Your Week in NHL Hockey, October 23-29: Hot Starts and Road Trips

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CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 20: Jyrki Jokipakka #3 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 20, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Monday, October 24

Nationally televised in the United States

Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m. ET; NHL Network, CSN Chicago; SN and TVA Sports in Canada)

Locally televised in the United States and/or televised in Canada

Philadelphia Flyers at Montréal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET; CSN Philadelphia; Sportsnet East and RDS in Canada)

Best bets: Flames-Blackhawks

So far, the Flames have not done well away from home in this still-nascent season, and their goal differential has suffered as a result. However, the Pacific division drops off somewhat after the Canucks and Oilers.

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks opened the season with a couple of losses before starting to generate some offense in a 7-4 victory last Tuesday over the Flyers, and they’re doing fine at the United Center so far during the season. Four channels, two each in the States and Canada, means you have plenty of options to watch.

However, you may want to look in on the Flyers-Canadiens match as well, with the Habs currently topping the Atlantic division and looking to beat up on the Flyers (like the Blackhawks did) for some extra points in the standings. You do have an extra hour to watch before the main event begins, after all.