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: Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET
Preview: Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m. ET
Preview: New York Islanders at Anaheim Ducks, 10 p.m. ET
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Five things to know about tonight's NHL games ...
1. Senators try to end home losing streak. The Senators have lost five straight at home with the Flyers, who have already beaten them twice this season, in town.
2. Islanders try to end two worse losing streaks. But even if Ottawa makes it five, they've got nothing on the Islanders, who have lost nine consecutive games. They've also lost nine consecutive road games. Probably not an ideal time to run into the best team in the Pacific Division. Good luck with that.
3. Getzlaf very pointy. Another streak on the line tonight in Anaheim: Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has picked up a point in 13 consecutive games. He's pretty good.
4. Streaks and streaks and streaks and streaks. The Canucks began their current four-game winning streak by beating the Hurricanes a week ago. Now they're looking to push it to five by beating the Hurricanes again. But the Hurricanes are looking to push their own winning streak to four by beating the Canucks, and ending a five-game losing streak against Vancouver in the process. #streaks
5. McElhinney seeks third straight shutout. It's an all-streak edition of the Viewing Guide! Curtis McElhinney has recorded shutouts in two straight games. Can he make it three against the Penguins?
Bold Prediction: As some streaks rise and some streaks fall, we will reflect on the randomness of our very existence.
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