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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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
2. Coffee talk for Couture. Logan Couture hasn't scored in nine games, despite averaging four shots a game. He and Sharks head coach Todd McLellan sat down for a chat Monday. "In this situation it was just to sit, have a coffee together, and talk about his game and where he is in the season – fatigue wise, bumps and bruises, and ask him how we think we can help him."
3. Kane going from boy to man. Patrick Kane is having another outstanding season, so much so that Kris Versteeg has seen a change in his second go-around with the Blackhawks: "He’s turning into a man; he’s not a little boy anymore. He definitely has always been the best player I’ve ever seen in my life on edges and the way he can get away from guys and get away from checks and create room for himself."
4. Thomas still not ready for Panthers. Tim Thomas is eligible to be taken off IR, but his groin is not helping just yet. He could be back in net after the Christmas break.
5. Great American Seth Jones is OK. After taking a puck near the eye Saturday against Montreal, Jones is sporting a gash above his left eye, a spot where doctors told him was the best place to get hit. He's expected to play Monday versus Boston.
Bold Prediction: Three games end in shutouts, two go to overtime and one sees the shootout.
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