NHL schedule and starting goalies: 11 games on tap for Thursday


There are 11 games scheduled in the NHL on Thursday night. Here's a complete look with scheduling information and the expected goaltending matchups.

Thursday night's schedule features 11 games, with five in the Eastern Conference and six in the Western Conference.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will challenge the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Boston Bruins host the injury-riddled Florida Panthers. In other action, the red-hot Columbus Blue Jackets are hosting the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Anaheim Ducks will face the Dallas Stars.

Here's a full look at the schedule and tonight's starting goaltenders:

Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins
7 p.m. ET | TV: FS-F, NESN
Goalies: Scott Clemmensen (expected), Tuukka Rask (expected)
Blog coverage: Litter Box Cats, Stanley Cup of Chowder

Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs
7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS, ROOT, SNET-O
Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury (expected), Ben Scrivens (expected)
Blog coverage: PensBurgh, Pension Plan Puppets

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
Goalies: Michal Neuvirth (expected), Dan Ellis (expected)
Blog coverage: Japers' Rink, Canes Country

Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets
7 p.m. ET | TV: CSN-CH, FS-O
Goalies: Corey Crawford (expected), Sergei Bobrovsky (expected)
Blog coverage: Second City Hockey, The Cannon

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: MSG, SUN
Goalies: Evgeni Nabokov (expected), Anders Lindback (expected)
Blog coverage: Lighthouse Hockey, Raw Charge

New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets
Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist (expected), Ondrej Pavelec (expected)
Blog coverage: Blueshirt Banter, Arctic Ice Hockey

Phoenix Coyotes at St. Louis Blues
8 p.m. ET | TV: FS-A PLUS, FS-MW
Goalies: Mike Smith (expected), Jake Allen (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Five for Howling, St. Louis Game Time

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
8 p.m. ET | TV: ALT, FS-N, FS-WI
Goalies: TBD, Niklas Backstrom (expected)
Blog coverage: Mile High Hockey, Hockey Wilderness

Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars
8:30 p.m. ET | TV: PRIME, FS-SW
Goalies: Jonas Hiller (expected), Kari Lehtonen (expected)
Blog coverage: Anaheim Calling, Defending Big D

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks
10 p.m. ET | TV: TSN, FS-TN
Goalies: TBD, Roberto Luongo (expected)
Blog coverage: On the Forecheck, Nucks Misconduct

Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: FS-W, CSN-CA
Goalies: Jonathan Quick (expected), TBD
Blog coverage: Jewels from the Crown, Fear the Fin

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