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

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20 October 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins Right Wing Phil Kessel (81) moves the puck during the third period in the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Saturday, October 29

Nationally televised in the United States

Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET; NHL Network, CSN Philadelphia, and Root Sports)

Locally televised in the United States and/or Canada

Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres (1 p.m. ET; MSG-B and Fox Sports Florida)

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings (7 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Detroit and NESN)

Toronto Maple Leafs at Montréal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET; CBC, City, and TVAS in Canada)

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

Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild (8 p.m. ET; Fox Sports North and Southwest)

Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Midwest and West)

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes (9 p.m. ET; Fox Sports Arizona and Altitude 2)

Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; CSN DC; CBC in Canada)

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET; CSN California and Fox Sports Tennessee)

Best bets: Dealer’s choice

Saturday night hockey? Saturday night hockey. Take your pick here, with the easiest pick being Penguins-Flyers by virtue of being available so long as you have NHL Network. However, we have some interesting matchups here, with some divisional games and some crossover as well.

In-division games are Penguins-Flyers (and it’s a Pennsylvania battle, too!), Panthers-Sabres, Bruins-Red Wings (another decent idea, by the way), Maple Leafs-Canadiens, and Stars-Wild.

Meanwhile, the Lightning-Devils, Kings-Blues, Avalanche-Coyotes, and Predators-Sharks keep it within the conference. Finally, Caps-Canucks goes for an Eastern-Western Conference showdown between two teams who have had early surges.

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That wraps up this week in hockey. What games are on your must-watch list for this week?