Your Week in NHL Hockey: October 12-15

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28 September 2016: Boston Bruins right defenseman Colin Miller (48) [9220] hits a slapper. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins 5-1 in a pre-season NHL game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Saturday, October 15

Nationally televised in the U.S.

Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, NHL Network, NESN; CBC in Canada)

Locally televised in the U.S. and/or televised in Canada

Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports North and Wisconsin; SN1 and SN360 in Canada)

New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. ET, MSG+2 and Fox Sports Sun)

Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Florida and Detroit)

Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports and Fox Sports Prime Ticket)

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET, CSN DC and MSG+)

San Jose Sharks at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio and CSN California)

New York Rangers at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Midwest and MSG)

Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m. ET, WGN and Fox Sports Tennessee)

Philadelphia Flyers at Arizona Coyotes (9 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Arizona and CSN Philadelphia)

Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche (9 p.m. ET, Altitude TV and Fox Sports Southwest)

Televised in Canada:

Montréal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. ET, City, TVAS)

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET, CBC)

Best bets: Dealer’s choice

Seriously, there is a lot of good hockey to be had here. The nationally televised game, Bruins-Leafs, will be the regular-season debut of David Backes on the Bruins after 10 seasons with the Blues.

If yours truly had to pick, I’d peek in periodically on the Bruins-Leafs game, keep an eye on the Canada-only games, and focus on one or two. Islanders-Capitals might show some life, we’ve already discussed Predators-Blackhawks, Rangers-Blues could be interesting….You could legitimately make a case for most of these games.

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What games are on your must-watch list in these first few days of the hockey season?