NHL schedule, starting goalies for Thursday: Vokoun starts for Pens vs. Rangers

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tomas Vokoun gets the nod in net for the Penguins against the Rangers on Thursday.

There are nine games on tap for Thursday night, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers highlighting the schedule as the NHL Network's nationally televised game of the night.

In total, their will be five Eastern Conference games and four Western Conference games played on Thursday.

In addition to the Atlantic division showdown between the Penguins and Rangers, the New York Islander and New Jersey Devils will also be involved in an Atlantic match-up. Other division meetings include the Florida Panthers hosting the Winnipeg Jets, the Buffalo Sabres against the Boston Bruins,the St. Louis Blues challenging the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche visiting the Calgary Flames.

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

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers
Goalies: Tomas Vokoun (confirmed), Henrik Lundqvist (confirmed)
Blog coverage: PensBurgh, Blueshirt Banter

New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils
7 p.m. ET | TV: MSG+ 2, MSG+
Goalies: Evgeni Nabokov (confirmed), Martin Brodeur (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Lighthouse Hockey, In Lou We Trust

Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins
7 p.m. ET | TV: MSG Buffalo, NESN
Goalies: Ryan Miller (not announced), Tuukka Rask (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Die by the Blade, Stanley Cup of Chowder

Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs
7 p.m. ET | TV: CSN Washington, Sportsnet Ontario
Goalies: Michal Neuvirth (probable), James Reimer (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Japers' Rink, Pension Plan Puppets

St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets
7 p.m. ET | TV: FS Midwest, FS Ohio
Goalies: Brian Elliott (confirmed), Sergei Bobrovsky (confirmed)
Blog coverage: St. Louis Game Time, The Cannon

Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: TSN Jets, FS Florida
Goalies: Ondrej Pavelec (not yet announced), Jose Theodore (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Arctic Ice Hockey, Litter Box Cats

Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames
9 p.m. ET | TV: Altitude, Sportsnet West
Goalies: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (confirmed), Miikka Kiprusoff (not yet announced)
Blog coverage: Mile High Hockey, Matchsticks and Gasoline

Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: FS Tennessee, FS West
Goalies: Pekka Rinne (not yet announced), Jonathan Quick (not yet announced)
Blog coverage: On the Forecheck, Jewels from the Crown

Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: Sportsnet Edmonton, CSN California
Goalies: Devan Dubnyk (not announced), Antti Niemi (not announced)
Blog coverage: Copper & Blue, Fear the Fin

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