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

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2016 in New York City. The Red Wings defeated the Rangers 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Saturday, November 12

Nationally televised in the United States and in Canada

Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET, NHL Network and Root; CBC and City in Canada)

Locally televised in the United States and/or in Canada

New York Islanders at Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Florida and MSG+ 2)

Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils (7 p.m. ET, MSG+ and MSG-B)

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Southeast and CSN DC)

Detroit Red Wings at Montréal Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Detroit; Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada)

St. Louis Blues at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio and Midwest)

San Jose Sharks at Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Sun and CSN California)

Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia and Fox Sports North+)

Boston Bruins at Arizona Coyotes (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Arizona and NESN)

Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Tennessee and West)

New York Rangers at Calgary Flames (10 p.m. ET, MSG+; CBC and Sportsnet 1 in Canada)

Best bets: Rangers-Flames, Sharks-Lightning

The Rangers have already held the top spot in the Metropolitan Division during this still-young season, and they want to hold onto it as much as possible. Calgary, meanwhile, keeps circling up to the mid-range of the Pacific, and wants to climb up a little further.

As for the Sharks and Lightning, both teams have made quite a few appearances in the playoffs as of late, and want to repeat that. That means getting points now. Luckily, you can probably squeeze in both of these games as long as you don’t mind staying up pretty late to catch the Rangers and Flames.

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That wraps up this week in hockey. What games are your must-watches of the week? What will you do if you have no hockey to watch one night?

Sound off in the comments below.