Your Week in NHL Hockey, November 13-19: Cross-Conference Clashes

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TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 25 – Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at the Air Canada Centre on October 25, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images)

Monday, November 14

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

Locally televised in the United States and televised in Canada

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET, MSG+, Fox Sports Sun; TVA Sports in Canada)

Best bet: You can literally only watch one game today. Make your peace with it now.

Expecting the usual large slate of games? Prepare to be disappointed. Just two teams play today: the Lightning and the Islanders. Although the Lightning sit near the top of the Atlantic Division, the Islanders can’t say the same in the Metropolitan Division. However, the Lightning don’t look quite as strong on the road as they do at home so far during this season.

Additionally, the Lightning also took the Islanders out on November 10, 4-1. Steven Stamkos had 3 points on the night with a goal and 2 assists in the win. However, that was at home in Amalie Arena. Can the team do similar at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn? (Well, probably, but there has to be some suspense here, doesn’t there? Hockey is not a certain sport.)

But if you don’t feel like watching the game, take the night off from hockey. We won’t blame you one bit if you do.