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

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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 12: Paul Martin #7 and Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a third period goal during the NHL season opener game at SAP Center at San Jose on October 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Nick Lust/NHLI via Getty Images)

Thursday, November 17

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

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

Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m. ET, MSG-B and Fox Sports Sun)

Winnipeg Jets at Philadelphia Flyers (7 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia; TSN3 in Canada)

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

Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Tennessee; RDS and TSN5 in Canada)

San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Midwest and CSN California)

Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild (8 p.m. ET, NESN and Fox Sports North)

Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars (8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Southwest and Altitude)

Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Arizona; Sportsnet Vancouver in Canada)

New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks (10 p.m. ET, Prime and MSG+)

Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports West; Sportsnet 360 in Canada)

Best bet: Sharks-Blues

This isn’t as egregious as the Monday and Tuesday disparity, but the point remains. Regardless, today’s choice would have to be the Sharks-Blues matchup. Both teams have a habit of showing up in the postseason as of late, and both teams are circling around the top spot in their division.

However, the Blues do far better at home and have shown a propensity to getting into overtime matches. The Sharks may be able to capitalize on the latter and take 2 points to help continue their quest to overtake the Oilers. However, home ice advantage shouldn’t be discounted.