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Puck Previews: Sharks try for six; Patrick Roy sounds off

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Preview: San Jose Sharks at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET. The Sharks head into the newly renovated Madison Square Garden looking to end their six-game road trip undefeated. Meanwhile, the Rangers are still looking for their first win at home after losses to Toronto and Ottawa.

Preview: Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers, 7 p.m. ET. As the Jets visit South Florida tonight, goaltender Ondrej Pavelec will look to continue his strong play at BankAtlantic Center. Pavelec is a career 3-0-0 with a 1.66 goals-against average in the building. Florida lost four of six to Winnipeg/Atlanta last season, but head into this matchup winners of two of their last three.

Preview: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET. Nashville goes for their third straight as they start a five-game road trip. Mike Fisher did not make the trip for the Predators and neither did Sergei Kostitsyn. Pekka Rinne, who notched his 100th career NHL victory on Saturday, is expected to face off against Corey Crawford.

Check out previews and updated scores for all of today's games on the Y! Sports NHL scores and scheds page. For tonight's starting goalies, check out Left Wing Lock.

Evening reading:

• The NHL secured Tim Hortons as the title sponsor of the 2012 All-Star Game in Ottawa. We'd like to request that a Skills Competition event featuring Timbits players replaces the NHLers' participation. [NHL.com]

• "The number of young hockey players in Canada could fall by more than a third in the next decade, warn those who oversee the amateur game." [QMI via London Free Press]

• Patrick Roy is not happy with the discipline czar of the QMJH after one of his Quebec Remparts players was injured on a knee-on-knee hit and the player delivering the hit was suspended: "I am having a hard time restraining myself because I am furious. I don't know if they have the right people in place to take care of an incident such as this one. I look at Vincent Arseneau and he received only eight games for a blindside hit to head. "It's priceless. Raymond Bolduc (QMJHL disciplinary prefect), I like him as a person, but he's too good a person. He has the misfortune of having to be severe ... the action we saw tonight, one must no longer see that in hockey." [Buzzing the Net]

• Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read on being an unlikely Calder Trophy candidate. [Globe & Mail]

Puck Buddy Comment of the Day: "Brad" on Emil Garipov's KHL team of choice:

Ak Bars? Really?

"Hey, you wanna play goalie for Ak Bars?" "No! It's a trap!"

Bold prediction: San Jose wraps up their road trip undefeated. Give Joey Pavelski a trick tonight.

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