Forget the malls -- Black Friday is a day for hockey. The NHL schedule on the day after Thanksgiving features 13 games spread out across almost as many hours.
The action starts with the Boston Bruins
hosting their traditional Black Friday game at noon ET. This year's opponent is the Carolina Hurricanes
, who come to TD Garden after a disappointing 3-2 home loss to Washington on Wednesday. The Bruins are home after a 3-1 win at Florida on Wednesday gave them a split of two games in the Sunshine State.
Three more games start at 1 p.m. ET. The New York Islanders
try to end a 14-game losing streak when they host New Jersey. The Devils have won back-to-back games, including a 2-1 shootout victory against Calgary in Wednesday. The Flames head down the New Jersey Turnpike for a visit to Philadelphia, where the red-hot Flyers return home after routing Minnesota 6-1 on Wednesday. On the other side of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh returns home after Wednesday's 1-0 win at Buffalo to host Ottawa, a 2-1 loser to Dallas.
An hour later, Nashville visits Minnesota, while at 4 p.m. ET, Chicago tries to bounce back after Wednesday's 5-2 loss at San Jose when it visits Anaheim.
Tampa Bay, coming off a 5-3 home win against the New York Rangers
on Wednesday, visits Washington for a 5 p.m. ET start. The Caps have lost just once in regulation at the Verizon Center this season.
Columbus will debut its new third jerseys at 7 p.m. ET when it hosts Detroit in the front end of a home-and-home series. The Jackets are back home after a 4-3 OT win against the Islanders on Wednesday, the same night the Wings were beaten 5-1 at Atlanta.
Toronto visits Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. ET in a Northeast Division battle that will be shown on TSN, while RDS will show Atlanta's visit to Montreal. The Canadiens continued their fast start on Wednesday by beating Los Angeles 4-1. Also at 7:30, the Rangers visit Florida.
At 8:30, St. Louis tries to build on a 2-1 shootout win at Nashville on Wednesday when it visits Dallas.
TSN will also be on hand for the final game of the night as San Jose visits Vancouver for a 10 p.m. ET start. The Canucks ended a four-game losing streak on Wednesday by beating Colorado 4-2 at home.