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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. P.A. Scratched. Whoa now ... P.A. Parteneau is a healthy scratch for Colorado? From Dater: "The return of Alex Tanguay, who will play Monday, creates a fuller bench than Roy has had in a while. That, and Parenteau may need to regain a bit more strength in his knee after having only recently returned after missing three weeks with an injury to it."
2. Vancouver's Punching Bag. Via the CP: The Canucks have outscored Edmonton 12-3 in winning all three meetings in 2013-14 and are 15-3-2 in the series at home since the 2007-08 season.
3. Lubo's Back. Hey, remember how Lubomir Visnovsky is on the Islanders and stuff? He's set to play for the first time since Oct. 19 tonight, after recovering from a concussion.
4. Gibbons Back With Sid. Brian Gibbons continues his top line audition for the Penguins with Crosby and Kunitz after missing five games with a lower body injury.
5. Big Ratings for NHL. Sunday’s NHL Stadium Series matchup on NBC between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils from Yankee Stadium (1:27-4:30 p.m. ET) averaged 2.079 million viewers and produced a 1.3 HH rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated single NHL regular-season game ever on NBC, both excluding NHL Winter Classics, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company. The broadcast peaked in the 3-3:30 p.m. ET (1.5 HH rating and 2.299 million) half hour, which came in the second half of the Rangers’ four-goal second period, as they scored six unanswered goals to defeat the Devils 7-3.
Bold prediction: The Stars make it five in a row with a shootout win over the Avs.
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