above water the past six games without superstar forward Connor McDavid as they’ve skated to a 3-2-1 mark. Edmonton is expected to have its captain back in the lineup Sunday when it opens a three-game road trip against the Los Angeles Kings.

Blues vs. Wild Preview and Predictions

Following an extended hiccup that caused them to reliquish sole possession of first place in the Central Division, the St. Louis Blues are back on track and looking like the team that hoisted the Stanley Cup last season. The Blues take aim at their fourth consecutive victory when they close out a two-game road trip at the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.