NHL schedule and starting goalies for Friday: Canucks, Blackhawks rivalry headlines

Jonathan Daniel

Friday's NHL schedule features a few interesting rivalry battles.

There are seven games on tap in the NHL on Friday night, with the rematch between the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues headlining the schedule as the NHL Network's nationally televised game of the night.

It is one of three division match-ups that will be occurring on Friday, with the Winnipeg Jets traveling to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning and the Dallas Stars hosting the Phoenix Coyotes as the others.

Another game of note is the one occurring in Vancouver between the Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks. With both teams expressing mutual disdain for one another and the Canucks still harboring ill-will towards Duncan Keith for his hit on Daniel Sedin, it's likely that sparks will be flying.

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

Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS, CSN-Philadelphia, CSN-DC
Goalies: Ilya Bryzgalov (no morning skate; not announced), Braden Holtby (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Broad Street Hockey, Japers' Rink

Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes
7 p.m. ET | TV: FS-Carolinas
Goalies: Craig Anderson (confirmed), Dan Ellis (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Silver Seven, Canes Country

Winnipeg Jets at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: TSN-Jets, SUN
Goalies: TBD, Anders Lindback (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Arctic Ice Hockey, Raw Charge

St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NHLN-US, FS-Midwest, FS-Detroit
Goalies: TBD, Jimmy Howard (expected)
Blog coverage: St. Louis Game Time, Winging it in Motown

Phoenix Coyotes at Dallas Stars
8:30 p.m. ET | TV: FS-Arizona+, FS-Southwest+
Goalies: Mike Smith (not announced), Kari Lehtonen (expected)
Blog coverage: Five For Howling, Defending Big D

Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks
10 p.m. ET | TV: TSN, RDS2, CSN-Chicago+
Goalies: Corey Crawford (confirmed), Roberto Luongo (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Second City Hockey, Nucks Misconduct

Minnesota WIld at Anaheim Ducks
10 p.m. ET | TV: FS-North, FS-Wisconsin, FS-West
Goalies: Niklas Backstrom (not announced), Viktor Fasth (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Hockey Wilderness, Anaheim Calling

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