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

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DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 10: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first period goal with teammates Gustav Nyquist #14 and Mike Green #25 during an NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena on November 10, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday, November 18

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

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

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders (7 p.m. ET, MSG+ and Root; Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada)

Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals (7 p.m. ET, CSN DC and Fox Sports Detroit +)

New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio and MSG)

Montréal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes (7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Carolinas; Sportsnet East and RDS in Canada)

Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames (9 p.m. ET, CSN Chicago; Sportsnet West in Canada)

Best bet: Red Wings-Capitals

Once again, we have a relatively quiet night in the world of hockey. The Red Wings, like the Capitals, have a habit of hanging out near the top of the division. Although this match doesn’t have in-division implications, it does represent a chance for two upper-level teams to square off and test their mettle against each other. The Red Wings have done fine on the road, but the Capitals are a tough play at home.

Take a peek at Rangers-Blue Jackets for some actual divisional play, although the Rangers sit near the top of the Metropolitan Division and the Blue Jackets…don’t. However, the Jackets have managed to rise up as of late and will certainly bring their A-game.