Viewers across Canada will have the opportunity to see if the Detroit Red Wings
can bounce back from an intense loss to the Vancouver Canucks
as part of the NHL's eight-game schedule Thursday night.
Detroit (21-11-1), which failed to win its third straight Wednesday by losing 4-2 to the Canucks, will aim to rebound when they face the Calgary Flames
at Scotiabank Saddledome. Opening faceoff is slated for 9:30 p.m. ET and can be seen in Canada on TSN. The Flames (15-15-4) are four points out of a playoff spot in the West.
Thursday's action gets under way with a pair of games at 7 p.m. ET. The New York Rangers
return home to host the Islanders at Madison Square Garden, while the Buffalo Sabres
visit the Toronto Maple Leafs
Thirty minutes later, the Ottawa Senators
will host the Florida Panthers
at Scotiabank Place. Florida has a seven-point lead in the Southeast Division, while Ottawa is clinging on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Nashville Predators
return to the ice at 8 p.m. ET, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets
at Bridgestone Arena. At 8:30 p.m. ET, the Winnipeg Jets
will try to rebound from Tuesday night's shootout loss to the Isles as they host the Montreal Canadiens
at the MTS Centre.
Calgary won't be the only team from Alberta in action Thursday night, as the Edmonton Oilers
host the Minnesota Wild
at Rexall Place. That game is slated to begin at 9:30 p.m. ET. Minnesota (20-10-5) will be aiming to avoid a three-game skid that includes a 2-1 loss at Calgary on Tuesday.
In the final game of the night, Darryl Sutter
makes his debut as coach of the Los Angeles Kings
as they face the Anaheim Ducks
at 10 p.m. ET at the Staples Center. Anaheim (9-19-5) has lost three straight.