Less than 24 hours after the premiere of HBO's "24/7," the Philadelphia Flyers
will be on display again Thursday night.
The Flyers, who will face the New York Rangers
at the NHL Winter Classic next month, will take on the Montreal Canadiens
at the Bell Centre as part of the League's 10-game schedule Thursday night. Opening faceoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NHL Network in the United States, as well as TSN and RDS in Canada.
Philadelphia currently sits atop the Atlantic Division at 19-7-3. However, the Flyers will be without both forward Claude Giroux
and defensemen Chris Pronger
, who are out with concussions.
Montreal (13-11-7) enters Thursday's action eight points behind the Boston Bruins
in the Northeast Division. The Canadiens are coming off a 5-3 victory against the New York Islanders
on Tuesday night.
Also at 7:30, the Tampa Bay Lightning
will battle the Calgary Flames
at the St. Pete Times Forum.
Three games get under way at 7 p.m. ET. The Dallas Stars
look to make it 2-for-2 on their trip to New York against the Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks
visit the Carolina Hurricanes
, and the Columbus Blue Jackets
host the Los Angeles Kings
The Rangers return to action at 8 p.m. ET against the St. Louis Blues
at Scottrade Center, while the Nashville Predators
host the Detroit Red Wings
at Bridgestone Arena. Both the Wings and Preds have won three in a row.
The final three games on the schedule are Washington at Winnipeg (8:30 p.m. ET), Edmonton at Phoenix (9:30 p.m. ET) and Colorado at San Jose (10:30 p.m. ET).