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

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DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 20: Jamie Benn #14, Tyler Seguin #91, Patrick Eaves #18 and Curtis McKenzie #11 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings at the American Airlines Center on October 20, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

Thursday, October 27

There are no nationally televised games in the United States.

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

New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET; Root Sports and MSG+)

Minnesota Wild at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, Fox Sports North and Wisconsin)

Arizona Coyotes at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; CSN Philadelphia and Fox Sports Arizona)

Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Florida; TSN4 in Canada)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Montréal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Sun; SN360 and RDS in Canada)

Detroit Red Wings at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Midwest and Detroit)

Dallas Stars at Winnipeg Jets (8 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Southwest; TSN3 in Canada)

Nashville Predators at Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET; Fox Sports West and Tennessee)

Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET; CSN California and Fox Sports Ohio)

Best bets: Lightning-Canadiens, Predators-Kings

The Bolts have had some great postseason successes, reaching the Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference Finals in back-to-back years. In fact, the season has started out pretty well once again for the Lightning, but this will be part of the first road trip of the season, always dangerous. And, of course, the Habs sit in the same division, which means a win here could pay off down the line.

If you feel like staying up late and want to watch, the Predators-Kings won’t feature the goalie battle you may expect. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is expected to miss three months with a groin injury. Both teams are also looking for some wins to rise in the standings.

However, if you can’t find a game, take a hockey break. We won’t judge.