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Not a whole lot going on today...maybe some Crosby news later.
Still questions of whether Jeff Carter wants to be in Columbus and is possibly milking an injury [Jackets Cannon].
Tom Brady verified that he and Crosby are friends [Trib].
Sad news, Phil Esposito's daughter passed away [TampaBay]. She was married to former Lightning player Alex Selivanov.
The NHL is back in action tonight with 13 games on the slate.
New Jersey vs. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, 7 p.m.
Carolina vs. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Boston vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Montreal vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. on NBCSP
Minnesota vs. Nashville, 8 p.m.
Phoenix vs. Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Calgary vs. Detroit, 9 p.m.
Edmonton vs. Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
San Jose vs. Columbus, 10:30 p.m.
Game of the night:
Vancouver vs. Chicago, 10:30 p.m. [Preview] Always a battle between these playoff rivals. Both teams with 64 points this season. Toews and Sharp are both injured but could possibly go tonight. Corey Schneider between the pipes for Vancouver.
Video of the day: