NHL schedule and starting goalies for Wednesday: Luongo starts for Canucks

Harry How

There are four games on tap in the NHL on Wednesday, with the main event coming in the nationally televised contest between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild on NBC Sports Network.

Chicago will be entering the game with a perfect 6-0-0 record and have already garnered as an early season contender in the Western Conference. Minnesota made waves this offseason with the acquisition of Zach Parise, as well as Ryan Suter, and will look to validate the pre-season praise the team received with a strong effort against the Blackhawks.

Wednesday night's schedule will be Western Conference heavy, with the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators acting as the only game featuring Eastern Conference action.

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

Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators
7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS, TSN
Goalies: Peter Budaj (confirmed), Craig Anderson (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Eyes on the Prize, Silver Seven

Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild
8 p.m. ET | TV: NBC Sports Network
Goalies: Corey Crawford (confirmed), Josh Harding (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Second City Hockey, Hockey Wilderness

Edmonton Oilers at Phoenix Coyotes
9:30 p.m. ET | TV: Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Goalies: Devan Dubnyk (expected), Chad Johnson (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Copper & Blue, Five For Howling

Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks
10 p.m. ET | TV: Altitude 2, Sportsnet Pacific
Goalies: Semyon Varlamov (not yet announced), Roberto Luongo (possible)
Blog coverage: Mile High Hockey, Nucks Misconduct

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