NHL Opening Day Schedule 2013: Matchups You Can’t Miss Saturday Night

January 19th, 2013 by donald wood Leave a reply »
The opening day of the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL regular season is heating up and there are some amazing matchups on the Saturday night schedule.

From the Eastern Conference to the Western Conference, the league is back in full swing and the lockout hasn’t dampened the love for the sport.

The fans are ready to watch the best matchups of opening night.

All of the following games will keep even the most causal hockey fan entertained as opening night kicks off what should be a fast-paced season.


Colorado at Minnesota

While the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild have rich hockey traditions, both franchises have struggled mightily over the last five years; not anymore.

The Avalanche have one of the best young teams in the NHL—with stars ready to blossom like Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny—but it will be the team’s improved defense that really could make them dangerous in 2013.

Minnesota made its big offseason changes via free agency. The Wild were fortunate enough to lure both forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to th ...

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