The 2012-13 NHL regular season is well past the quarter-pole and approaching the midway point. Or it would be if it wasn’t for, you know, the lockout. We’ve missed out on approximately 500 games already; this week’s Starting Lineup & The Bench takes a look at the most compelling contests that have gone by the wayside.
THE STARTING LINEUP
Opening Night, Oct. 11
Where else to start but at the beginning? The NHL had four games scheduled for the first night of the 2012-13 season: Ottawa at Montreal, Boston at Philadelphia, Vancouver at Calgary and St. Louis at Colorado. An understated introduction, perhaps, but a solid lineup with a couple of all-Canadian contests, revisiting the Bruins-Flyers rivalry and two up-and-comers in the West in the Blues and Avalanche.
New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings, Oct. 12
The Kings were set to open at home and, for the first time in the franchise’s 45-year existence, the pregame ceremonies would’ve included the unfurling of a Stanley Cup Read More »from Starting Lineup & The Bench: Great games sacrificed on altar of NHL lockout