Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.
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Preview: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams met it was Game 7, Joel Ward was about to break hearts in Boston and Tim Thomas was still an NHL goaltender. Eleven months later, the teams are heading in different directions in the Eastern Conference standings. Mike Green will be out for the Caps with a groin injury and Troy Brouwer will be a game-time decision as he is ill.
Preview: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET. A day after Patrick Kaleta was handed a 5-game suspension, Brad Richards will not be in the Rangers' lineup for their meeting with the Flyers after leaving the morning skate early. Micheal Haley has been called up to a fill a space in the roster.
Preview: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET. The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers entered Minnesota having not lost in 35 games. They fell to the North Stars 7-1 that night. How will the current team playing in Minnesota fare tonight against a Blackhawks team that enters having not lost in regulation through 22 games?
• Brent Sutter thinks your kid is playing too much hockey. [Buzzing the Net]
• Debating Guy Boucher's place on the "hot seat" among coaches. [Sons of Andreychuk]
• How the Penguins acquiring Jack Johnson will hurt them in attempting to keep Kris Letang. [Pensburgh]
Puck Daddy Reader Comment of the Day: "Mustaches of Kes" enjoyed the "Embellishment City" video, giving it a rave review:
Best film I've seen since "Man getting hit by football".
Bold Prediction: The streak continues as the Blackhawks win in regulation over the Wild, 4-1.