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: "Leafs coach Randy Carlyle at practice."
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Preview: San Jose Sharks at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. ET
Preview: Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET
Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks, 10 p.m. ET
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1,. Sutter Says No Rivalry. Uh, Darryl Sutter doesn’t buy this Ducks vs. Kings thing. “There [has] been zero rivalry. Our guys all skate together in the summer. The rivalry might be a fan rivalry, but there certainly hasn’t been one between the players. We haven’t played ‘em yet, and they’re off to the same start that they had last year.”
2. No Kadri. The Leafs will be without Nazem Kadri against the Sharks, as he left the team due to a death in the family.
3. Malone Missing. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Ryan Malone has a non-displaced ankle fracture and could miss a month for the Lightning.
4. Kulikov Scratched. Dmitry Kulikov was healthy scratched by the Florida Panthers, as coach Peter Horachek stressed accountability for the defenseman.
5. Blackhawks Up. Chicago finished its annual “circus trip” with a 6-1 record and a 23-10 goal differential in those six wins.
Bold Prediction: A Devan Dubnyk shutout. Yup.