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Standings increase fervor of Rangers-Islanders rivalry
The next chapter of the rivalry between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders comes Thursday at Barclays Center.
Canucks goalie Miller back in starter's role vs. Capitals
Goaltender Ryan Miller will be in net when the Vancouver Canucks begin their six-game road trip Thursday against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.
Oilers' McLellan returns to San Jose to face Sharks
Taylor Hall scored with 1:01 left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 9. Hall, Jordan Eberle, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had a goal and an assist for Edmonton; Patrick Marleau and Justin Braun had a goal and an assist for San Jose.
Stastny returns to Blues lineup against Hurricanes
Center Paul Stastny will be in the lineup for the St. Louis Blues when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
Blackhawks' Quenneville eyes milestone at Canadiens
Joel Quenneville has his first opportunity to become the second-winningest coach in NHL history on Thursday when the Chicago Blackhawks visit the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.