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Previews: 'Kid Line' back for Oilers; Devils aim for road win No. 6

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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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Preview: New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. EST. One of the NHL's three remaining teams undefeated on the road head to Beantown coming off a disappointing 4-1 loss to Buffalo in their first game without Jay Pandolfo(notes) and Paul Martin(notes). Also missing key components in their lineup, the Bruins have gained five points in their last three games and head into their match-up with the Devils having won every other game at home this season. If things continue, expect a New Jersey win even with Martin Brodeur watching from the bench. Watch The Game Live on Yahoo! Sports.

Preview: Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. EST. Welcome the Andrew Raycroft(notes) era ... however long it lasts. With Roberto Luongo(notes) sidelined with a rib injury for the next two weeks, it's up to Raycroft to get things back on track for the Canucks after blowing a 2-0 lead to Detroit on Tuesday night. After having their four-game win streak snapped by San Jose last night, the Kings will attempt to restart another one at the expense of the Canucks. Watch The Game Live on Yahoo! Sports.

Preview: Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 p.m. EST. Pavel Datsyuk(notes) will play tonight against an Oilers club ravaged by injury and the flu. Having seen his team score just two goals in their previous three game, Edmonton coach Pat Quinn has reunited the "Kid Line" of Andrew Cogliano(notes), Robert Nilsson(notes), and Sam Gagner(notes) to boost scoring. After relieving Chris Osgood(notes) on Tuesday night and leading the Red Wings to victory, Jimmy Howard(notes) is expected to get the nod in goal tonight.

Check out previews for the other seven games this evening on the Y! Sports scores and scheds page.

Evening Reading

-Let's all welcome Eric Brewer(notes) back to the Blues lineup tonight. [STL Today]

-And now Jordan Staal(notes) is your Pittsburgh Penguins "Iron Man" now that Evgeni Malkin(notes) is out for the next couple of weeks. [Empty Netters]

-Vesa Toskala(notes) is back, so that means down to the AHL for Viktor Stalberg(notes) and Joey MacDonald(notes) and a promotion for Facebook superstar Jiri Tlusty(notes). [Leafs]

-Congrats to Chris Botta who in-conjunction with Pat LaFontaine's Companions of Courage foundation has raised $16,000 to help donate mobile XBox 360 kiosks at Winthrop Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center right near Nassau Coliseum. [Point Blank]

-P.J. Stock wants Leafs fans to believe in Brian Burke's plan, but there's going to be plenty of bumps in the road. [CBC]

Puck Buddy Comment of the Day: Reader The Bog hopes the Bakersfield Condors keep things real during "King of Pop Night" tomorrow:

"If those gloves aren't covered in rhinestones then the whole exercise is just a sham."

Bold Prediction: Cristobal Huet(notes) will win his third straight and post his second shutout of the season over the Nashville Predators.

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