The NHL Evening Skate for Jan. 15

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Heading into this evening’s action, here are the day’s top NHL storylines:

Power Rankings: Pacific trio taking flight

Hey everyone, we here at Yahoo Sports are doing real power rankings for teams Nos. 1-31. Here they are, based on only how we are feeling about these teams, meaning you can’t tell us we’re wrong because these are our feelings and feelings can’t be wrong. Please enjoy the Power Feelings.

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘day-to-day’ with knee injury

Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green says he’s not ruling out the possibility of Elias Pettersson returning to the lineup on Wednesday. The star rookie has missed three games after suffering a knee injury when he got tangled up with Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi in Montreal on Jan. 3. Green says Pettersson’s status is now considered “day-to-day.” [More]

Flyers waive Weise as Fletcher keeps making moves

After dealing Jordan Weal to the Arizona Coyotes this past week, new Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher announced on Tuesday that the team has placed veteran forward Dale Weise on waivers. [More]

Lamp-lighters

Spirited Miller-Deslauriers scrap ends with a bang

For any of you that may have been concerned about the health of the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry, we can happily inform you that it is alive and well. During the first period of the 746th meeting between the two sides, Montreal’s Nicolas Deslauriers and Boston’s Kevan Miller decided they wanted to discuss things with their fists. [Watch here]

Snoop Dogg and antelope in one night?

Yahoo Sports NHL writers Justin Cuthbert and Nick Ashbourne discuss one of the wackiest nights the NHL has seen in a while. [Watch here]

Game of the night

Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets

Patrik Laine hasn’t forgotten how the Western Conference Final turned out. After the Winnipeg Jets topped the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1, 4-2, the NHL’s newest expansion team didn’t lose again in the series en route to a place in the Stanley Cup Final. So when the Golden Knights visit the Jets Tuesday night at MTS Centre, some revenge will be on the minds of Laine and his teammates. 

“Obviously, they kicked our ass in the playoffs,” Laine said Monday. “We want to win [Tuesday] and get the two points.” 

The two points will be huge for either team as the Jets, who have played the fewest games (45) among the top three teams in the Central Division, look to extend their division lead, and the Golden Knights try to remain red-hot and chip away at the Calgary Flames’ lead in the Pacific Division[Full preview] [Follow on Yahoo Sports]

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