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: "Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings chats with referee Wes McCauley."
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Preview: Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: New York Islanders at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: St. Louis Blues at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Vancouver Canucks at Phoenix Coyotes, 9 p.m. ET
Preview: Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. ET
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. Seguin returns. Tyler Seguin returns to Boston for the first time since being traded to Dallas in the offseason. It's going to be a party... er, maybe that's a poor choice of words.
2. The Sabres are in trouble. Buffalo, hockey's worst team, flies into San Jose tonight to face hockey's best team, arguably. Considering the way the Sharks have made decent teams look downright silly, this could be a pummelling of Emery-on-Holtby proportions. Or, because hockey makes no sense, the Sabres could win.
3. Coyotes streaking. With a win over the Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix will extend their winning streak to five games, their longest in two seasons.
4. Ovechkin returns? Alex Ovechkin appears ready to return to the lineup after missing three games due to the injury he sustained in Vancouver. But he's a game-time decision, and there's no shame in erring on the side of caution, especially since they haven't really missed him all that much.
5. Hurricanes not scoring, hence, not winning. Carolina has scored just five goals in their last five games, and wouldn't you know it, they've lost all five. But the Flyers might be able to help them bump the slump without curing their offensive woes -- Philadelphia doesn't score much either. These are the only two clubs in the league averaging fewer than two goals per game.
Bold Prediction: Sabres win. In regulation. That's as bold as she goes, friends.