Columbus (9-8-4) VS Minnesota (11-8-2)
Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire is a young, puck-stopping stud. Ken Hitchcock has revolutionized the team's defense by emphasizing the hated trap. The Wild are the biggest threat to Colorado in the Northwest division standings, and play a similar defensive style of hockey. Obviously, I'm all for a Columbus win in this one.
[Final score: Columbus 4, Minnesota 0]
Vancouver (11-8-2) VS St. Louis (11-8-0)
The Canucks have been on a hot streak for a little while now. Let's hope the Blues can cool them off and keep Vancouver out of first place in the Northwest.
[Final score: St. Louis 3, Vancouver 1]