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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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.”
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.
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