Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
There are six games scheduled for Thursday in the NHL, which will include the Rangers against the Islanders, the Predators and Coyotes, and Capitals against the Lightning.
There are six games on tap in the NHL on Thursday night, which will be headlined by the Atlantic Division showdown between the
New York Islanders and New York Rangers.
Thursday's schedule will be heavy in Eastern Conference match-ups as only two games feature Western Conference opponents. The
Minnesota Wild will be hosting the Colorado Avalanche, while the Phoenix Coyotes will be facing the Nashville Predators.
The NHL Network game of the night will feature a Southeast Division meeting between the
Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.
Here's a full look at the schedule and tonight's starting goaltenders:
New York Islanders at New York Rangers 7 p.m. ET | TV: MSG PLUS, MSG Goalies: Evgeni Nabokov ( confirmed), Martin Biron ( confirmed) Blog coverage: Lighthouse Hockey, Blueshirt Banter
Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes 7 p.m. ET | TV: FS-CR, Leafs TV Goalies: Ben Scrivens ( confirmed), Dan Ellis ( confirmed) Blog coverage: Pension Plan Puppets, Canes Country
Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NHLN-US, CSN-DC, SUN Goalies: Braden Holtby ( confirmed), Mathieu Garon ( confirmed) Blog coverage: Japers' Rink, Raw Charge
Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers 7:30 p.m. ET | TV: TSN-HABS, RDS, FS-F Goalies: Carey Price ( expected), Jose Theodore ( confirmed) Blog coverage: Eyes on the Prize, Litter Box Cats
Phoenix Coyotes at Nashville Predators 8 p.m. ET | TV: FS-A, FSN-TN Goalies: TBD, Pekka Rinne ( expected) Blog coverage: Five For Howling, On the Forecheck
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild 8 p.m. ET | TV: ALT, FS-N, FS-WI Goalies: Jean-Sebastien Giguere ( confirmed), Niklas Backstrom ( confirmed) Blog coverage: Mile High Hickey, Hockey Wilderness