Puck Daddy Viewing Guide: Penguins visit Rangers; Selanne returns for Ducks

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: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET

Preview: Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche, 9:30 p.m. ET

Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks, 10 p.m. ET

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

1. James Neal practices, but won't play. Neal hasn't played for the Penguins since leaving Game One early with an upper-body injury. He skated at Madison Square Garden this morning and is expected to partake in a full practice on Friday.

2. Teemu Selanne returns earlier than expected. After it was thought Selanne would miss two weeks after taking a stick to the mouth and losing some teeth, the Finnish Flash will be in the Anaheim lineup tonight against the Coyotes.

3. Avs try to make history. Of all those great Avalanche teams of the past, none of them started a season 13-1. With a win tonight, Patrick Roy and his charges would set a franchise record.


4. Evander Kane skates, might play. Having missed the past three days out on the ice, Kane went from "questionable" to "possible to play" after traveling with the Jets and participating in their morning skate in Chicago.

5. What Stanley Cup hangover?. A short summer than normal for Cup champs, the Blackhawks aren't showing many signs that off-season partying is affecting their play. With a 9-2-4 record, they sit second in the Central Division. Said Joel Quenneville: "Pucks are going in and I think the balance in our lineup is what makes it work."

Bold Prediction: Teemu scores and the Ducks edge the red-hot Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout.