Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Ex-Rangers vs. Rangers; Canucks face shot leader Sharks

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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: "A Los Angeles Kings fan in a costume for Halloween looks on during warmups for the game with the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center on October 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California."

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Preview: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Minnesota Wild at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET

Preview: Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Edmonton Oilers at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET

Preview: Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m. ET

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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...

1. Taylor Hall Returns. The Oilers star will make his return against the Lightning, out since Oct. 22 with a knee injury.

2. No Timmy Vs. Boston. Tim Thomas won't play in Boston against the Bruins, but Claude Julien still had some comments about his legacy with the B's:

“They’re right, but Tim Thomas doesn’t win the Stanley Cup if our team doesn’t play as well it did in front of him,” Julien said. “This is an honest statement. Tim played well, but I think our team played just as well in front of him. You don’t win the Stanley Cup just with a goaltender. He won the Conn Smythe because he was very good, but I would like to hope that the statistics of your goaltenders can also reflect the team in front of you.

“We did a pretty good job in front of him for years, minimizing the goal-scoring chances and the quality of them. Let’s make sure we don’t take credit away from the rest of the team, too. He was a big part of it, and so were a lot of other guys, but at the same time, we won the Stanley Cup because we were a good team. That’s what I like to think, anyways.”

3. Rangers vs. Ex-Rangers. Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik face their former team, with the former saying he wasn't surprised to see the Rangers fire John Tortorella after their relationship fell apart, and that he was traded so New York could have a "new toy."

4. Shots Vs. Shot Blocks. The Canucks and Tortorella are fourth in the NHL in blocked shots. San Jose is first in the NHL in shots per game with 38.3. So please get some extra ice, ointment and other medicinal aids in the visitors' room at the Shark tank, please.

5. Wisdom From Paulina Gretzky: "I don't take the time to think, OK, should I post the photo that has my boobs in it or the one where I'm in a turtleneck?" - The Great One's Great One on Twitter usage.

Bold Prediction: Lehtonen over Howard in a shootout.

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