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NHL starting goalies for Friday: Jonathan Bernier, Ray Emery and Cory Schneider get the nod

There are eight games on tap in the NHL on Friday night, with Ilya Bryzgalov, Martin Brodeur, Ray Emery, Cory Schneider and Jonathan Bernier all already confirmed as starters.

Christian Petersen

There are eight games scheduled for Friday, with the nationally televised contest between the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks headlining the night.

In addition, the New Jersey Devils will be hosting the Philadelphia Flyers in an Atlantic Division meeting, while the Buffalo Sabres will challenge the Boston Bruins in a Northeast Division meeting.

The schedule is heavy in Western Conference games, as five such games will take place on the night.

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

Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres
7 p.m. ET | TV: NESN, MSG-Buffalo
Goalies: Anton Khudobin (confirmed), Ryan Miller (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Stanley Cup of Chowder, Die by the Blade

Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils
7 p.m. ET | TV: CSN-PH, MSG PLUS
Goalies: Ilya Bryzgalov (confirmed), Martin Brodeur (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Broad Street Hockey, In Lou We Trust

Pittsburgh Penguins at Winnipeg Jets
7 p.m. ET | TV: CBC, RDS, ROOT
Goalies: Marc-Andre Fleury (confirmed), Ondrej Pavelec (confirmed)
Blog coverage: PensBurgh, Arctic Ice Hockey

Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings
7:30 p.m. ET | TV: PRIME, FS-Detroit
Goalies: Viktor Fasth (confirmed), Jimmy Howard (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Anaheim Calling, Winging it in Motown

San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks
8:30 p.m. ET | TV: NHLN-US, CSN-California, CSN-Chicago
Goalies: Antti Niemi (confirmed), Ray Emery (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Fear the Fin, Second City Hockey

St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames
9 p.m. ET | TV: FS-MW, SNET-W
Goalies: Jake Allen (confirmed), Leland Irving (confirmed)
Blog coverage: St. Louis Game Time, Matchsticks and Gasoline

Dallas Stars at Vancouver Canucks
10 p.m. ET | TV: FS-Southwest, SNET-Pacific
Goalies: Kari Lehtonen (confirmed), Cory Schneider (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Defending Big D, Nucks Misconduct

Columbus Blue Jackets at Los Angeles Kings
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: FS-Ohio, FS-West
Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky (confirmed), Jonathan Bernier (confirmed)
Blog coverage: The Cannon, Jewels from the Crown