Your Week in NHL Hockey, October 23-29: Hot Starts and Road Trips

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EDMONTON, AB – OCTOBER 20: Darnell Nurse #25 and Anton Lander #51 of the Edmonton Oilers discuss play during the game against the St. Louis Blues on October 20, 2016 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Wednesday, October 26

Nationally televised in the United States

Boston Bruins at New York Rangers (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN; TVAS in Canada)

Locally televised in the United States and/or televised in Canada

Montréal Canadiens at New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET; MSG+; SNOne and RDS in Canada)

Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers (9:30 p.m. ET; CSN DC; SNOne in Canada)

Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks (10:30 p.m. ET; Prime and Fox Sports Tennessee)

Best bets: Capitals-Oilers, Bruins-Rangers

Really, any game here deserves at least a check-in, even Canadiens-Islanders and the Predators-Ducks matches. However, the Capitals-Oilers game looks to be a very interesting clash indeed. As we’ve mentioned previously, the Oilers have had a great season start, and so have the Capitals. (We just expected it a little more from the Capitals.) Both of them sport positive goal differentials, too. The Capitals have also done well enough in their few away games this season, and the Oilers have defended their home stadium well, too.

As for the Bruins and Rangers, meanwhile, Boston has also done well overall in starting the season, and has done just fine on the road so far. Meanwhile, the Rangers are looking for as many points as possible in what looks to be a competitive Metropolitan division.