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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 7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS, NHLN-US, ROOT, MSG 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 Flames9 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