With its cancellation of games through January 14th, the NHL has flushed over half of its 2012-13 scheduled games down the toilet.
Nathan MacKinnon surpassed NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old on Thursday night.
Steve Stamkos returned from a 45-game absence Thursday night and he was named the 10th captain in Tampa Bay's franchise history.
Michal Neuvirth will make his Buffalo debut Friday night when the Sabres play on the road against the Florida Panthers.
Tyler Seguin was dominant in Thursday's 6-1 destruction of the struggling Canucks.
Tuukka Rask stopped all 16 shots he faced en route to a 3-0 shutout win over Washington Monday.
Jeff Zatkoff will be in goal for Pittsburgh against San Jose Thursday night.
Marian Gaborik is slated to play with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams in his first game with Los Angeles on Thursday night.
David Legwand will center Detroit's top line on Friday night against New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek will make his Montreal debut on Thursday.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to be between the pipes for the Avalanche in Thursday's match-up against Detroit.
Braden Holtby will be in goal for Washington again on Thursday night at Boston.