SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Detroit @ Montreal, 7 p.m., SN, TVAS, FS-D
San Jose @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, CSN-CA
NY Islanders @ Florida, 7 p.m., FS-F, MSG+ 2
Buffalo @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG+, MSG-B
Minnesota @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, FS-N+
Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., HNIC, CITY, NHLN, ROOT
Washington @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-SE, CSN-DC
St. Louis @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, FS-MW
Boston @ Arizona, 8 p.m., FS-A, NESN
Anaheim @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-W
NY Rangers @ Calgary, 10 p.m., HNIC, SN1, MSG+
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CANADIENS AIM TO CONTINUE PERFECT HOME START
Hockey Night in Canada features three games, including an Original Six matchup between the Canadiens (12-1-1, 25 points) and Red Wings (8-6-1, 17 points) as Montreal looks to start its home schedule with 10 consecutive wins for the first time in their 99-year NHL history.
In the other contests, Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6-5-3, 15 points) visit Sidney Crosby and the Penguins (9-3-2, 20 points) for the first time, while the Rangers (10-4-0, 20 points) head to Calgary to take on the Flames (5-9-1, 11 points).
FIRST ROUND REMATCH IN SUNRISE
The Islanders (5-7-2, 12 points) face the Panthers (6-7-1, 13 points) for the first time since ousting them in overtime of Game 6 in the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In that contest, John Tavares – who leads New York with 5-6—11 this season – scored the tying goal in the final minute of regulation before notching the series-clinching goal midway through the second overtime period to help the Islanders win a playoff series for the first time in 23 years.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Blue Jackets, Panthers and Predators each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night.
Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.
Source: NHL Public Relations