Atlanta Hawks (25-14, 12-9 away) vs. Toronto Raptors (13-24, 8-10 home) @ Air Canada Centre on TSN2, 7:00 PM ET
Line: ATL by 3.5
Reason to Watch: While Andrea Bargnani is quietly putting together an All Star type season and the offense ranks 11th in the league (101.0). The Raps defense is horrible, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Atlanta is really going under the radar this year. With all the hype surrounding Miami and Orlando, Atlanta is a squad that’s been together for 4 or 5 years now and could really make a strong playoffs push.
Pittsburgh Penguins (26-14-4, 56 pts) vs. Montreal Canadians (24-16-3, 51 pts) @ Bell Centre on TSN, 7:30 PM ET
Penguins: Fleury (18-11-2, 2.31 GAA)
Canadians: Price ( 21-14-3, 2.31 GAA)
(according to leftwinglock.com)
Reason to Watch: For as long as I can remember I have hated Sidney Crosby. A lot of it, I’m not going to lie, has to do with the fact we are born in the same year, one of us is tearing up the NHL like never been seen, while one just yelled at his mommy cause she overcooked the Kraft Dinner (on a total side note. The one thing I will always give free promotion to is Kraft Dinner, that shit is the bomb. But, if you want to change it up grab a box of Velveeta Shells, thats like the Cadillac of Mac and Cheese right there.)
Crosby’s 66 points in 41 is jaw dropping. He really is on a different planet. While I did not see much of Gretzky in the 80’s, I did see Lemieux play in the 90’s and Crosby’s just as good.