By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
THURSDAY JAN. 9th
Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning – 4pm NHLN: Washington is sitting on the edge of the playoff picture while Tampa is two points behind Boston for the top slot in the Atlantic.
Memphis @ Louisville – 4pm ESPN: The only match up of Top 25 teams in college basketball on the night and it’s not a bad one.
Boston Bruins @ LA Kings – 7:30pm NHL Center Ice: Speaking of Boston they are on the most underrated and hardest road trips in all of hockey, the dreaded West Coast swing. Thursday see’s them in LA to take on one of the top teams in the West, the Kings.
FRIDAY JAN. 10th
Boston Celtics @ Golden State Warriors – 7:30pm NBA League Pass: Slim pickings on Friday and this looks like one of the better match-ups on the night.
LA Lakers @ LA Clippers – 7:30pm ESPN: Want a good laugh, then watch this game.
SATURDAY JAN. 11th
Iowa St @ Oklahoma – 9am ESPNU: OU is coming back under the leadership of Lon Kruger. It’s a tough place to play and a place that could spell the end of Iowa St’s undefeated streak.
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Philadelphia Flyers – 10am NHLN: Philly has turned their season around and have moved up into second place in the Metropolitan Division. This is a tough two game stretch for Tampa. Can they come out unscathed?
Kansas St @ Kansas – 11am ESPN: KU gets another Top 25 opponent. Will this one go better then last weeks?
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks – 1:30pm FOX: Last time the Saints went to Seattle they got ran out of the building. Will it be different this time around?
Chicago Blackhawks @ Montreal Canadiens – 4pm NHLN: The struggling Blackhawks limp into Montreal on a two game losing streak. Trying to find your winning ways in the Bell Centre on a Saturday night is not the easiest thing to do.
Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots – 5:15 CBS: This seems to be old hat for these two teams minus Peyton Manning of course. It will be cold in New England which makes it all the better to watch from your couch at home.
SUNDAY JAN. 12th
Manchester City @ Newcastle United – 6am NBCSN: Tough match up for City. No one ever seems to get out of Newcastle without some bumps and bruises.
San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers – 10am FOX: The Panthers gave the 49ers a whoopin earlier this season sacking 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick some seven times. Payback is in mind for the 49ers.
Iowa @ Ohio St – 10:30am CBS: Both teams are looking to get back on the good foot after recent losses that were not all that pretty.
San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos – 1:45pm CBS: San Diego may be the ‘team of destiny’ in this NFL Postseason. How many chances will Peyton Manning get in the playoffs?
Detroit Red Wings @ Anaheim Ducks – 5pm NHL Center Ice: The Red Wings wrap up the West Coast portion of a long road trip (they haven’t played at Joe Louis Arena since December 23rd). Having the Ducks be the final stop after games in San Jose and LA is not the best way to go out but with those teams, there is no good way.