December 5 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

A full two-thirds of NHL teams play tonight, but if you're not partial to a club in action then there's only one game you should queue up: Pittsburgh vs. San Jose. Where can you catch it? Who will be in goal? Who will win in the end? We've got that, and all the other games, covered...
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A full two-thirds of NHL teams play tonight, but if you're not partial to a club in action then there's only one game you should queue up: Pittsburgh vs. San Jose.

Where can you catch it? Who will be in goal? Who will win in the end? We've got that, and all the other games, covered...

NY Rangers @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET

TV: MSG, MSG-B, BELL TV

Probable Starting Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Ryan Miller

Dallas @ Toronto 7:00 PM ET

TV: FS-SW, LEAFS TV

Probable Starting Goalies: Kari Lehtonen vs. Jonathan Bernier

San Jose @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET

TV: CSN-CA, ROOT

Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Niemi vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Boston @ Montreal 7:30 PM ET

TV: RDS, NESN, TSN-HABS

Probable Starting Goalies: Tuukka Rask vs. Carey Price

Ottawa @ Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ET

TV: SNET-OTT, TVA, SUN

Probable Starting Goalies: Robin Lehner vs. Ben Bishop

Winnipeg @ Florida 7:30 PM ET

TV: TSN-JETS, FS-F

Probable Starting Goalies: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Tim Thomas

NY Islanders @ St. Louis 8:00 PM ET

TV: MSG PLUS, FS-MW

Probable Starting Goalies: Anders Nilsson vs. Jaroslav Halak

Carolina @ Nashville 8:00 PM ET

TV: SPSO, FS-TN

Probable Starting Goalies: Justin Peters vs. Marek Mazanec

Chicago @ Minnesota 8:00 PM ET

TV: NHLN-US, CSN-CH, FS-N

Probable Starting Goalies: Corey Crawford vs. Josh Harding

Colorado @ Edmonton 9:30 PM ET

TV: ALT, SNET-EDM

Probable Starting Goalies: Semyon Varlamov vs. Devan Dubnyk



The Hockey News Best Bets (with season record):


Ken Campbell, Senior Writer (9-7): San Jose over Pittsburgh

Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer (7-9): NY Rangers over Buffalo

Adam Proteau, Writer/Columnist (9-7): Tampa Bay over Ottawa

Rory Boylen, THN.com Post-To-Post Blog Editor (8-8): St. Louis over NY Islanders

Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ Managing Editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons. The London, Ont., native graduated from the University of Western Ontario – where he did campus radio color commentary for both men’s and women’s hockey – with a Master’s in Journalism. He really, really hates the loser point.

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