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

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WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 03: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Verizon Center on November 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Saturday, November 26

Nationally televised in the United States and Canada

Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, NHL Network, CSN-DC+; CBC in Canada)

Locally televised in the United States and/or Canada

Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Carolinas; City in Canada)

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

Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio and Florida)

New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET, Root and MSG+)

Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Midwest, North, and Wisconsin)

Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche (10 p.m. ET, Altitude; CBC and Sportsnet in Canada)

Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports West and WGN)

Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, CSN California and Prime)

Best bets: Capitals-Leafs, Wild-Blues, Ducks-Sharks

With these three games, you can start as early as 7 p.m. ET or head for the late-night game for Ducks-Sharks. Caps-Leafs has conference, but not divisional implications, and the Leafs haven’t been doing too badly for themselves, especially not at home. Wild-Blues represents another opportunity for Central Division teams to jockey by beating each other, and ditto for Ducks-Sharks, just in the Pacific Division.

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That concludes this week in NHL hockey! Which games are first on your watchlist, and will you skip football for hockey?