Before they go out to celebrate the new year, fans can get the ball rolling with a dose of New Year's Eve hockey -- there are nine games on the schedule for the last night of 2010.
The action begins early with a pair of 5 p.m. ET games. Atlanta , a 3-2 shootout winner against Boston at home on Thursday, visits New Jersey, where the Devils will be trying to end a six-game losing streak. Montreal, a 4-1 loser to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, ends its seven-game trip with a visit to Florida in a game that can be seen on RDS.
An hour later, Minnesota visits the slumping Nashville Predators
, while at 7 p.m. ET, the New York Islanders
begin a five-game trip at Detroit, where the Wings are home after a 7-3 win at Dallas on Wednesday. Also at 7, Columbus returns home after Wednesday's 3-2 win at Toronto to host Ottawa, which had a day off after a 4-0 home loss at Carolina.