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Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Avs vs. Blues; Sharks and Canucks meet for last time

Greg Wyshynski
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Here is the Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Spotlighting five things to watch for during tonight's slate of games. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.

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Create-a-Caption: A St. Louis Blues fan cheers on her team during action against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 9, 2013 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Getty)

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Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Los Angeles Kings at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET

Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET

Preview: Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames, 9 p.m. ET

Preview: San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. ET

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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...

1. Steen-Roller. Nice piece by Scott Burnside on Alex Steen, and his incredible scoring pace this season. Ken Hitchcock says he's even seen a change in the room with him: "He's way more demanding of himself and others, and he has a real healthy respect of the players because they see how dedicated he is."

2. Perry Out? Corey Perry has the flu, and could join Ryan Getzlaf out of the lineup tonight. What will Bruce Boudreau do? "Drop back and punt? I don't know. We've never had to go through that, so we'll see what we see," he told the LA Times.

3. Coyote Kings Of Chicago. Phoenix is 5-1-1 in their last seven in Chicago, which isn't an easy place to win. Said Super Nintendo Hjalmarsson: "I don’t know what’s been going on the last couple of years here but they always bring their 'A' game against us, especially in our own building. We definitely know it’s going to be a tough game. We’re going to have to play one of our best games at home to be able to win."

4. Life Without Quick. Ben Scrivens gets the nod for the Kings as Jonathan Quick begins rehabbing from a Grade 2 groin strain.

5. End Of Series For Sharks, Canucks. Good job good effort NHL schedule makers, as two division rivals play their final game of the season tonight.

Bold Prediction: Scrivens wins in a shootout, stopping two of three shots.

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