NHL Network to air Hawks-Rangers on Thursday

by NHL.com
Fans in the United States can tune into the NHL Network on Thursday night to see if the Chicago Blackhawks can finally find their way back into the win column.

Chicago, which is winless in its last nine games (0-8-1), will face the high-flying New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The NHL Network will show the game in the United States, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. New York entered Wednesday's action nine points ahead of the Bruins atop the Eastern Conference after a 3-0 win in Boston on Tuesday.

Action in Philadelphia on Thursday night also gets under way at 7 ET, as the Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres at Wells Fargo Center. Both teams will be looking to avoid a three-game losing streak.

Thirty minutes later, the San Jose Sharks' nine-game road trip continues against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Sharks are coming off an impressive 5-3 win at Washington on Monday night, while the Lightning have dropped back-to-back games and reside in 13th place in the East.

Two more games get under way at 8 p.m. ET -- the New York Islanders aim for their fifth straight road victory at St. Louis, while the Minnesota Wild host the Winnipeg Jets at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Calgary Flames, who are banging on the door in the Western Conference playoff race, return to action at 8:30 p.m. ET. Brent Sutter's club will be in Dallas to take on the Stars, who will be aiming to avoid a third straight loss. That game can be seen on TSN in Canada.

In the final two game of the evening, the Phoenix Coyotes, who lead the Flames by one point for eighth place in the West, will face the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. That showdown is slated to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET.