Here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished.
The rink build continued today at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. And to fully get prepared for the Winter Classic on Jan. 2 it rained. [AP]
Preview: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. ET. The Devils and Rangers are separated by three points in the Eastern Conference with New Jersey looking for their fifth win in a row. The Devils will be without new franchise-leading goal scorer Patrik Elias who is sick, while Tim Erixon has been recalled for the Rangers to replace Jeff Woywitka.
Preview: Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET. After taking a nasty hit from behind by Rene Bourque of the Calgary Flames, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will be in the lineup tonight. Craig Adams and Jordan Staal will be game-time decisions for the Penguins. Ray Emery...