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.
Russia's Igor Makarov uses Finland's Mikko Kousa as a surfboard for his Silver Surfer impression during today's Channel One Cup game. [AP]
Preview: Los Angeles Kings at Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. ET. As the Kings wait to see who will be their full-time coach going forward, they try to snap a five-game losing streak. News from the morning skate is that rookie blueliner Slava Voynov will sit and Alec Martinez will take his place in the Kings lineup. John Stevens was not happy with Voynov's play Tuesday night in Boston. No Derek Dorsett for the Blue Jackets after he suffered a leg injury on Saturday night, and Curtis Sanford will get the start in net trying to break a personal two-game skid.
Preview: Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m. ET. As the Predators...