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Canadiens host Capitals in battle of elite East teams
The Washington Capitals are looking forward to taking a measure of themselves against the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday.
Blackhawks visit Senators; Kane aims to tie Hull mark
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane can join a Blackhawks legend in the record books against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.
Red Wings host Coyotes, try to extend point streak
The Detroit Red Wings have points in their past eight games (5-0-3) going into the game against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. It is the longest such streak for Detroit since the 2009-10 season.
Wild's Dubnyk on call for Maple Leafs, new baby son
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will start Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Xcel Energy Center. That is, unless his wife Jennifer gives birth to the couple's second child, a boy who is due Friday.
Avalanche's Tanguay returning to lineup vs. Rangers
Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay will return to the lineup against the New York Rangers on Thursday after missing the previous 11 games because of a sprained right knee.