Back by popular demand, here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.
That’s Michael Rapaport taking a photo of Martin Hanzal at the Kings game last night, and reminding us that he was the bomb in “True Romance.”
Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. ET. Free at last free at last Jake Gardiner is free at last. Back after 21 games in the AHL, he’ll be paired with John-Michael Liles. It’s Cory Conacher’s homecoming , and he is wary of pranks.
Preview: Minnesota Wild at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET. The Wild have not won in regulation at Detroit since Jan. 3, 2006, going 3-10-0 with two victories in overtime and one in a shootout. Meanwhile, Henrik Zetterberg is a really, really good human being.
Preview: San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 p.m. ET. Here’s a look at the math the Oilers need to make the playoffs. Said Shawn Horcoff: “There’s so many teams. It’s not like we’re chasing one team. There’s no separation.” The Sharks and Oilers are separated by two points.
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