Your Week in NHL Hockey, November 6-12: A Dearth of National Games

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MONTREAL, QC – OCTOBER 27: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench during the NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre on October 27, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Thursday, November 10

There are no nationally televised games in the United States today.

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

Anaheim Ducks at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Carolinas and Prime)

Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET, NESN and Fox Sports Ohio)

Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET, Root and Fox Sports North)

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Sun and MSG+)

Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Detroit; Sportsnet Vancouver in Canada)

Los Angeles Kings at Montréal Canadiens (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports West; SN 360 and RDS in Canada)

San Jose Sharks at Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Florida and CSN California)

St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Tennessee and Midwest)

Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames (9 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Southwest; Sportsnet Flames in Canada)

Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes (9 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Arizona; TSN3 in Canada)

Best bets: Kings-Canadiens, Wild-Penguins

The Habs have sat atop the Atlantic Division as of late, and this game falls against a perennial playoff contender that’s had some struggles early on this season. Will playing against a tough team bring out the best in the Kings? However, the Habs have also shown themselves vulnerable, taking a 10-0 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jackets last Friday.

Meanwhile, the Wild have quietly shown that they’re ready to compete in the Central Division again. Playing the Penguins will be a tough test, especially since the Wild want to improve their middling away record.