Tonight’s hot preseason action features 14 games and 26 teams in action. Fuzzy math, right? No, the Coyotes and Sharks have a split-squad affair going on in San Jose and Phoenix later tonight. As for the other games, here’s your taste of tryout greatness. All times are Eastern because we’ve got an insufferable eastern bias.
Carolina @ Atlanta: Eric and Jared Staal on the same ice together tonight. Dustin Byfuglien makes his Atlanta debut.
Columbus @ Pittsburgh: Crosby and Malkin to suit up for the Pens.
Florida @ Boston: Wonder if these two teams are sick of each other yet?
Montreal @ Ottawa: Carey Price rides again for the Habs. At least the booing in Ottawa will be natural.
NY Rangers @ New Jersey: Henrik Lundqvist is slated to play the full game. Johan Hedberg for the Devils.
Toronto @ Buffalo: Toronto does not rest. Ever.
Detroit @ Chicago: These two rivals dance once again after Detroit won last night 3-2.
Philadelphia @ Minnesota: Two teams with injured goalies. Awesome, right?
St. Louis @ Dallas: Brent “Wrath of” Krahn plays the full 60 tonight for Dallas.
Washington @ Nashville: Nashville’s Anders Lindback to get another look tonight in goal.
Tampa Bay @ Calgary: Tampa Bay breaks out almost all their stars against a lightly-veteran Calgary team.
Anaheim @ Vancouver: Perhaps Anaheim won’t be as punchy as they were last night. Canucks fans are eager for tomorrow’s game with Cody Hodgson set to play.
San Jose @ Phoenix: Split
Phoenix @ San Jose: Squad
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Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins