Your Week in NHL Hockey, November 20-26: Thanksgiving Day Hockey

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PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on November 8, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Monday, November 21

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

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

Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres (7 p.m. ET, MSG-B; Sportsnet West in Canada)

New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET, Root and MSG)

Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio and Altitude)

Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Tennessee and Sun; TVA Sports in Canada)

Minnesota Wild at Dallas Stars (8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Southwest+ and North)

Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers (9 p.m. ET, CSN Chicago; Sportsnet and Sportsnet 1 in Canada)

New Jersey Devils at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, CSN California and MSG+)

Best bets: Rangers-Penguins, Blackhawks-Oilers

The Metropolitan Division rotates between having the Capitals, the Penguins, and the Rangers on top, which makes this game extremely important. As of late, the top spot has belonged to the Rangers, and the Penguins simply can’t like that.

These wins count for tiebreakers for playoff seeding. Yes, it’s only November, but wins stocked up now can mean the difference between making the playoffs and determining home ice advantage.

Additionally, peek at the Wild-Stars game, because it may very well have playoff implications down the road because of its in-division nature. That’s how tight the Central Division can be and has been over the past few seasons.