Simmer missed the NHL matinee picks while covering Vancouver Canucks practice, see related story, but has a solid look at the Saturday evening games.
After a 4-and-1 record on Thursday, Simmer went 2-and-1 on Friday.
Winners: Montreal Canadiens under and the Florida Panthers.
For Saturday the following games are predicted:
Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators
Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames
As for scoreboard watching for playoff purposes, the Vancouver Canucks would not be happy with the Nashville Predators defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 earlier on Saturday, and will be watching to see how the Los Angeles Kings do hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Dallas Stars do against the San Jose Sharks.
Vancouver is on a five game winning streak with points in their last six games and host the Stars on Monday night. With a win Saturday, Dallas could move 7 points ahead of Vancouver with the same number of games played.
The Vancouver Canucks on the season stand at 37-28-20.