NHL Network has doubleheader for Canadian viewers
Sunday, 01.15.2012 / 10:25 PM / NHL Network
The NHL Network will have an afternoon doubleheader for Canadian viewers on Monday as part of the League's six-game schedule.
Monday's action gets under way at 1 p.m. ET with the first game of the TV twin bill, a matinee on Long Island, where the Nashville Predators will make a rare visit. Nashville brings a four-game winning streak to the Nassau Coliseum after beating Philadelphia 4-2 on Saturday; the Islanders beat Buffalo by the same score on the same night.
At 4 p.m. ET, Colorado tries to build on its 2-1 victory at Dallas on Saturday when it visits Phoenix in the second half of the Network's doubleheader. The Coyotes are back home after a 4-3 loss at Columbus on Friday that capped an 0-1-2 road trip.
Monday's other four games all begin at 7:30 p.m. ET.
In a game that can be seen in Canada on TSN2 and in the U.S. on the NBC Sports Network, the Dallas Stars will be at something less than full strength when they visit St. Louis.
Not only will the Stars be playing at one of the NHL's toughest arenas for visitors -- the Blues are 18-3-3 after Saturday's 3-2 shootout win against Minnesota -- they'll be without their top two centers, Mike Ribeiro is expected to sit out his fourth straight game with a knee injury, and leading scorer Jamie Benn is out after undergoing an appendectomy on Sunday.
In addition to the Stars-Blues game, Buffalo continues its road trip in Detroit, where the Wings tied a franchise record for consecutive home wins on Saturday by beating Chicago 3-2 in overtime for its 14th in a row at Joe Louis Arena. Winnipeg, a 2-1 home loser to New Jersey on Saturday afternoon, begins a road trip in Ottawa. The Senators are 8-0-1 in their last nine after winning 3-2 in a shootout at Montreal on Saturday. Also, Boston tries to rebound from a 4-2 loss at Carolina on Saturday when it visits Florida, where the Panthers have been off since Friday's 4-1 home loss to Pittsburgh.