Colorado Avalanche vs Boston Bruins
The second part of a home and home series with these sides sees Colorado looking to back up Monday morning’s 4-0 win in Boston in front of their home fans. The Bruins are still without their leading center in Patrice Bergeron who did not travel. His two-way presence harms the Bruins potential to both score and stop goals as his effort is very difficult to replace. Colorado had the lowest number of home wins in the league last season and the Bruins should be able to get themselves back on track.
Anaheim Ducks vs New York Islanders
Games involving the New York Islanders have produced plenty of goals but some mixed results for the team, having won one, lost one and dropped their last game in overtime. This is the second part of a four game road trip for them and it will not get much easier for the Islanders as it progresses. The Ducks on the other hand are in the middle of a four game home stand and will want to set up a good platform to build some momentum. With that in mind I would take the Ducks to get home here however it will certainly be a high scoring game.
Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames
The final game on Thursday’s schedule has the Kings facing off against Calgary in a Pacific Division showdown. LA have had a perfect 2-0 start recording convincing wins over San Jose and Philadelphia. Calgary lost first up to Edmonton but have bounced back with two convincing wins over Winnepeg and Anaheim. Both of those wins have come against opposition that is not at the same level as the Kings and this should be a bit too much for the Canadian visitors.