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NHL Network to air Saturday doubleheader

Friday, 02.03.2012 / 10:57 PM / NHL Network

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NHL Network to air Saturday doubleheader
Hockey fans in the United States will have plenty to watch on Saturday as the NHL Network airs two of the 12 games on a full day's schedule.
Hockey fans in the United States will have plenty to watch on Saturday as the NHL Network airs two of the 12 games on a full day's schedule.

The action on the NHL Network gets under way at 1 p.m. ET, when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit Boston. Both teams are coming off shutout losses -- Boston (3-0) to Carolina on Thursday; Pittsburgh (1-0) at Toronto on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes are involved in the second half of the doubleheader -- they host the Los Angeles Kings at the RBC Center in a game that begins at 7 p.m. ET.

There are 10 other games on Saturday's slate.

Also at 1 p.m. ET, the Devils head down the New Jersey Turnpike for a visit to Philadelphia. Both teams are coming off home wins on Thursday -- the Devils beat Montreal 5-3, while the Flyers topped Nashville 4-1.

The Canadiens are back home for a 2 p.m. ET game against Washington, a game that can be seen in Canada on both CBC and RDS. An hour later, Vancouver tries to bounce back from Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Detroit when it begins a road trip in Colorado. The struggling Avs lost 1-0 to Minnesota on Thursday.

In addition to the Kings-'Canes contest, three other games get under way at 7.

Ottawa tries to rebound from Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the New York Islanders when it hosts Toronto, a game that can be seen in Canada on CBC and RDS. The Islanders are back home to host Buffalo, which had two days off after Wednesday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Rangers. Also, the two Sunshine State teams face off when Florida visits Tampa Bay. Both teams are coming off home games against Winnipeg -- the Panthers won 2-1 on Friday, one night after the Bolts lost 2-1 in OT.

Three more games get under way at 8 p.m. ET. Nashville is back home to host St. Louis in a battle between two of the four teams fighting for first place in the Central Division; the Blues come to Music City after blanking Los Angeles 1-0 on Friday. Minnesota continues its trip with a stop in Dallas; the Stars are back home after Thursday's 5-2 loss in San Jose. The Sharks move on to Phoenix, which has been off since Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Anaheim.

In the final game of the night, Detroit visits Edmonton in a battle between two teams that won Thursday night. The Wings topped the Canucks 4-3 in a shootout at Vancouver, while the Oilers routed Chicago 8-4 behind the historic eight-point performance by Sam Gagner. That game can be seen in Canada as part of "Hockey Night in Canada."

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