Five games today (a.k.a. my wife's birthday), highlighted by a 10:00 PM ET cross-conference clash between the powerful Lightning and Ducks.
Here's the schedule, the "Best Bets" from our quartet of experts and where to catch the game on the tube.
NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, ROOT
Probable Starting Goaltenders: Kevin Poulin vs. Jeff Zatkoff
Montreal @ Washington, 7:00 PM ET
TV: RDS, TSN, CSN-DC
Probable Starting Goaltenders: Peter Budaj vs. Michal Neuvirth
Florida @ Calgary, 9:00 PM ET
TV: FS-F, SNET-W
Probable Starting Goaltenders: Tim Thomas vs. Reto Berra
Columbus @ Vancouver, 10:00 PM ET
TV: FS-O, SNET-P
Probable Starting Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Roberto Luongo
Tampa Bay @ Anaheim 10:00 PM ET
TV: SUN, PRIME
Probable Starting Goaltenders: Ben Bishop vs. Viktor Fasth
The Hockey News Best Bets (with season record):
Ken Campbell, Senior Writer (3-1): Calgary over Florida
Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer (3-1): Montreal over Washington
Adam Proteau, Writer/Columnist (1-3): Pittsburgh over Islanders
Rory Boylen, THN.com Post-To-Post Blog Editor (1-3): Anaheim over Tampa
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.