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.
Create-a-Caption: A Detroit Red Wings fan attends the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Preview: Nashville Predators at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Chicago Blackhawks at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Winnipeg Jets at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Buffalo Sabres at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Philadelphia Flyers at Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m. ET
Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Phoenix Coyotes, 9 p.m. ET
Preview: Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks. 10:30 p.m.
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. Horton Hears (His Name In The Lineup) - Nathan Horton finally makes his debut for the Blue Jackets after shoulder surgery, skating on the right wing of a line with center Artem Anisimov and left wing Brandon Dubinsky
2. Yak Promotion - Not only is Nail Yakupov playing for Edmonton, he's skating on the second line, with center Sam Gagner and right wing Jordan Eberle.
3. Old Faces Meet New Teams in Denver - Steve Downie and Max Talbot face the Avs and Flyers for the first time since their trade. Downie sounds excited: "I don’t know how many games I played -- not many here. It was unfortunate. I ran into some injury problems and could never show them what I could do.”
4. The Chase Is On - Keep this in mind for the Calder Watch: Alex Chiasson was moved from the third line to skate alongside captain Jamie Benn and center Tyler Seguin for Dallas tonight.
5. Passive Aggression - Bobby Ryan plays tonight for the first time since his Olympic snub. When asked on TSN Radio if he'd get into an argument with Brian Burke if they finally speak, he said he's a "pretty passive guy" so he won't likely have heated discussion with Brian Burke. Smooth burn, Bobby.
Bold Prediction: Ovechkin goes scoreless for a fifth straight game.