The Puck Authority’s Games To Watch: Tuesday January 26

A staggering 13 games are taking place on Tuesday night, which can be overwhelming to even the biggest diehard hockey fans. If you can’t decide which games to tune into, have no fear. We will help to make your decision much easier.

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St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights: Alex Pietrangelo faces his former team

The captain, who brought the Stanley cup back to St. Louis, is now facing his former team in the St. Louis Blues. Since joining the Golden Knights, Alex Pietrangelo has recorded three points in six games and is leading the Golden Knights in time on ice. He’s currently averaging 25:04 a night. It’s always a good matchup when these two powerhouse teams face off, and with the added narrative of Pietrangelo facing his former team, it’s going to be all the more exciting, as the Blues look to prove they don’t need him.

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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames

Toronto took the first game on Sunday, but the Calgary Flames are looking for revenge on Tuesday. Matthew Tkachuk made headlines on Sunday after being accused of trying to injure Jack Campbell. Tkachuk, who believes that he is being unfairly accused, is going to look to silence the Leafs in their second game against their northern counterparts. As well, defensemen T.J. Brodie is playing his second game back in Calgary. He will be looking to score back at home.

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New York Rangers vs. Buffalo Sabres

Two teams that made big offseason moves were expected to have better starts to the season than each has had thus far in. Buffalo sits seventh in the East with five points while the New York rangers sit two points back with three. They do have a game in hand, however. New York is yet to live up to the hype offensively this year and will look, on Tuesday, to turn their fortunes against the Sabres. Look for rookie Alexis Lafreniere to score his first career point in the NHL on Tuesday.

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Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings

The Dallas Stars have played the fewest games thus far in the NHL, but they have already been some of the most entertaining. The Stars will face the Red Wings on Tuesday, who are rebuilding and still finding their footing in a close, intense division. Dallas has only played two games so far after starting their season late due to COVID-19. However, they were electric against the Nashville predators. This game will be fun to watch, as the more rested Dallas Stars will look to blow out the Red Wings, who have recently struggled.

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