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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Preview: St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: New York Rangers at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Colorado Avalanche at Phoenix Coyotes, 9 p.m. ET
Preview: Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. ET
Preview: New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. Blues Ready For Bruins' Test. Said T.J. Oshie on the showdown in Beantown: "I think we've been looking ahead to this one as a challenge and it'll be a good test to see where we're at. In my eyes, it's going to be like a one-game playoff tonight."
2. Hossa Back. Marian Hossa is back after missing three games to injury. The Blackhawks lost two of those three games. So, welcome back.
3. Skinnnnnnerrrrrr! Jeff Skinner returns for the Hurricanes after missing 11 games with an "upper body injury." Said Skinner: "My role will be to chip in offensively. The 11 games I've been out the team has done a great job defending and being responsible in our own end and working out from there. That's something we've taken pride in and want to continue, so I think coming back that will be the main focus, being responsible."
4. Stopping Jagr. The LA Kings face the Devils and the red-hot Jaromir Jagr. How does one stop him? Dustin Brown: "It’s just about containing him, really. I mean, I’ve tried to hit him. He doesn’t budge. I remember there was an instance at home last year against Dallas where Kopi was one-on-one with him, and Kopi’s a pretty big, strong guy in the corners. I mean, you have to ask Kopi, but he couldn’t even move the guy. A lot of it with him is just trying to contain him and limit his options. He’s one of those players that he’s so hard to eliminate."
5. Richards Returns. Incredibly, this is the first time Brad Richards is playing in Dallas since leaving the Stars as a free agent in 2011.
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Bold Prediction: A Winnipeg Jet tallies a hat trick. Someone manages to throw a helmet on the ice.