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Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Blue Jackets, Caps streak differently; Ducks visit Blackhawks

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

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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Preview: Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m. EST

Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m. EST

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

1) Streaking Caps, Blue Jackets, going in different directions. A win for Columbus and they extend their season-long winning streak to five games. That would also mean Washington tying a season high fourth straight loss.

2) History streak on Caps' side. Despite how both teams enter tonight's game, the Capitals currently hold a five-game winning streak over the Blue Jackets.

3) Hiller's healthy. After sitting out Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Canucks due to illness, Jonas Hiller will be back in net for the Ducks tonight. He'll be looking for his 15th straight win, the most by an NHL goaltender since the 1975-76 season. As for the unhealthy, the Ducks announced that Sheldon Souray will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his wrist.

4) Blackhawks need better starts. Since Jan. 1, Chicago is 0-1-4 when allowing the first goal. That's a big fall since their 22-0-5 start when they were the ones scoring first at the beginning of the season.

5) Unrelated to tonight's games: Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking David Booth in Thursday night's 1-0 win over the Canucks.

Bold prediction: The "Duck Dynasty" continues with a 3-2 win in overtime. Put me down for a Nick Bonino OT winner.

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