NHL starting goalies for Thursday: Martin Biron to face Evgeni Nabokov

Paul Bereswill

There are six games scheduled for Thursday in the NHL, which will include the Rangers against the Islanders, the Predators and Coyotes, and Capitals against the Lightning.

There are six games on tap in the NHL on Thursday night, which will be headlined by the Atlantic Division showdown between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.

Thursday's schedule will be heavy in Eastern Conference match-ups as only two games feature Western Conference opponents. The Minnesota Wild will be hosting the Colorado Avalanche, while the Phoenix Coyotes will be facing the Nashville Predators.

The NHL Network game of the night will feature a Southeast Division meeting between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals.

Here's a full look at the schedule and tonight's starting goaltenders:

New York Islanders at New York Rangers
7 p.m. ET | TV: MSG PLUS, MSG
Goalies: Evgeni Nabokov (confirmed), Martin Biron (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Lighthouse Hockey, Blueshirt Banter

Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes
7 p.m. ET | TV: FS-CR, Leafs TV
Goalies: Ben Scrivens (confirmed), Dan Ellis (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Pension Plan Puppets, Canes Country

Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: NHLN-US, CSN-DC, SUN
Goalies: Braden Holtby (confirmed), Mathieu Garon (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Japers' Rink, Raw Charge

Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: TSN-HABS, RDS, FS-F
Goalies: Carey Price (expected), Jose Theodore (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Eyes on the Prize, Litter Box Cats

Phoenix Coyotes at Nashville Predators
8 p.m. ET | TV: FS-A, FSN-TN
Goalies: TBD, Pekka Rinne (expected)
Blog coverage: Five For Howling, On the Forecheck

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
8 p.m. ET | TV: ALT, FS-N, FS-WI
Goalies: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (confirmed), Niklas Backstrom (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Mile High Hickey, Hockey Wilderness

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