Keith Jones offers his praise for the red-hot Philadelphia Flyers and expresses concern for the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins on the latest episode of NHL @TheRink.
Jones, an analyst for NBC Sports, talks to co-hosts Dan Rosen and Shawn P. Roarke about how the Flyers, winners of nine games in a row, have become the favorite to finish first in the Metropolitan Division in part because the Capitals have had problems with discipline and the Penguins are floundering as they try to work some new players into the lineup.
Jones also dives into the Eastern Conference wild-card race, offering his support for the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders.
In addition, Toronto-based NHL.com staff writer Mike Zeisberger joins the show to discuss the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs, who went 0-2-1 with three goals in California last week.
Rosen and Roarke also go around the Stanley Cup Playoff races, talking about the injuries facing the Colorado Avalanche and disagreeing on the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers.
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