NHL schedule, starting goalies and more: Rivalries dominate Wednesday slate

Chris McGrath

A complete round-up of Wednesday night's slate of NHL games, including the goaltending match-ups.

There are four games on tap in the NHL Wednesday night, led by the Boston Bruins facing the winless New York Rangers in the nationally televised game of the night on NBC Sports Network.

Other Eastern Conference action will be held in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins will look to start-up a three-game winning-streak in their home-opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames will each be searching to win their first game of the season when they face-off at Rogers Arena, while Phoenix Coyotes will be hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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

Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins
7 p.m. ET | TV: TSN, RDS2, Root Sports Pittsburgh
Goalies: James Reimer (expected), Marc-Andre Fleury (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Pension Plan Puppets, PensBurgh

Boston Bruins at New York Rangers
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBC Sports Network
Goalies: Tuukka Rask (confirmed), Henrik Lundqvist (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Stanley Cup of Chowder, Blueshirt Banter

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks
10 p.m. ET | TV: Sportsnet West, Sportsnet Pacific
Goalies: Miikka Kiprusoff (not yet announced), Cory Schneider (confirmed)
Blog coverage: The Cannon, Nucks Misconduct

Columbus Blue Jackets at Phoenix Coyotes
10 p.m. ET | TV: FS Ohio, FS Arizona
Goalies: Steve Mason (expected), Mike Smith (not yet announced)
Blog coverage: Matchsticks & Gasoline, Five For Howling

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