Sep 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT
Tonight’s hot preseason action features 14 games and 26 teams in action. Fuzzy math, right? No, the Coyotes and Sharks have a split-squad affair going on in San Jose and Phoenix later tonight. As for the other games, here’s your taste of tryout greatness. All times are Eastern because we’ve got an insufferable eastern bias.
Carolina @ Atlanta: Eric and Jared Staal on the same ice together tonight. Dustin Byfuglien makes his Atlanta debut.
Columbus @ Pittsburgh: Crosby and Malkin to suit up for the Pens.
Florida @ Boston: Wonder if these two teams are sick of each other yet?
Montreal @ Ottawa: Carey Price rides again for the Habs. At least the booing in Ottawa will be natural.
NY Rangers @ New Jersey: Henrik Lundqvist is slated to play the full game. Johan Hedberg for the Devils.
Toronto @ Buffalo: Toronto does not rest. Ever.
Detroit @ Chicago: These two rivals dance once again after Detroit won last night 3-2.
Philadelphia @ Minnesota: Two teams with injured goalies. Awesome, right?
St. Louis @ Dallas: Brent “Wrath of” Krahn plays the full 60 tonight for Dallas.
Washington @ Nashville: Nashville’s Anders Lindback to get another look tonight in goal.
Tampa Bay @ Calgary: Tampa Bay breaks out almost all their stars against a lightly-veteran Calgary team.
Anaheim @ Vancouver: Perhaps Anaheim won’t be as punchy as they were last night. Canucks fans are eager for tomorrow’s game with Cody Hodgson set to play.
San Jose @ Phoenix: Split
Phoenix @ San Jose: Squad
- Update: Drouin out with upper body injury, not expected to miss preseason 0
- Report: NHL officials to participate in preseason without new CBA 1
- Evander Kane: I know I can score 50 goals 12
- ‘C’-less Thornton comes out swing against Wilson’s ‘tomorrow team’ talk 18
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 6
- Update: Giroux out two weeks with lower-body injury 26
- Update: Crosby on ice with Penguins teammates Friday, leaves early 5
- Ouch: Wild reportedly suspend Harding for ‘non-hockey injury’ 28
- Keeping Kuemper: Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M 15
- Selanne regrets harsh words toward Boudreau 10
- Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Davidson shreds Johansen’s agent for ‘baffling, nonsensical’ contract demands (65)
- Chiarelli: At some point, I’m going to have to trade a defenseman (56)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (55)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)