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: Brandon Bollig chats with Referee Kevin Pollock.
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Preview: San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Vancouver Canucks at New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. The Carton Hutton era begins. With Pekka Rinne sidelined up to a month with a hip infection that calls for arthroscopic surgery, the Nashville Predators will turn to backup Carter Hutton, he of three career NHL games. Tonight could be the start of one of those cool stories of a backup rising to the occasion and keeping his team competitive during a serious injury to the starter. Or it could be the first indication the team needs to look elsewhere for help. That's up to Hutton.
2. The Sharks are still streaking. San Jose may have a shootout loss to their names, but they still haven't dropped a game in regulation, which means they have yet to play a game and leaving without points. They'll face a big test in Boston, one of the best teams in the East. In the Sharks' favour: they're 4-0-1 in their last five versus the Bruins.
3. So is Mike Ribeiro. The Coyotes' center is riding a seven-game point streak. Can he make it eight?
4. Luongo vs. Schneider, round 2. The first meeting between the former teammates was only a couple weeks ago. Now they get to do it again on Schneider's home turf! Luongo, on if he'd feel bad for beating Schneider again: “Maybe for a second, but I’ll get over it quickly."
5. Rangers vs. Flyers, a.k.a. the "Surprisingly Bad Teams" Bowl. The good news: someone has to win.
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Bold Prediction: Carter Hutton stands on his head. By the time someone points out that's not how you tend goal at the NHL level -- you're supposed to stand straight up -- he's let in four.