Your Week in NHL Hockey, October 16-22: The Season’s in Full Swing

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08 October 2016: Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) during the Preseason NHL game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Friday, October 21

Nationally televised in the United States

Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET; NHL Network, Fox Sports Detroit and Tennessee; Sportsnet360 and TVA Sports in Canada)

Locally televised in the United States

Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Ohio and CSN Chicago)

Arizona Coyotes at New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET; MSG+ and Fox Sports Arizona)

Best bets: Predators-Red Wings

With three separate networks airing this game, it’s easily the most accessible. The Predators will look to score some wins and continue letting P.K. Subban gel with his new teammates in some real hockey after the trade from the Canadiens this summer. Furthermore, the Predators need all the points they get for the likely-competitive Central Division

Meanwhile, the Red Wings want to continue its post-Pavel Datsyuk era as positively as possible and snag some points as well. The team probably doesn’t want to languish down with the Maple Leafs and Sabres in their Atlantic Division, you know? Just a hunch, but we’re pretty sure winning is better than losing.

Look in on the Blackhawks-Jackets and Coyotes-Islanders if you’ve got the time. What are smartphones for, anyway? Just look during the TV timeouts.