Guide on Who to Cheer For: Jan. 27- Feb. 2

Back again, with this week's guide on who Ottawa needs to win this week to help them in the standings! Once again, teams we want to win will be in bold.

Monday, January 27

Columbus @ Carolina

This is the only game that affects the wild card race in the East, and of course both teams happen to be in that race. As of writing, both teams have played 51 games and have 22 ROW, so I say cheer for Columbus in regulation, as they're already a point ahead of Carolina in the Metro division race.

Tuesday, January 28

Tampa Bay @ Toronto

Detroit @ Philadelphia

Washington @ Buffalo

Carolina @ Montreal

New Jersey @ St. Louis

Ugh. Tuesday is not a fun day for us. 3 games where no matter who wins, it's a bad situation for us, and hoping for Buffalo to beat Washington. Hope for no OT in TB/TOR, DET/PHI and CAR/MTL, but for the most part cheer for whomever in those games. It should be noted, however, that Toronto is easier to catch than Tampa, and Philly and Carolina are both in the Metro division, just in case we make a push for a division spot, and not just a WC.

Wednesday, January 29

New York Rangers @ New York Islanders

Easy choice here, as the Isles have virtually no shot at the playoffs.

Thursday, January 30

Montreal @ Boston

Florida @ Toronto

Washington @ Columbus

New Jersey @ Dallas

Philadelphia @ Anaheim

The only tough one here is Washington @ Columbus, but again, Columbus is in a divisional spot already, so cheer against the team directly in the WC race.

Friday, January 31

New York Islanders @ New York Rangers

St. Louis @ Carolina

Washington @ Detroit

New Jersey @ Nashville

Always cheer against the teams in our division that we can pass. Go Caps!

Saturday, February 1

Tampa Bay @ Montreal

Philadelphia @ Los Angeles

Florida @ Columbus

All easy choices. Screw the Habs.

Sunday, February 2

Detroit @ Washington

Winnipeg @ Montreal

Same story- cheer against teams in our division that we can catch. And screw the Habs.

And of course:

Ottawa @ Columbus (Tue, Jan 28)

Tampa Bay @ Ottawa (Thurs, Jan 30)

Ottawa @ Toronto (Sat, Feb 1)


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