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NHL starting goalies: Ray Emery backs Blackhawks as they chase history

There are three games in the NHL on Friday night. Here are the starting goaltenders.

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There are three games scheduled in the NHL on Friday, with the headlining game coming between the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

The Blackhawks are one point away from breaking the record for longest point streak to start an NHL regular season. They are currently tied with the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks at 16 games and if they can win in regulation or force overtime, the record will be there's.

In other action, the Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Florida Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks will challenge the Nashville Predators.

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

Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins
7 p.m. ET | TV: RDS2,FS-F,ROOT
Goalies: Jacub Markstrom (expected), Marc-Andre Fleury (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Litter Box Cats, PensBurgh

Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators
8 p.m. ET | TV: SNET-P,FS-TN
Goalies: Roberto Luongo (confirmed), Pekka Rinne (confirmed)
Blog coverage: Nucks Misconduct, On the Forecheck

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

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