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LA Kings meet Obama; Penguins go for 13 in a row (Puck Previews)

Sean Leahy
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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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Sorry, Davis Drewiske, you're off the team.

Preview: Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET. Practicing with his new teammates for the first time, Brenden Morrow skated on a line with Dustin Jeffrey and James Neal this morning. He will make his debut against the Canadiens, who bring head coach Michel Therrien, who was the bench boss for the Penguins for parts of four seasons. Kris Letang will also play tonight after being removed from the IR. On the line will be Pittsburgh's 12-game winning streak; a streak that began with a 7-6 overtime win over Montreal on March 1.

Preview: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. ET. The Rangers will look to continue their recent domination over the Flyers as two points are on the line for a pair of teams desperately seeking to find a way into the playoffs. New York has taken 11 of their last 12 games against Philadelphia, a streak the Flyers will look to turnaround without Danny Briere, who is out of the lineup with a concussion. Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal for the eighth consecutive game.

Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. ET. Cory Schneider will face off against Sergei Bobrovsky. Columbus sits two points behind the San Jose Sharks in the muck that is the race for the Western Conference's No. 8 spot. The Canucks enter tonight on a four-game winning streak, while the Blue Jackets have taken 16 points from their last 10 games.

Check out previews and updated scores for all of today's games on the Y! Sports NHL scores and scheds page. For tonight's starting goalies, check out Goalie Post.

Evening Reading

• The LA Kings and MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy visited the White House today. All players were in attendance and the POTUS did not mispronounce any names.

• More photos from the Kings' visit to the White House. [Y!]

• The Nashville Predators are in on college UFA Danny DeKeyser. Head coach Barry Trotz met with he and his agent today to try and make a convincing impression. [On the Forecheck]

• Jarome Iginla didn't speak to the media in Chicago today, leaving his teammates to answers all the questions about his future. [CSN Chicago]

Puck Buddy Comment of the Day: Maryanne on Jussi Jokinen hitting the waiver wire:

"Jussi, I told you the 'Canes weren't Jokinen...Now leave, You're Finnish-ed.."

Bold Prediction: Pittsburgh makes it 13, while Mr. Bobrovsky beats the Canucks.

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