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 ...
1. Teemu comes to Toronto one last time. Barring a meeting in the Stanley Cup Final, Teemu Selanne visits Toronto for the 20th and final time.
2. Islanders losing close. If there's a sign of hope that the Islanders find some consistency, even in the absence of Michael Grabner for two games and Lubomir Visnovsky, it's that they've lost four of five games by a single goal.
3. Brian Campbell is jealous of his former teammates. Campbell was dealt by the Blackhawks during the 2011 NHL Draft, then watched his former team win the Stanley Cup last year. "It’s great for them, it’s great for the city," he told the Chicago Tribune's Mark Lazarus. "But definitely, deep down inside, you’re jealous. I think anybody, I don’t care who you are, you want it. You want another crack at it.”
4. Jagr hits 1,400 When Jaromir Jagr hits the ice in Columbus, he'll do so for the 1,400th time in NHL career. According to Tom Gulitti, only 43 players in NHL history have played more games. The 41-year old has 683 goals and 1,693 points in his career. We can only hope before he leaves the NHL again, he does so mulleted.
5. The Monahan debate continues. Tonight marks Sean Monahan's ninth game with the Calgary Flames. It's time for the team to decide whether or not to send the red-hot rookie back to junior or keep him in the NHL and burn a year off of his ELC. The Hockey News' Ken Campbell argues he should be allowed to continue his development in the AHL instead: "After all, what would be best at this point for Monahan’s development? 1. Staying in Calgary to avoid going back to junior hockey and playing for a losing team? 2. Going back to the Ottawa 67s where he’ll dominate and possibly pick up some bad habits? 3. Going to the AHL and learning how to be a pro playing against men? It’s probably No. 3, but that option is not open to him."
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Bold Prediction: Monahan scores a pair of goals and the Flames keep him in the NHL.
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- Teemu Selanne