NHL schedule and starting goalies: Blackhawks look to keep streak alive

Jonathan Daniel

There are 11 games scheduled in the NHL on Thursday night. Here's a look at the TV info, schedule and starting goalies.

There are 11 games scheduled in the NHL on Thursday night, with several story lines framing the action.

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to extended their point-streak to 20 games when they challenge the St. Louis Blues, while Jordan Staal will be making his first appearance against the Pittsburgh Penguins since joining the Carolina Hurricanes.

In addition, Rick Nash might be returning to the New York Rangers' lineup after dealing with an unidentified injury that everyone believes was a concussion.

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

Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins
7 p.m. ET | TV: SNET-E, TVA, NESN
Goalies: Robin Lehner (confirmed), Tuukka Rask (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Silver Seven, Stanley Cup of Chowder

Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders
7 p.m. ET | TV: SNET-O, MSG PLUS
Goalies: TBD, Evgeni Nabokov (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Pension Plan Puppets, Lighthouse Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers
7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS, SUN, MSG
Goalies: Mathieu Garon (confirmed), Henrik Lundqvist (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Raw Charge, Blueshirt Banter

Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes
7 p.m. ET | TV: NHLN-US, ROOT, FS-CR
Goalies: TBD, Cam Ward (expected)
Blog coverage: PensBurgh, Canes Country

Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: MSG-B, FS-F
Goalies: Ryan Miller (confirmed), TBD
Blog coverage: Die by the Blade, Litter Box Cats

New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets
8 p.m. ET | TV: MSG PLUS 2, TSN-JETS
Goalies: Johan Hedburg (confirmed), Ondrej Pavelec (confirmed)
Blog coverage: In Lou We Trust, Arctic Ice Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues
8 p.m. ET | TV: CSN-CH,FS-MW
Goalies: Corey Crawford (confirmed), Jaroslav Halak (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Second City Hockey, St. Louis Game Time

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars
8:30 p.m. ET | TV: SNET-W, FS-SW
Goalies: Devan Dubnyk (confirmed), Kari Lehtonen (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Copper & Blue, Defending Big D

Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche
9 p.m. ET | TV: SNET-CGY, ALT
Goalies: Joey MacDonald (confirmed), Semyon Varlamov (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Matchsticks and Gasoline, Mile High Hockey

Minnesota Wild at Phoenix Coyotes
9 p.m. ET | TV: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-A
Goalies: Niklas Backstrom (confirmed), Mike Smith (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Hockey Wilderness, Five for Howling

Detroit Red Wings at San Jose Sharks
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: FS-D, CSN-CA
Goalies: Jonas Gustavsson (confirmed), Antti Niemi (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Winging it in Motown, Fear the Fin

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