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December 6 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Doesn't it always seem nowadays like the best games are in the West? That's certainly the case tonight, where tonight's premiere tilt has to the be the Ducks and Hawks in Chicago. As always, here's the lineup, who to expect between the pipes, where to watch the games and who the experts think is a sure-thing.
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Doesn't it always seem nowadays like the best games are in the West? That's certainly the case tonight, where tonight's premiere tilt has to the be the Ducks and Hawks in Chicago.

As always, here's the lineup, who to expect between the pipes, where to watch the games and who the experts think is a sure-thing.

Detroit @ New Jersey 7:00 PM ET

TV: RDS, FS-D, MSG PLUS

Probable Starting Goalies: Jonas Gustavsson vs. Cory Schneider

San Jose @ Carolina 7:00 PM ET

TV: CSN-CA, FS-CR

Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Niemi vs. Cam Ward

Minnesota @ Columbus 7:00 PM ET

TV: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-O

Probable Starting Goalies: Niklas Backstrom vs. Curtis McElhinney

Anaheim @ Chicago 8:00 PM ET

TV: NHLN-US, PRIME, CSN-CH

Probable Starting Goalies: Jonah Hiller vs. Antti Raanta

Colorado @ Calgary 9:00 PM ET

TV: ALT, SNET-W

Probable Starting Goalies: Jean-Sebastien Giguere vs. Karri Ramo

Phoenix @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET

TV: FS-A PLUS, SNET-P

Probable Starting Goalies: Mike Smith vs. Roberto Luongo



The Hockey News Best Bets (with season record):


Ken Campbell, Senior Writer (9-8): San Jose over Carolina

Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer (8-9): Minnesota over Columbus

Adam Proteau, Writer/Columnist (10-7): Minnesota over Columbus

Rory Boylen, THN.com Post-To-Post Blog Editor (9-8): Phoenix over Vancouver

Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ Managing Editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons. The London, Ont., native graduated from the University of Western Ontario – where he did campus radio color commentary for both men’s and women’s hockey – with a Master’s in Journalism. He really, really hates the loser point.

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