NFL Week 17 Pick’em Results *Updated*

NFL Week 17 Picks

The conclusion of the NFL regular season is finally here. Week 17 is usually wacky, so anything can happen. For a rare change, the guys agreed across the board on several games. Take it to the bank: the Lions, Colts, Vikings, Pats, Skins, and Seahawks are all locks. Furthermore, there are five games that four out of the five contributors agree on. TyGuy clearly doesn’t want to see the Browns go 0-16. For a guy that has profusely cussed out the city of Cleveland on several occasions, he somehow has sympathy for Hue Jackson and the Dawg Pound. In the other four one-against-four games, Johnny Gorgonzola is attempting a hail mary with no time on the clock. Rongy has the Titans, Raiders, Bucs, and Bengals all in upsets. Who wants to make some bets? NFL Week 17 Picks here:  

*NOTE*

In an attempt to redeem his disappointing 6-8 effort, Panda was given an opportunity get his record above five hundred so he could be eligible for the guest contributor playoffs.

1:00 PM Games

Green Bay Packers 11 @ Detroit Lions 35

  • Packers
    • None
  • Lions
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Houston Texans 13 @ Indianapolis Colts 22

  • Texans
    • None
  • Colts
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Chicago Bears 10 @ Minnesota Vikings 23

  • Bears
    • None
  • Vikings
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

New York Jets 6 @ New England Patriots 26

  • Jets
    • None
  • Patriots
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Washington Redskins 10 @ New York Giants 18

  • Redskins
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
  • Giants
    • Panda

Dallas Cowboys 6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0

  • Cowboys
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
  • Eagles
    • TyGuy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Cleveland Browns 24 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 28

  • Browns
    • TyGuy
  • Steelers
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

4:30 PM Games

Carolina Panthers (11-4) @ Atlanta Falcons (9-6)

  • Panthers
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Panda
  • Falcons
    • TyGuy
    • Cannon

Kansas City Chiefs 27 @ Denver Broncos 24

  • Chiefs
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Panda
  • Broncos
    • TyGuy
    • Cannon

Jacksonville Jaguars 10 @ Tennessee Titans 15

  • Jaguars
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon
    • Panda
  • Titans
    • Rongy

San Francisco 49ers 34 @ Los Angeles Rams 13

  • 49ers
    • TyGuy
    • Rongy
  • Rams
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Buffalo Bills 22 @ Miami Dolphins 16

  • Bills
    • TyGuy
    • Rongy
    • Panda
  • Dolphins
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon

Oakland Raiders 10 @ Los Angeles Chargers 30

  • Raiders
    • Rongy
  • Chargers
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Arizona Cardinals 26 @ Seattle Seahawks 24

  • Cardinals
    • None
  • Seahawks
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Rongy
    • Cannon
    • Panda

New Orleans Saints 24 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31

  • Saints
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon
    • Panda
  • Buccaneers
    • Rongy

Cincinnati Bengals 31 @ Baltimore Ravens 27

  • Bengals
    • Rongy
  • Ravens
    • TyGuy
    • TreBabs
    • Cannon
    • Panda

Week 17 Staff Results

1. Rongy (12-4)

2. Panda (9-7)

T3. TyGuy (8-8)

T3. TreBabs (8-8)

5. Cannon (7-9)

Regular Season Results

TyGuy (157-72) (69%)

TreBabs (170-86) (66%)

Rongy (169-87) (66%)

Cannon (164-92) (64%)


Guest Contributor Rankings:

  1. Drew Peacock 12-1 (92%)
  2. Conny: 11-4 (73%)
  3. Greggles: 10-4 (71%)
  4. Robs: 9-7 (56%)
  5. Nicky M: 9-7 (56%)
  6. Panda: 15-15 (50%)

NFL Week 16 Pick’em Results *Updated*

Last Night in Hockey (12/30)

Last Night in Hockey (12/30)

Last Night in Hockey (12/30) twelve teams took the ice. There were three shutouts. Two teams won on the road. Twenty-nine goals were scored. Check out the action here.

5 – Boston Bruins (21-10-6)

0 – Ottawa Senators (12-17-8)

The B’s blanked the Sens in Ottawa behind the brick wall that is Tuukka Rask. Ryan Spooner netted two goals in the contest, including a Power Play lamp-lighter to ignite the Bruin offense.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • Ryan Spooner (2) (PP)
      • David Backes
      • David Krejci

2nd Period

  • Boston (2-0)
    • Noel Acciari (4)
      • Torey Krug
      • Tim Schaller
  • Boston (3-0)
    • Spooner (3)
  • Boston (4-0)
    • Krejci (6) (PP)
      • Backes
      • Carlie McAvoy

3rd Period

  • Boston (5-0)
    • Patrice Bergeron (11) (PP)
      • Krug
      • David Pastrnak

 


0 – Montreal Canadiens (16-19-4)

2 – Florida Panthers (17-16-5)

In their second meeting of the season, the Panthers were able to get revenge on home ice. James Reimer (38/38 SA) posted a shutout in goal while Connor Brickley and Vincent Trocheck provided the offense. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Florida (1-0)
    • Connor Brickley (4)
      • Mark Pysyk
      • Michael Matheson

3rd Period

  • Florida (2-0)
    • Vincent Trocheck (15)
      • Mackenzie Weegar
      • Brickley

 


2 – New Jersey Devils (22-10-6)

5 – Washington Capitals (24-13-3)

Despite not scoring a goal, Alexander the Great had three helpers to lead the Caps to a good home win against the Devils. Braden Holtby (25/27 SA) outdueled Cory Schneider (30/34 SA) to earn the victory between the pipes. After winning five straight, the Devils have lost two in as many days.

1st Period

  • Washington (1-0)
    • Tom Wilson (6)
      • Christian Djoos
      • John Carlson
  • Washington (2-0)
    • Djoos (3)
      • Nicklas Backstrom
      • Alex Ovechkin
  • New Jersey (1-2)
    • John Moore (6)
      • Travis Zajac
      • Marcus Johansson

2nd Period

  • Washington (3-1)
    • John Carlson (4) (PP)
      • Backstrom
      • Ovechkin

3rd Period

  • Washington (4-1)
    • Matt Niskanen (3)
      • Devante Smith-Pelly
      • Ovechkin
  • New Jersey (2-4)
    • Zajac (3)
      • Johansson
      • Sami Vatanen
  • Washington (5-2)
    • Backstrom (8)
      • Carlson

 


2 – Carolina Hurricanes (18-13-7)

3 – St. Louis Blues (24-15-2)

After the Blues marched out to a two-goal lead, the Canes were able to rally back and tie the game in the second period. Unfourtunalty for Carolina, Scottie Upshall beat Scott Darling midway through the third to eventually win the game. Carter Hutton took home the victory in goal for St. Louis. The loss snaps the Hurricanes four-game winning streak.

1st Period

  • St. Louis (1-0)
    • Kyle Brodziak (7)
      • Alexander Steen
      • Alex Pietrangelo

2nd Period

  • St. Louis (2-0)
    • Patrik Berglund (6)
      • Pietrangelo
      • Brodziak
  • Carolina (1-2)
    • Derek Ryan (9)
  • Carolina (2-2)
    • Lucas Wallmark (1)
      • Noah Hanifin
      • Sebastian Aho

3rd Period

  • St. Louis (3-2)
    • Scottie Upshall (6)
      • Brayden Schenn
      • Vladimir Tarasenko

 

 


0 – Minnesota Wild (20-16-3)

3 – Nashville Predators (23-10-5)

For forty-two minutes the Preds and Wild skated with zeros on the scoreboard. Then Scott Hartnell found the back of the net and the Nashville offense suddenly exploded. In the third, the Preds lit the lamp three times to secure victory for Juuse Saros (29/29 SA) in net. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • Nashville (1-0)
    • Scott Hartnell (5)
      • Nick Bonino
      • Matt Irwin
  • Nashville (2-0)
    • P.K. Subban (9) (PP)
      • Calle Jarnkrok
      • Ryan Johansen
  • Nashville (3-0)
    • Viktor Arvidsson (12)
      • Subban
      • Jarnkrok

 


4 – Los Angeles Kings (23-11-5)

3 – Vancouver Canucks (16-18-5)

The Kings and Canucks went back and forth all night in British Columbia last evening. Nic Dowd notched his first goal of the season to give the Canucks a lead less than a minute into the third. However, a minute and a half later the King’s Kyle Clifford tied it with his first goal of the season and the wily veteran Drew Doughty drained the game-winner four minutes after that. 

1st Period

  • Vancouver (1-0)
    • Troy Stecher (1)
  • Los Angeles (1-1)
    • Tyler Toffoli (17)
      • Marian Gaborik
      • Adrian Kempe
  • Los Angeles (2-1)
    • Gaborik (7) (PP)
      • Trevor Lewis
      • Toffoli

2nd Period

  • Vancouver (2-2)
    • Nikolay Goldobin (2)
      • Ben Hutton
      • Jacob Markstrom

3rd Period

  • Vancouver (3-2)
    • Nic Dowd (1)
      • Markus Granlund
      • Hutton
  • Los Angeles (3-3)
    • Kyle Clifford (1)
      • Trevor Lewis
      • Kevin Gravel
  • Los Angeles (4-3)
    • Drew Doughty (7)
      • Toffoli

 

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/29)

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 17 *Updated*

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 17

Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 17. For each NFL game on Sunday, we’ll present 2-4 players at a single position group. In addition, we’ll provide a single focus statistic. Then rank the players in the order you think they will finish in that statistical category for the game. You can only rank the players presented. Furthermore, if there is a tie within the statistical category, all tied positions will be considered.

For example, let’s look at Week 14’s Ravens versus Steelers game.

Week 14 Pittsburgh vs Baltimore

Position Group: Wide Receivers

Focus Statistic: Targets

Player Pool: Mike Wallace (BAL), Jeremy Maclin (BAL), Antonio Brown (PIT), Martavius Bryant (PIT)

The Correct Rankings would have been:

  1. Brown – 18
  2. Maclin -11
  3. Bryant- 10
  4. Wallace- 5

To win, you must have the rankings 100% correct for every game on the slate. Email your rankings to Contact@QuarterMasterSports.com before Sunday’s contest begin. The winner each week will be eligible for QuarterMaster prizes

Week 17

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

  • Position Group: Wide Receivers
  • Focus Stat: Targets
  • Player Pool
    • GB- Randall Cobb
    • GB- Michael Clark
    • DET- Marvin Jones
    • DET- Kenny Golladay
  • Correct Rankings

1. Randall Cobb – 6

T2/3. Marvin Jones – 5

T2/3. Michael Grant – 5

4. Kenny Golladay – 3

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

  • Position Group: Quarterbacks
  • Focus Stat: Passing Attempts
  • Player Pool
    • HOU- TJ Yates
    • HOU- Taylor Heinicke
    • IND- Jacoby Brissett
  • Correct Rankings

1. Jacoby Brissett -25

2. TJ Yates – 24

3. Taylor Heinicke – 0

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

  • Position Group: Linebackers
  • Focus Stat: Total Tackles
  • Player Pool
    • CHI- Danny Trevathan
    • CHI- Nick Kwiatkoski
    • MIN- Eric Kendricks
    • MIN- Anthony Barr
  • Correct Rankings

1. Nick Kwiatkoski – 10

2. Danny Trevathan – 7

3. Anthony Barr – 5

4. Eric Kendricks – 4

New York Jets at New England Patriots

  • Position Group: D-Line
  • Focus Stat: Tackles for Loss
  • Player Pool
    • NYJ- Steve McLendon
    • NYJ- Mike Pennel
    • NE- Trey Flowers
    • NE- Malcolm Brown
  • Correct Rankings

1. Malcolm Brown – 0.5

T2/3/4. Trey Flowers – 0

T2/3/4. Mike Pennel – 0

T2/3/4. Steve McLendon – 0

Washington Redskins at New York Giants

  • Position Group: Runningbacks
  • Focus Stat: Rushing Yards
  • Player Pool
    • WAS- Samaje Perine
    • NYG- Wayne Gallman
    • NYG- Paul Perkins
    • NY- Orleans Darkwa
  • Correct Rankings

1. Orleans Darkwa – 154

2. Wayne Gallaman – 89

3. Paul Perkins – 7

4. Samaje Perine – 3

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

  • Position Group: Kickers
  • Focus Stat: Made Field Goals
  • Player Pool
    • DAL – Dan Bailey
    • PHI – Jake Elliott
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2. Dan Bailey – 0

T1/2. Jake Elliott – 0 

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Position Group: Receivers
  • Focus Stat: Totals Yards
  • Player Pool
    • CLE- Josh Gordon
    • PIT- Martavis Bryant
    • PIT- Juju Smith-Schuster
  • Correct Rankings

1. Juju Smith-Schuster – 143

2. Josh Gordon – 115

3. Martavis Bryant – 65

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

  • Position Group: Linebackers
  • Focus Stat: Total Tackles
  • Player Pool
    • CAR- Luke Kuechly
    • CAR- Thomas Davis
    • ATL- Deion Jones
    • ATL- Vic Beasley Jr.
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2/3. Luke Kuechly – 10

T1/2/3. Thomas Davis – 10

T1/2/3. Deion Jones – 10

4. Vic Beasley Jr. – 1

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

  • Position Group: Receivers/Tight Ends
  • Focus Stat: Longest Play
  • Player Pool
    • KC- Travis Kelce
    • DEN- Demaryius Thomas
  • Correct Rankings

1. DeMarius Thomas – 19

2. Travis Kelce – 0

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

  • Position Group: Quarterbacks
  • Focus Stat: Interceptions
  • Player Pool
    • JAX – Blake Bortles
    • TEN – Marcus Mariota
  • Correct Rankings

1. Blake Bortles – 2

2. Marcus Mariota – 0

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

  • Position Group: Quarterbacks
  • Focus Stat: Touchdowns
  • Player Pool
    • LAR – Jared Goff
    • LAR- Sean Mannion
    • SF- Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Correct Rankings

1. Jimmy Garoppolo – 2

T2/3. Jared Goff – 0

T2/3. Sean Mannion – 0

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

  • Position Group: Punter
  • Focus Stat: Average Yards
  • Player Pool 
    • BUF- Colton Schmidt
    • MIA- Matt Haack
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2. Matt Haack – 46.5

T1/2. Colton Schmidt – 46.5

Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

  • Position Group: Defensive Backs
  • Focus Stat: Total Tackles
  • Player Pool
    • OAK- Reggie Nelson
    • OAK- Dexter McDonald
    • LAC- Jahleel Addae
    • LAC- Tre Boston
  • Correct Rankings

T1/2. Reggie Nelson – 7

T1/2. Tre Boston – 7

3. Jahleel Addae – 4

4. Dexter McDonald – 1

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

  • Position Group: O-Line
  • Focus Stat: Sacks Allowed
  • Player Pool
    • ARI- Cardinals O-Line
    • SEA- Seahawks O-Line
  • Correct Rankings

1. Seahawks OL – 3

2. Cardinals OL – 1

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Position Group: Runningbacks
  • Focus Stat: Total Yards
  • Player Pool
    • TB- Peyton Barber
    • TB- Doug Martin
    • NO- Alvin Kamara
    • NO- Mark Ingram
  • Correct Rankings

1. Alvin Kamara – 128

2. Peyton Barber – 89

3. Mark Ingram -45

4. Doug Martin – -3

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

  • Position Group: Kickers
  • Focus Stat: Field Goals Made
  • Player Pool
    • CIN- Randy Bullock
    • BAL- Justin Tucker
  • Correct Rankings

1. Justin Tucker – 2

2. Randy Bullock – 1


Sunday Side Bets: NFL Week 16 *Updated

Last Night in the NHL (12/29)

Last Night in the NHL (12/29)

Last Night in the NHL (12/29) 67 goals were scored between all 22 teams that played. 

4 – Buffalo Sabres (10-20-8)

3 – New Jersey Devils (22-9-6)

Final/OT

After going down 3-1 late in the 2nd on the road, the Sabres were able to battle back behind Jack Eichel’s two goals to tie it. In the extra session, Rasmus Ristolainen found the back of the net for the first time this season to lift the Sabres to double-digit wins. Robin Lehner (35/38 SA) earned the win in goal.

1st Period

  • NJ (1-0)
    • Miles Wood (10)
      • Stefan Noesen
      • Pavel Zacha

2nd Period

  • BUF (1-1)
    • Jacob Josefson (2)
      • Jordan Nolan
  • NJ (2-1)
    • Marcus Johansson (5) (PP)
      • Sami Vatanen
      • Nico Hischier
  • NJ (3-1)
    • John Moore (5)
      • Brian Gibbons
  • BUF (2-3)
    • Jack Eichel (14)
      • Jake McCabe
      • Zemgus Girgensons

3rd Period

  • BUF (3-3)
    • Eichel (15) (PP)
      • Kyle Okposo
      • Rasmus Ristolainen

Overtime

  • BUF (4-3)
    • Ristolainen (1)
      • Ryan O’Reilly

 


4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-14-3)

5 – Ottawa Senators (12-16-8)

In Ottawa, a boring first period morphed into a wild second period quickly. After a scoreless first, the scoreboard exploded in the second for six combined goals. Later in the third, Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan beat Sergei Bobrovsky to propel the Sens to a win. Mike Condon earned the win. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • CBJ (1-0)
    • Sonny Milano (7)
      • Boone Jenner
      • Markus Nutivaara
  • OTT (1-1)
    • Derick Brassard (10)
      • Erik Karlsson
      • Mark Stone
  • CBJ (2-1)
    • Josh Anderson (14)
      • Artemi Panarin
  • CBJ (3-1)
    • Milano (8)
      • Seth Jones
  • OTT (2-3)
    • Nick Paul (1)
      • Dion Phaneuf
      • Nate Thompson
  • OTT (3-3)
    • Matt Duchene (7)
      • Oduya

3rd Period

  • OTT (4-3)
    • Mark Stone (15)
      • Phaneuf
  • OTT (5-3)
    • Bobby Ryan (5)
      • Karlsson
  • CBJ (4-5)
    • Zach Werenski (11) (PP)
      • Josh Anderson
      • Pierre-Luc Dubois

 


2 – New York Rangers (20-13-5)

3 – Detroit Red Wings (14-16-7)

Final/SO

Frans Nielsen had a chance to end the game with a penalty shot in OT but missed. He made up for it in the shootout to lift the Wings to victory against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. Jimmy Howard turned away 37 of 38 shots to earn the win.

1st Period

  • NYR (1-0)
    • David Desharnais (4)
      • Jimmy Vesey

2nd Period

  • DET (1-1)
    • Andreas Athanasiou (6)
      • Dylan Larkin

3rd Period

  • NYR (2-1)
    • Vinni Lettieri (1)
      • Boo Nieves
  • DET (2-2)
    • Henrik Zetterberg (6)
      • Gustav Nyquist

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Detroit Wins Shootout 2-0
    • Frans Nielsen

 


5 – Philadelphia Flyers (16-14-8)

3 –  Tampa Bay Lightning (27-8-2)

Claude Giroux was passing out gifts all night. Philly’s star left winger totaled three assists to upset the league-best Bolts. Brian Elliott took home the win for the Flyers.

1st Period

  • TB (1-0)
    • Steven Stamkos (16) (PP)
      • Nikita Kucherov
      • Victor Hedman

2nd Period

  • PHI (1-1)
    • Wayne Simmonds (12) (PP)
      • Sean Couturier
      • Jakub Voracek
  • PHI (2-1)
    • Shayne Gostisbehere (8)
      • Simmonds
      • Claude Giroux
  • TB (2-2)
    • Brayden Point (16)
      • Ondrej Palat
      • Kucherov
  • PHI (3-2)
    • Couturier (18)
      • Giroux
      • Travis Konecny

3rd Period

  • PHI (4-2)
    • Brandon Manning (4)
      • Giroux
      • Konecny
  • TB (3-4)
    • Tyler Johnson (10) (SH)
  • PHI (5-3)
    • Valtteri Filppula (9)
      • Voracek
      • Couturier

 


1 – Pittsburgh Penguins (19-17-3)

2 – Carolina Hurricanes (18-12-7)

Add the two-time defending champion Penguins to the Hurricanes list. Carolina has won four straight after taking out the Pens in Raleigh. Sebastian Aho played the role of hero. The young Swede ticked the twine late in the second to earn Cam Ward his sixth straight victory in goal for the Canes.

1st Period

  • PIT (1-0)
    • Brian Dumoulin (2)
      • Jake Guentzel
      • Tristan Jarry

2nd Period

  • Carolina (1-1)
    • Derek Ryan (8)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Klas Dahlbeck
  • Carolina (2-1)
    • Sebastian Aho (11)

3rd Period

  • None

 


2 – Nashville Predators (22-15-5)

4 – Minnesota Wild (20-15-3)

Mikael Granlund earned a hat trick on an empty-netter late, but his two goals in the first earned the Wild their second game in as many games. Devan Dubnyk stuffed 41 of 43 shots to win the game for the Wild.

1st Period

  • MIN (1-0)
    • Mikael Granlund (9)
      • Matt Dumba
  • NSH (1-1)
    • P.K. Subban (8)
      • Alexei Emelin
  • MIN (2-1)
    • Granlund (10) (PP)
      • Jared Spurgeon
      • Ryan Suter

2nd Period

  • MIN (3-1)
    • Dumba (7)
      • Jonas Brodin
      • Matt Cullen

3rd Period

  • NSH (2-3)
    • Kyle Turris (8) (PP)
      • Subban
      • Roman Josi
  • MIN (4-2)
    • Granlund (11)
      • Eric Staal
      • Mikko Koivu

 


2 – New York Islanders (20-14-4)

4 – Winnipeg Jets (22-11-6)

1st Period

  • WPG (1-0)
    • Shawn Matthias (1)
      • Adam Lowry
  • WPG (2-0)
    • Blake Wheeler (10)
      • Kyle Connor
      • Patrik Laine

2nd Period

  • NYI (1-2)
    • Anders Lee (23)
      • John Tavares
      • John Bailey

3rd Period

  • WPG (3-1)
    • Connor (12)
      • Laine
  • WPG (4-1)
    • Lowry (8) (PP)
      • Jacob Trouba
      • Wheeler
  • NYI (2-4)
    • Lee (24)
      • Ryan Pulock

 


2 – St. Louis Blues (23-15-2)

4 – Dallas Stars (21-15-3)

Despite a Blue’s lead in the 2nd, the Stars were able to defend home ice behind Alex Radulov’s two goals and Jamie Benn’s goal and assist. Ben Bishop earned the win between the pipes.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • DAL (1-0)
    • Mattias Janmark (8)
      • Julius Honka
      • Jason Spezza

3rd Period

  • STL (1-1)
    • Vladimir Tarasenko (16)
  • STL (2-1)
    • Tage Thompson (2)
      • Alex Pietrangelo
      • Alexander Steen
  • DAL (2-2)
    • Jamie Benn (16)
  • DAL (3-2)
    • Alexander Radulov (13) (PP)
      • John Klingberg
      • Esa Lindell
  • DAL (4-2)
    • Radulov (14)
      • Dan Hamhuis
      • Benn

 


3 – Toronto Maple Leafs (23-14-2)

4 – Colorado Avalanche (18-16-3)

Final/OT

Three points from Nathan Mackinnon and a winner from J.T. Compher in overtime guided the Av’s to a victory Friday night. In goal, Semyon Varlamov (31/34 SA) took home the win in net.

1st Period

  • COL (1-0)
    • Nathan MacKinnon (16)
      • Gabriel Landeskog
  • TOR (1-1)
    • Matt Martin (3)
      • Josh Leivo
      • Roman Palak

2nd Period

  • COL (2-1)
    • Mikko Rantanen (12)
      • MacKinnon
      • Nikita Zadorov
  • TOR (2-2)
    • Palak (2)
      • Andreas Borgman
      • Patrick Marleau

3rd Period

  • COL (3-2)
    • Alexander Kerfoot (10)
      • Zadorov
      • MacKinnon
  • TOR (3-3)
    • James van Riemsdyk (17)
      • Morgan Rielly
      • Jake Gardiner

Overtime

  • COL (4-3)
    • J.T. Compher (7) (PP)
      • Samuel Giard
      • Carl Soderberg

 


4 – Chicago Blackhawks (18-14-5)

3 – Edmonton Oilers (17-18-3)

Final/OT

Edmonton was able to score two goals late in the third, but it was enough to top the Blackhawks in OT. Patrick Kane ended the game 50 seconds into the extra session to propel the Hawks to a win. Jeff Glass (42/45 SA) earned the win in net.

1st Period

  • EDM (1-0)
    • Jesse Puljujarvi (8) (PP)
      • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
      • Oscar Klefbom
  • CHI (1-1)
    • Ryan Hartman (7)
      • Patrick Kane
      • Nick Schmaltz

2nd Period

  • CHI (2-1)
    • Alex DeBrincat (13) (PP)
      • Schmaltz
      • Duncan Keith

3rd Period

  • CHI (3-1)
    • Jordan Oesterle (1) (PP)
      • Vinnie Hinostroza
  • EDM (2-3)
    • Nugent-Hopkins (15)
      • Puljujarvi
      • Andrej Sekera
  • EDM (3-3)
    • Leon Draisaitl (10)
      • Nugent-Hopkins
      • Patrick Maroon

Overtime

  • CHI (4-3)
    • Kane (16)
      • Keith
      • Schmaltz

 


1 – Calgary Flames (18-16-4)

2 – Anaheim Ducks (17-14-8)

Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell hooked up twice to led the Ducks to a home win against Calgary. Calgary as now lost three straight and six of their last eight. John Gibson took home the victory between the pipes.

1st Period

  • ANA (1-0)
    • Cam Fowler
      • Ryan Getzlaf
      • Rickard Rakell

2nd Period

  • CAL (1-1)
    • Micheal Ferland (15)
      • Matt Bartkowski
      • Mike Smith

3rd Period

  • ANA (2-1)
    • Rakell (12) (PP)
      • Getzlaf
      • Silfverberg

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28) there were seven games on the slate. 

3 – Boston Bruins (20-10-6)

4 – Washington Capitals (23-13-3)

Final/SO

In the nation’s capital, the B’s and Caps went back and forth for sixty-five minutes without determining a winner. Furthermore, neither team scored on either of their first two shootout attempts. Finally, on Washington’s third attempt, Alex Ovechkin buried one to send the Capitals to victory. Braden Holtby earned the win in goal.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • David Backes (6)
      • Riley Nash
      • Danton Heinen
  • Boston (2-0)
    • Noel Acciari (3)
      • Sean Kuraly

2nd Period

  • Washington (1-2)
    • Lars Eller (5)
      • Tom Wilson
  • Washington (2-2)
    • Alex Ovechkin (24) (PP)
      • John Carlson
      • Evgeny Kuznetsov

3rd Period

  • Boston (3-2)
    • Backes (7)
      • Heinen
      • Jake DeBrusk
  • Washington (3-3)
    • Brett Connolly (8)
      • Eller
      • Madison Bowey

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Washington Wins Shootout 1-0
    • Alex Ovechkin

 


1 – Montreal Canadiens (16-18-4)

3 – Tampa Bay Lightning (27-7-2)

Though they got off to a slow start, the Tampa Bay was able to handle the Canadiens at home. Steven Stamkos had his third multi-goal game of the season and his first in over a month. Andrei Vasilevskiy (31/ 32 SA) earned the victory in net. Tampa Bay is now 10-1-0 in their last 11 games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Montreal (1-0)
    • Brenden Gallagher (15) (PP)
      • Charles Hudon
      • Joe Morrow
  • Tampa Bay (1-1)
    • Steven Stamkos (14)
      • Nikita Kucherov
      • Victor Hedman

3rd Period

  • Tampa Bay (2-1)
    • Brayden Point (15)
      • Tyler Johnson
      • Ondrej Palat
  • Tampa Bay (3-1)
    • Stamkos (15) (PP)
      • Vladislav Namestnikov
      • Palat

 


7 – Toronto Maple Leafs (23-14-1)

4 – Arizona Coyotes (9-26-5)

Patrick Marleau (2 G, 1 A) and Mitch Marner (1 G, 2 A) each notched three points to lead the Maple Leafs over the Coyotes in Glendale. Despite allowing four goals, Frederik Andersen (30/34 SA) earned the win in goal. Toronto ends their five-game road trip with games in Denver and Vegas on Friday and Sunday.

1st Period

  • Toronto (1-0)
    • Zach Hyman (7) (SH)
  • Toronto (2-0)
    • Auston Matthews (15)
      • William Nylander
      • Jake Gardiner
  • Toronto (3-0)
    • Mitchell Marner (5)
      • Tyler Bozak
      • James van Riemsdyk
  • Arizona (1-3)
    • Josh Archibald (1)
      • Jordan Martinook
  • Arizona (2-3)
    • Brendan Perlini (9)
      • Tobias Rieder
      • Derek Stepan

2nd Period

  • Toronto (4-2)
    • Patrick Marleau (13) (PP)
      • Marner
      • Morgan Rielly
  • Toronto (5-2)
    • William Nylander (8)
  • Toronto (6-2)
    • Marleau (14)
      • Marner
      • Leo Komarov
  • Arizona (3-6)
    • Martinook (3)
      • Rieder
      • Jakob Chychrun

3rd Period

  • Arizona (4-6)
    • Christian Fischer (10) (PP)
      • Clayton Keller
      • Alex Goligoski
  • Toronto (7-4)
    • Connor Brown (10)
      • Rielly
      • Marleau

 


2 – Philadelphia Flyers (15-14-8)

3 – Florida Panthers (16-16-5)

After hopping out to a three-goal lead in the second period, the Panthers were able to hold off a late Philly assault to secure victory at home. James Reimer (29/31 SA) earned the win between the pipes. The suddenly-hot Panthers have now won four straight. On the other side, the Flyers are losers of three straight and four of five overall.

1st Period

  • Florida (1-0)
    • Jared McCann (5)
      • Nick Bjugstad
      • Michael Matheson

2nd Period

  • Florida (2-0)
    • Derek MacKenzie (1) (SH)
      • Colton Sceviour
  • Florida (3-0)
    • Jonathan Huberdeau (13)
      • Bjugstad
      • Alexsander Barkov

3rd Period

  • Philadelphia (1-3)
    • Scott Laughton
      • Travis Konecny
      • Michael Raffl
  • Philadelphia (2-3)
    • Sean Couturier (17)
      • Shayne Gostisbehere
      • Claude Giroux

 


2 – Chicago Blackhawks (17-14-5)

5 – Vancouver Canucks (16-17-5)

The Canucks snapped their four-game funk thanks to a massive night from their second line. Thomas Vanek, Sam Gagner, and Brock Boeser were responsible for all five Vancouver goals to earn Jacob Markstrom a victory in net. Vancouver’s struggles end for one night but sport a record of 2-7-1 in their last ten games. Chicago has lost three straight.

1st Period

  • Vancouver (1-0)
    • Sam Gagner (5)
      • Nikolay Goldobin
      • Thomas Vanek
  • Chicago (1-1)
    • Nick Schmaltz (7) (PP)
      • Patrick Kane
      • Duncan Keith

2nd Period

  • Vancouver (2-1)
    • Thomas Vanek (11)
      • Gagner
      • Brock Boeser

3rd Period

  • Vancouver (3-1)
    • Gagner (6)
      • Vanek
      • Boeser
  • Vancouver (4-1)
    • Vanek (12)
      • Boeser
      • Troy Stecher
  • Vancouver (5-1)
    • Boeser (21)
      • Vanek
      • Alex Edler
  • Chicago (2-5)
    • Ryan Hartman (6)
      • Alex DeBrincat
      • John Hayden

 


2 – Calgary Flames (18-15-4)

3 – San Jose Sharks (19-11-4)

Final/SO

Sixty-five minutes wouldn’t suffice this evening in San Jose. After battling valiantly for the entirety of regulation and a five minute overtime period, the Sharks emerged victorious behind the stick of Joe Pavelski. In goal, Martin Jones (32/34 SA) earned the win for San Jose. The overtime session is the Sharks fifth in their last nine games (6-1-2). Calgary has lost their last three shootouts.

1st Period

  • Calgary (1-0)
    • Garnet Hathaway (2)
      • Mark Jankowski
      • Sam Bennett
  • San Jose (1-1)
    • Joe Pavelski (8) (PP)
      • Kevin Labanc
      • Joe Thornton
  • Calgary (2-1)
    • Mikael Backlund (8) (PP)
      • Matthew Tkachuk
      • Mark Giordano

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • San Jose (2-2)
    • Timo Meier (6)
      • Brenden Dillion
      • Brent Burns

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • San Jose Wins Shootout 2-0
    • Joe Pavelski

 


3 – Vegas Golden Knights (25-9-2)

2 – Los Angeles Kings (22-11-5)

Final/OT

Two of the best teams in the Western Conference went at it in LA Thursday night. Both teams exchanged goals in regulation. In the extra session, both teams whiffed on solid opportunities until David Perron was able to find the back of the net for the Knights. Vegas has won six straight.

1st Period

  • Los Angeles (1-0)
    • Marian Gaborik (6)
      • Derek Forbort
      • Drew Doughty

2nd Period

  • Vegas (1-1)
    • Jonathan Marchessault (13)
      • Colin Miller
      • Reilly Smith

3rd Period

  • Vegas (2-1)
    • Brendan Leipsic (1)
      • Alex Tuch
      • Cody Eakin
  • Los Angeles (2-2)
    • Doughty (6)
      • Jake Muzzin

Overtime

  • Vegas (3-2)
    • David Perron (9)
      • Smith

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

 

NHL Power Rankings Week 13

NHL Power Rankings Week 13

Okay. We’ve finally reached a point in the season where we kind of know what everyone has. There are some really good teams at the top and some really good teams middle of the pack with their work cut out for them. As always enjoy last weeks plays of the week and feel free to send your comments, thoughts, and/or rankings to contact@quartermastersports.com. Subject: NHL Power Rankings Week 13.

NHL Top 5

1. Tampa Bay Lightning (26-7-2) [LW: 1]

  • Last Week
    • vs Ottawa – W 4-3 (SO)
    • vs Minnesota – W 3-0
  • This Week
    • vs Montreal (Thu)
    • vs Philadelphia (Fri)
    • @ Columbus (Sun)
    • @ Toronto (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – Tyler Johnson: 1 Goal, 1 Assist, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I rely heavily on our scouting staff on all the decisions we make. We were looking for an offensive defenseman, a puck-moving defenseman. Those players are hard to find.” – Lightning GM Steve Yzerman on his success as GM 

2. Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2) [LW: WC 3]

  • Last Week 
    • vs Washington – W 3-0
    • @ Anaheim – W 4-1
  • This Week
    • @ Los Angeles (Thur)
    • vs Toronto (Sun)
    • vs Nashville (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – William Karlsson: 2 Goals, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I think the coolest part, without a doubt, has been the way the city has taken to the team. Our open practices are packed. People are wearing Golden Knights T-shirts on the Strip and recognizing us at restaurants — which still blows my mind. And we really do have some of the best fans in hockey right now, for real.” – Knights LW David Perron in the Players Tribune

3. Los Angeles Kings (22-11-4) [LW: 4]

  • Last Week
    • vs Colorado – W 2-1 (OT)
    • @ San Jose – L 0-2
  • This Week
    • vs Vegas (Thu)
    • @ Vancouver (Sat)
    • @ Edmonton (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • G – Jonathan Quick: 60/63 SA (95%)
  • Video
    • Dustin Brown’s OT winner in his 1,000 game

4. Nashville Predators (22-9-5) [LW: 2]

  • Last Week
    • vs Carolina – L 1-4
    • @ Dallas – L 3-4 (SO)
    • @ St. Louis – W 2-1
  • This Week
    • @ Minnesota (Fri)
    • vs Minnesota (Sat)
    • @ Vegas (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • C – Calle Jarnkrok: 2 Goals, +2 +/-
  • Quote
    • “I’m frustrated, and not because I don’t think that we can score goals. I just think that we’re better than that.” – Preds HC Mike Yeo after losing to the Blues

5. New Jersey Devils (22-9-5) [LW: EC #4]

  • Last Week
    • vs NY Rangers – W 4-3 (SO)
    • v Chicago – W 4-1
    • vs Detroit – W 3-1
  • This Week
    • vs Buffalo (Fri)
    • @ Washington (Sat)
    • @ St. Louis (Tue)
  • Rongy’s Star
    • LW – Taylor Hall: 1 Goal, 3 Assists
  • Tweet

NHL Bottom 5

27. Vancouver Canucks (15-17-5) [LW: NR]

  • The Canucks check in at 27 but more importantly let’s recognize the Florida Panthers for fighting their way out of the Bottom 5. Well done.

28. Detroit Red Wings (13-16-7) [LW: 27]

  •  Detroit lost both their games this week and the struggle continues in Motor City. They’ll be happy to get back home this week after losing three of four on the road.

29. Ottawa Senators (11-16-8) [LW: 29]

  • Ottawa is feeling the road blues right now. They’ve played ten out of their last thirteen away from the Canadian Tire Centre. Over that span, they are 1-7-2 on the road and 2-1 at home.

30. Arizona Coyotes (9-25-5) [LW: 30]

  • This week the Coyotes stole one at home against Washington in overtime. Then they played a home-and-home with the Avalanche. Each team won on the road.

31. Buffalo Sabres (9-20-8) [LW: 31]

  • Things are going to get worse in Buffalo before they get better.

 


NHL Power Rankings

Week 13 By Conference

Eastern Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 Tampa Bay

Lightning

26-7-2 54
2 New Jersey

Devils

22-9-5 49 +2
3 Columbus

Blue Jackets

22-13-3 47
4 Washington

Capitals

22-13-3 47 -2
5 Toronto

Maple Leafs

22-14-1 45
6 Boston

Bruins

20-10-5 45 +2
7 New York

Islanders

20-13-4 44 +2
8 Pittsburgh

Penguins

19-16-3 41 -1
9 New York

Rangers

20-13-4 44 -3
10 Carolina

Hurricanes

17-12-7 41 +1
11 Montreal

Canadiens

16-17-4 36 -1
12 Florida

Panthers

15-16-5 35 +2
13 Philadelphia

Flyers

15-13-8 38 -1
14 Detroit

Red Wings

13-16-7 33 -1
15 Ottawa

Senators

11-16-8 30
16 Buffalo

Sabres

9-20-8 26

 

Western Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 Vegas

Golden Knights

24-9-2 50 +1
2 Los Angeles

Kings

22-11-4 48 +1
3 Nashville

Predators

22-9-5 49 -2
4 St. Louis

Blues

23-14-2 48
5 Winnipeg

Jets

21-11-6 48
6 San Jose

Sharks

19-11-4 42
7 Dallas

Stars

20-15-3 43 +1
8 Chicago

Blackhawks

17-13-5 40 -1
9 Minnesota

Wild

19-15-3 42 +1
10 Calgary

Flames

18-15-3 39 -1
11 Anaheim

Ducks

16-14-8 40
12 Edmonton

Oilers

17-18-2 36 +1
13 Colorado

Avalanche

17-16-3 37 -1
14 Vancouver

Canucks

15-17-5 35
15 Arizona

Coyotes

9-25-5 23

 


NHL Power Rankings Week 12

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27) 22 teams hit the ice. Check out the scoreboard here.

1 –  Montreal Canadiens (16-17-4)

3 – Carolina Hurricanes (17-12-7)

Sebastian Aho’s two goals in the third period were the difference. The Canes have now won three in a row and are 6-1 over their past seven. Cam Ward won his fifth straight between the pipes for Carolina. He put away 23 of the 24 shots he faced.

1st Period

  • Carolina (1-0)
    • Teuvo Teravainen (9)
      • Justin Faulk

2nd Period

  • Montreal (1-1)
    • Alex Galchenyuk (9)
      • Jeff Petry

3rd Period

  • Carolina (2-1)
    • Sabastian Aho (9) (PP)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Jordan Staal
  • Carolina (3-1)
    • Aho (10)
      • Jaccob Slavin
      • Brett Pesce

 


1 – Ottawa Senators (11-16-8)

5 – Boston Bruins (20-10-5)

The B’s rode Riley Nash’s three points to victory at home against Ottawa. Tuukka Rask earned the win for the Bruins in net. The veteran from Finland turned away 25 of 26 shots. Boston has won five straight.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • Kevan Miller (1)
      • David Backes
      • Riley Nash
  • Boston (2-0) 
    • Danton Heinen (9)
      • Ryan Spooner
      • Matt Grzelcyk

2nd Period

  • Boston (3-0)
    • Riley Nash (3) 
  • Ottawa (1-3)
    • Thomas Chabot (2)
      • Mark Stone
      • Derick Brassard
  • Boston (4-1)
    • Nash (4)
      • Anders Bjork

3rd Period

  • Boston (5-1)
    • Backes (5)
      • Grzelcyk
      • Heinen

 


1 –  Detroit Red Wings (13-16-7)

3 – New Jersey Devils (22-9-5)

Thanks to Nico Hischier’s two first period goals, the Devils rolled to 3-1 victory over the Wings. Cory Schneider took home the win for New Jersey. Schneider stuffed 31 of the 32 shots shoved his way. The Devils have won five straight and are 6-0-1 over their past seven games.

1st Period

  • New Jersey (1-0)
    • Nico Hischier (6)
      • Steven Santini
      • Taylor Hall
  • New Jersey (2-0) 
    • Hischier (7)
      • Hall
      • Jesper Bratt

2nd Period

  • Detroit (1-2)
    • Justin Abdelkader (6)
      • Tyler Bertuzzi
      • Dylan Larkin

3rd Period

  • New Jersey (3-1)
    • Sami Vatanen (2)
      • Blake Coleman

 


2 – Buffalo Sabres (9-20-8)

3 – New York Islanders (20-13-4)

Final/OT

Josh Bailey tied it late and Mathew Barzal finished it in overtime as the Isles defeat the Sabres at home. Jaroslav Halak (35/37 SA) earned the victory. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • NY Islanders (1-0)
    • Jason Chimera (2)
      • Cal Clutterbuck
      • Casey Cizikas
  • Buffalo (1-1)
    • Zemgus Girgensons (3)
      • Jack Eichel
      • Marco Scandella

3rd Period

  • Buffalo (2-1)
    • Kyle Okposo (6)
      • Evander Kane
  • NY Islanders (2-2)
    • Josh Bailey (11)
      • John Tavares

Overtime

  • NY Islanders (3-2)
    • Mathew Barzal (13)
      • Josh Bailey
      • Tavares

 


4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-13-3)

5 – Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-3)

Final/SO

Two assists and a goal by Evgeni Malkin in the third period allowed the Pen’s to tie the game. Both teams went scoreless in overtime. Then Malkin and Sydney Crosby each lit the lamp in the shootout to propel Pittsburgh to their second shootout win over Columbus in a week.

1st Period

  • Columbus (1-0)
    • Sonny Milano (6)
      • Seth Jones
      • Markus Nutivaara
  • Columbus (2-0)
    • Boone Jenner (4)
      • Oliver Bjorkstrand
      • Nick Foligno

2nd Period

  • Pittsburgh (1-2)
    • Conor Sheary (10)
      • Bryan Rust
      • Riley Sheahan
  • Columbus (3-1)
    • Artemi Pabarin (9)
      • Matt Calvert
      • David Savard

3rd Period

  • Pittsburgh (2-3)
    • Phil Kessel (16) (PP)
      • Patric Hornqvist
      • Evgeni Malkin
  • Columbus (4-2) 
    • Pabarin (10)
      • Josh Anderson
      • Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • Pittsburgh (3-4)
    • Malkin (13) (PP)
      • Kessel
      • Sydney Crosby
  • Pittsburgh (4-4)
    • Jake Guentzel (13)
      • Hornqvist
      • Malkin

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Pittsburgh wins shootout 2-0
    • Malkin
    • Crosby

 


2 – Nashville Predators (22-9-5)

1 – St. Louis Blues (23-14-2)

Pekka Rinne and Jake Allen battle all evening, but in the Rinne’s Preds took the victory on enemy ice. The win halts Nashville’s recent three-game skid.

1st Period

  • Nashville (1-0)
    • Craig Smith (13)
      • Roman Josi

2nd Period

  • Nashville (2-0)
    • Calle Jarnkrok (10)
      • Flip Forsberg
      • Matt Irwin

3rd Period

  • St. Louis (1-2)
    • Vladimir Sobotka (7)
      • Kyle Brodziak
      • Alex Pietrangelo

 


0 – Washington Capitals (22-13-3)

1 – New York Rangers (20-13-4)

Final/Shootout

65 minutes weren’t enough to settle this one. Ondrej Pavelec (30/30) and Philipp Grubauer (37/37) each turned away every shot they faced through regulation and overtime. In the shootout, Pavelec stood tall while Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad were able to sneak two past Grubauer to take the game.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • None

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • NY Rangers win shootout 2-0
    • Mats Zuccarello
    • Mika Zibanejad

 


2 – Dallas Stars (20-15-3)

4 – Minnesota Wild (19-15-3)

Mikael Granlund (1 G, 1A) and Charlie Coyle (2 A) each had two points to lead the Wild to victory in a packed Xcel Energy Center. Alex Stalock (24/26 SA) earned the win in goal. 

1st Period

  • Dallas (1-0)
    • Tyler Seguin (18)
      • Esa Lindell
      • Devin Shore
  • Minnesota (1-1)
    • Jared Spurgeon (4)
      • Charlie Coyle
      • Tyler Ennis

2nd Period

  • Minnesota (2-1)
    • Eric Staal (15)
      • Coyle
      • Jonas Brodin
  • Dallas (2-2)
    • Mattias Janmark (7) (PP)
      • Seguin
      • Jamie Benn
  • Minnesota (3-2)
    • Mikael Granlund (8) (PP)
      • Jason Zucker
      • Mikko Koivu

3rd Period

  • Minnesota (4-2)
    • Zucker (15)
      • Granlund
      • Ryan Suter

 


3- Edmonton Oilers (17-18-2)

4 – Winnipeg Jets (21-11-6)

In Winnipeg, the Jets end the Oilers season-high four game win streak. Joel Armia scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Leon Draisaitl lit the lamp for the ninth time this season and dished out assist later in the game. Connor Hellebuyck earned the victory between the pipes.

1st Period

  • Edmonton (1-0)
    • Leon Draisaitl (9) (SH)
      • Connor McDavid
      • Brandon Davidson
  • Winnipeg (1-1)
    • Bryan Little (6)
      • Nikolaj Ehlers
      • Mathieu Perreault
  • Winnipeg (2-1)
    • Joel Armia (5)
      • Matt Hendricks
      • Dmitry Kulikov
  • Edmonton (2-2)
    • Jesse Puljujarvi (7)
      • Kris Russell
      • McDavid

2nd Period

  • Winnipeg (3-2)
    • Kyle Connor (11)
      • Blake Wheeler
      • Mark Scheifele
  • Winnipeg (4-2)
    • Joel Armia (6)
  • Edmonton (3-4)
    • Jujhar Khaira (7)
      • Ryan Strome
      • Draisaitl

3rd Period

  • None

 


3 – Arizona Coyotes (9-25-5)

1 – Colorado Avalanche (17-16-3)

Antti Raanta (25/26 SA) outdueled Semyon Varlamov (24/27 SA) to lead the Coyotes to their ninth win of the season. Tobias Rieder and Alex Goligoski put in their 6th and 4th goals of the season, respectively. Lawson Crouse scored his first goal of the season after being called up from Tuscon (AHL) earlier in the day.

1st Period

  • Arizona (1-0)
    • Tobias Rieder (6)
      • Brendan Perlini
      • Jakob Chychrun
  • Colorado (1-1)
    • Mikko Rantanen (11)
      • Erik Johnson
      • Gabriel Landeskog

2nd Period

  • Arizona (2-1)
    • Alex Goligoski (4)
      • Clayton Keller

3rd Period

  • Arizona (3-1)
    • Lawson Crouse (1)
      • Josh Archibald

 


4 – Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2)

1 – Anaheim Ducks (16-14-8)

Anaheim opened the game with a score in the first two minutes of the game. The other 58 minutes belonged to Malcolm Subban (27/28 SA) and the Golden Knights. Vegas has now won five straight and are 9-0-1 in their last ten.

1st Period

  • Anaheim (1-0)
    • Rickard Rakell (11)
      • Jakob Silfverberg
      • Brandon Montour
  • Vegas (1-1)
    • Shea Theodore (3)
      • Tomas Nosek
      • Oscar Lindberg

2nd Period

  • Vegas (2-1)
    • Cody Eakin (5)
      • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

3rd Period

  • Vegas (3-1)
    • William Karlsson (17)
      • Jonathan Marchessault
  • Vegas (4-1)
    • David Perron (8)
      • Erik Haula
      • Nate Schmidt

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/23)

NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

NFL Week 17 Power Rankings

There’s just one week left in the regular season and the three playoff spots are still up for grabs. In the NFC the Falcons and Seahawks are battling for the final playoff spot and a likely date with the Rams in LA in the Wild Card Round. Minnesota, New Orleans, and Carolina have all clinched playoff berths but are still jostling for position. The AFC picture is a little more crowded. Baltimore and Tennessee have the inside track on the 5th and 6th seeds, respectively. However, both the Chargers and Bills are in a position to capitalize should either falter. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings:

15. Tennessee Titans (8-7) [LW: 17]

  • Week 16: L 23-27 vs LAR
  • Week 17: vs JAX
  • Quote: “I would expect a full game plan, just like a game they have to win. Coming off a loss, I am sure they don’t want to go into the playoffs with another one, so I would expect we’re going to get the best of them, knowing Doug Marrone and Tom (Coughlin). – Titans HC Mike Mularkey on their Week 17 matchup with the Jags. 
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Playoff Berth
      • Win
      • Tie and a LAC loss or tie
      • Tie and a BUF loss or tie
      • LAC loss and a BUF loss
    •  5th Seed
      • Win and BAL loss

14. Buffalo Bills (8-7) [LW: 16]

  • Week 16: L 16-37 @ NE
  • Week 17: @ MIA
  • Quote: “They obviously weren’t looking at the same television the rest of the country was looking at, were they? You know what, you can probably find somebody in this country that disagrees, and I know one guy would be [NFL vice president of officiating] Al Riveron sitting in New York City. – Bills Owner Terry Pegula on Kelvin Benjamin’s controversial TD that was overturned
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Playoff Berth
      • Win and a TEN loss or tie and LAC loss or tie
      • Win and a BAL loss and LAC loss or tie
      • A tie and a TEN loss

13. Los Angeles Chargers (8-7) [LW: 14]

  • Week 16: W 14-7 @ NYJ
  • Week 17: vs OAK
  • Quote: “But we also talked about using all of that to bring us together, to make us closer and to make us tighter. And I just think going through all of those situations is not ideal, but I think it’s made us a tougher football team.” – Chargers HC Anthony Lynn on his team’s resiliency after relocating from San Diego.
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Win and a TEN loss or tie

12. Baltimore Ravens (9-6) [LW: 10]

  • Week 16: W 23-16 vs IND (SAT)
  • Week 17: vs CIN
  • Quote: “I don’t think the NFL did us any favors by moving it back. But they don’t care about us. So, we just have to care about ourselves. We have to take care of our own business. That goes for our team, for our fans, and for our city. Let’s go win the football game.” – Ravens HC John Harbaugh on the NFL’s decision to flex the Week 17 schedule. 
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Playoff Berth
      • Win or Tie
      • LAC loss
      • BUF loss
      • TEN loss
    • Clinch 5th Seed
      • Win
      • LAC tie of loss + BAL tie
      • BUF tie or loss + BAL tie
      • TEN tie or loss + BAL tie

11. Kansas City Chiefs (9-6) [LW: 12]

  • Week 16: W 29-13 vs MIA
  • Week 17: @ DEN
  • Quote: 

  • Playoff Scenarios
    •  Locked into AFC 4th Seed

10. Atlanta Falcons (10-5) [LW: 9]

  • Week 16: L 13-23 @ NO
  • Week 17: vs CAR
  • Quote: “What’s next for us?  We have got to assess and get ready. We get to go back home and play at home. All of that’s in front of us. That is what we intend on doing.” – Falcons HC Dan Quinn after Sunday’s loss in New Orleans
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Playoff Berth
      • Win
      • Tie and SEA tie
      • SEA loss

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-5) [LW: 8]

  • Week 16: L 33-44 @ SF
  • Week 17: @ TEN
  • Quote: “Make no mistake about it, just so there is not a lot of talk during the week: When the players come in, we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period. I am not even thinking about what happens beyond that, and that is the way we are going to go about our business this week.” – Jags HC Doug Marrone on not resting his starters in Week 17
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Locked into AFC 3rd Seed

8. Seattle Seahawks (9-6) [LW: 11]

  • Week 16: W 21-12 @ DAL
  • Week 17: vs ARI
  • Quote: “That’s unusual, you know?” – Seahawks HC Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas’ interaction with Jason Garrett after Sunday’s game
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Win and ATL loss or tie
    • Tie and ATL loss

7. Minnesota Vikings (12-3) [LW: 7]

  • Week 16: W 16-0 @ GB (SAT)
  • Week 17: vs CHI
  • Quote: 

  • Playoff Scenarios
    •  Clinch 2nd Seed
      • Win or tie
      • NO win or tie
      • CAR loss or tie

6. Carolina Panthers (11-4) [LW: 6]

  • Week 16: W 22-19 vs TB
  • Week 17: @ ATL
  • Quote: “What I’ve always said is I know nothing about that and I can only speak about what he has meant to me and the players. That’s why I did it.” – Panther HC Ron Rivera on breaking down Sunday’s victory with a “Mr. Richardson”
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Clinch NFC South
      • Win and NO loss or tie
    • Clinch NFC 2nd Seed
      • Win + MIN loss + NO loss

5. Los Angeles Rams (11-4) [LW: 5]

  • Week 16: W 27-23 @ TEN
  • Week 17: vs SF
  • Quote: “I would like to say I can speak for the guys who have been here, and everything we went through. With McVay and Wade leading this team, I don’t know what they did, but they just brought the best out of everybody, brought some new guys in and everybody rose up to the challenge.” – Rams DE Robert Quinn on the Rams turnaround this season
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Clinch NFC 3rd Seed
      • Win
      • Tie and NO loss or tie + CAR loss or tie
    • Finish as NFC 4th Seed
      • Loss and NO win or tie + CAR win or tie

4. Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) [LW: 4]

  • Week 16: W 19-10 vs OAK
  • Week 17: vs DAL
  • Quote: “We found a way to win. That’s the bottom line. We found a way to win. I’d love to win 40-3 or 34-28, but sometimes you’re going to be in these games. We got to be hard on ourselves as coaches and players looking at this film, moving forward, and get things fixed offensively. I thought the defense played really, really well. They kept us in the football game, special teams. [It was a] team effort, though. [We] found a way. [We are] sitting here today 13-2. Everybody’s got to come through here now. That’s the exciting part.” – Eagle HC Doug Pederson
  • Playoff Scenarios 
    • Clinched NFC 1st Seed

3. New Orleans Saints (11-4) [LW: 3]

  • Week 16: W 23-13 vs ATL
  • Week 17: @ TB
  • Quote: “Obviously, this was an important game. I thought our defense was magnificent. When I say that, with the injuries we have had, there are six or seven starters out of that defensive group. I thought they played well. I thought it was the difference in the game. They handled the short field when there was one and put us in good field position. They came up with some key stops down there on the one-yard line. Offensively, we did enough. Same thing in the kicking game. I think the kicking game went well. I thought Tommylee (Lewis) played well just in some (of) the coverage opportunities, punt-wise, and protecting field position. Good team win.” – Saints HC Sean Payton
  • Playoff Scenarios 
    • Clinch NFC South
      • Win
      • CAR loss or tie
    • Clinch NFC 3rd Seed
      • Win + LAR loss or tie

2. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-3) [LW: 2]

  • Week 16: W 34-6 @ HOU
  • Week 17: vs CLE
  • Quote: “We make the decisions we feel give us the very best chance to win. We needed the people we kept. We needed to activate Marcus Gilbert. There’s really nothing more to it than that.” – Steelers HC Mike Tomlin on the team’s decision to cut James Harrison
  • Playoff Scenarios
    • Clinch AFC 1st Seed
      • Win + NE loss

1. New England Patriots (12-3) [LW: 1]

  • Week 16: W 37-16 vs BUF
  • Week 17: vs NYJ
  • Quote: “That catch that he made on the touchdown was — you see a lot of good catches in this league and we’ve seen Rob make a lot of great catches. That ball, when it leaves Tom’s hands you think it is going out of bounds, it is going to land over by the wall somewhere. That was a great catch, and it was thrown obviously in a way where only Rob could get it, and Rob got it probably only as Rob could get it.” – Pats HC Bill Belichick on Rob Gronkowski’s one-handed TD grab Sunday.

 

 


Eliminated 

  1. Cleveland Browns (0-15) *Locked into 1st Overall Pick
  2. New York Giants (2-13)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (3-12)
  4. Houston Texans (4-11)
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11)
  6. Denver Broncos (5-10)
  7. San Francisco 49ers (5-10)
  8. New York Jets (5-10)
  9. Chicago Bears (5-10)
  10. Miami Dolphins (6-9)
  11. Cincinnati Bengals (6-9)
  12. Oakland Raiders (6-9)
  13. Green Bay Packers (7-8)
  14. Washington Redskins (7-8)
  15. Arizona Cardinals (7-8)
  16. Dallas Cowboys (8-7)

NFL Week 16 Power Rankings

NFL Week 16 Pick’em Results *Updated*

NFL Week 16 Picks

The guys did pretty well this week. TyGuy and Cannon tied at 13-3. Rongy would have joined them but chose the Browns to get their first win of the season. Fail. Furthermore, all four were wrong choosing Detroit over Cincy and Jacksonville over San Francisco. TyGuy holds a firm lead on winning percentage and TreBabs has a solid lead in overall wins. Both would need a disastrous Week 17 to lose. NFL Week 16 Picks. 

Week 16
Away Home Time TyGuy TreBabs Rongy Cannon Winner
IND BAL SA 4:30 BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
MIN GB SA 8:25 MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN
CLE CHI SU 1:00 CHI CHI CLE CHI CHI
DET CIN SU 1:00 DET DET DET DET CIN
LAR TEN SU 1:00 LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
MIA KC SU 1:00 KC MIA KC MIA KC
BUF NE SU 1:00 NE NE NE NE NE
ATL NO SU 1:00 ATL NO ATL NO NO
LAC NYJ SU 1:00 LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC
DEN WAS SU 1:00 WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS
TB CAR SU 1:00 CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
JAX SF SU 4:05 JAX JAX JAX JAX SF
SEA DAL SU 4:25 SEA DAL SEA SEA SEA
NYG ARI SU 4:25 ARI NYG ARI ARI ARI
PIT HOU MO 4:30 PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
OAK PHI MO 8:30 PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
13-3 11-5 12-4 13-3  
      149-64 162-78 157-83 158-82  
      70% 68% 65% 66%

Guest Contributor Rankings:

  1. Drew Peacock 12-1 (92%)
  2. Conny: 11-4 (73%)
  3. Greggles: 10-4 (71%)
  4. Robs: 9-7 (56%)
  5. Nicky M: 9-7 (56%)
  6. Panda: 6-8 (42%)

Last Week’s Results Here:

NFL Week 15 Pick’em Results *Updated*

NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25)

NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25)

Despite limited action, teams were on the move in the polls this week. While no teams moved in or out of either top 25, several teams fell drastically. North Carolina (Wofford), Kentucky (UCLA), and Miami (New Mexico St.) all suffered embarrassing defeat. As a result, all three programs dropped at least eight spots in each poll. Gonzaga also took a plummet in the polls after losing on the road to San Diego St. Miraculously, the top four in each poll remain unchanged. It’s clear, as of now, Villanova, Michigan State, Duke, and Arizona State are the best four teams in the country. After that, who knows? NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25).

AP (12/25)

AP Top 25
Rk. Team W-L Points Move
1 Villanova (43) 12-0 1,600
2 Michigan State (16) 12-1 1,560
3 Arizona State (6) 12-0 1,481
4 Duke 12-1 1,435
5 Texas A&M 11-1 1,309 +3
6 Xavier 12-1 1,242 +3
7 West Virginia 11-1 1,226 +3
8 Wichita State 10-2 992 +3
9 Virginia 11-1 969 +4
10 TCU 12-0 923 +5
11 Kansas 10-2 920 +3
12 Oklahoma 10-1 901 +5
13 North Carolina 11-2 891 -8
14 Purdue 12-2 839 +2
15 Miami 10-1 827 -9
16 Kentucky 9-2 735 -9
17 Arizona 10-3 511 +1
18 Baylor 10-2 437
19 Tennessee 9-2 405 +2
20 Gonzaga 10-3 382 -8
21 Cincinnati 11-2 377 -1
22 Texas Tech 11-1 351 -1
23 Seton Hall 11-2 227
24 Florida State 11-1 169
25 Creighton 10-2 143

Dropped Out: None


Coaches (12/25)

USA Today Coaches Poll
Rk. Team W-L Coaches Move
1 Villanova (27) 12-0 795
2 Michigan State (5) 12-1 769
3 Duke 12-1 712
4 Arizona State 12-0 708
5 Xavier 12-1 635 +3
6 Texas A&M 11-1 599 +3
7 West Virginia 11-1 581 +3
8 TCU 12-0 518 +4
9 Virginia 11-1 496 +5
10 Wichita State 10-2 478 +1
11 Kansas 10-2 455 +2
12 Oklahoma 10-1 421 +5
13 Purdue 12-2 410 +3
14 North Carolina 11-2 385 -10
15 Kentucky 9-2 375 -9
16 Miami 11-1 328 -9
17 Baylor 10-2 233 +1
18 Arizona 10-3 226 +1
19 Gonzaga 10-3 196 -4
20 Tennessee 9-2 195
21 Texas Tech 11-1 194
22 Cincinnati 11-2 159
23 Creighton 10-2 123 +1
24 Seton Hall 11-2 122 -2
25 Florida State 11-1 90

Dropped Out: None


NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/18)

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