Edward Fraser

Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ managing editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons for a couple of seasons. The London, Ont., native graduated from the University of Western Ontario – where he did campus radio color commentary for both men’s and women’s hockey – with a Master’s in Journalism. He really, really hates the loser point.

December 11 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide (the last one!)

Edward Fraser
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Due to, let’s be frank, an overall lack of interest in this feature, this will be the last schedule/starters/Best Bet/TV guide post.

Thanks to those (few) who found it informative. And congrats to Adam for garnering the best record over the three-plus weeks.

Los Angeles @ Toronto 7:30 PM ET
TV: TSN, RDS2, FS-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Martin Jones vs. Jonathan Bernier

Philadelphia @ Chicago 8:00 PM ET
TV: TSN2, NBCSN
Probable Starting Goalies: Ray Emery vs. Antti Raanta

Minnesota @ Anaheim 10:30 PM ET
TV: FS-N, FS-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Josh Harding vs. Jonas Hiller

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December 10 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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A 12-game schedule tonight, but the most intriguing matchup is Jarome Iginla’s return to Calgary as a member of the Boston Bruins.

Will his homecoming be a victorious one? Two of THN’s experts think so. Who do the others think is the Best Bet to win tonight? Where can you catch the games and who’s likely going to get the nod to start between the pipes? Read on…

Ottawa @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
TV: SNET-E, MSG-B, BELL
Probable Starting Goalies: Robin Lehner vs. Ryan Miller

Tampa Bay @ Washington 7:00 PM ET
TV: SUN, CSN-DC
Probable Starting Goalies: Ben Bishop vs. Braden Holtby

New Jersey @ Columbus 7:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, FS-O
Probable Starting Goalies: Martin Brodeur vs. Curtis McElhinney

Los Angeles @ Montreal 7:00 PM ET
TV: RDS, TSN, FS-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Martin Jones vs. Carey Price

Detroit @ Florida 7:30 PM ET
TV: FS-D, FS-F
Probable Starting Goalies: Jimmy Howard vs. Tim Thomas

Nashville @ NY Rangers 7:30 PM ET
TV: NBCSN, MSG 2
Probable Starting Goalies: Carter Hutton vs. Henrik Lundqvist

St. Louis @ Winnipeg 8:00 PM ET
TV: FS-MW, TSN-JETS
Probable Starting Goalies: Brian Elliott vs. Ondrej Pavelec

Chicago @ Dallas 8:30 PM ET
TV: CSN-CH, FS-SW
Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Raanta vs. Kari Lehtonen

Phoenix @ Colorado 9:00 PM ET
TV: KTVK, ALT
Probable Starting Goalies: Mike Smith vs. Semyon Varlamov

Boston @ Calgary 9:30 PM ET
TV: TSN, NESN
Probable Starting Goalies: Tuukka Rask vs. Reto Berra

Carolina @ Edmonton 9:30 PM ET
TV: FS-CR, SNET-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Cam Ward vs. Devan Dubnyk

NY Islanders @ San Jose 10:30 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, CSN-CA
Probable Starting Goalies: Kevin Poulin vs. Antti Niemi

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December 9 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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On March 5, 2004. the Senators and Flyers racked up 419 combined penalty minutes to set the records for the most in a single game.

Will we see a similar outcome tonight? No, of course not, but it’s still the best tilt of the four games on the schedule.

Where can you watch it? Who’s starting in goal? Who will win? All is answered…

Philadelphia @ Ottawa 7:30 PM ET
RV: RDS, TCN-PH, SNET-E
Probable Starting Goalies: Steve Mason vs. Craig Anderson

Columbus @ Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ET
TV: TSN2, NBCSN, ROOT
Probable Starting Goalies: Curtis McElhinney vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Carolina @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET
TV: FS-CR, SNET-P
Probable Starting Goalies: Cam Ward vs. Eddie Lack

NY Islanders @ Anaheim 10:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, FS-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Anders Nilsson vs. Jonas Hiller

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December 8 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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Adam Proteau has pulled ahead with the best record among THN’s four daily “Best Bet” game-pickers. Who does he and the others think is a sure-thing tonight?

Here are their picks, along with today’s TV schedule and probable starters.

San Jose @ Minnesota 6:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-CA, FS-N
Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Niemi vs. Josh Harding

Boston @ Toronto 7:00 PM ET
TV: RDS2, NESN, LEAFS TV
Probable Starting Goalies: Chad Johnson vs. Jonathan Bernier

Washington @ NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-DC, MSG
Probable Starting Goalies: Philipp Grubauer vs. Henrik Lundqvist

Florida @ Chicago 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-F, WGN
Probable Starting Goalies: Tim Thomas vs. Corey Crawford

Colorado @ Vancouver 8:00 PM ET
TV: ALT, SNET-P
Probable Starting Goalies: Semyon Varlamov vs. Roberto Luongo

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December 7 NHL schedule, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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There are several good matchups across the NHL tonight, with arguably the best taking place in Boston with the Penguins coming to town.

Here’s tonight’s schedule, where to catch the games and which teams are the “Best Bets” to come out on top.

Philadelphia @ Dallas 2:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-PH, TXA 21

Pittsburgh @ Boston 7:00 PM ET
TV: NHLN-US, ROOT, NESN

Buffalo @ Montreal 7:00 PM ET
TV: CBC, RDS, MSG-B

Toronto @ Ottawa 7:00 PM ET
TV: CBC

Florida @ Detroit 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-F, FS-D+

Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ET
TV: CBC, SUN

Nashville @ Washington 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-TN, CSN-DC

New Jersey @ NY Rangers 7:30 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, MSG

Anaheim @ St. Louis 8:00 PM ET
TV: PRIME, FS-MW

Calgary @ Edmonton 10:00 PM ET
TV: CBC

NY Islanders @ Los Angeles 10:30 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, FS-W

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December 6 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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Doesn’t it always seem nowadays like the best games are in the West? That’s certainly the case tonight, where tonight’s premiere tilt has to the be the Ducks and Hawks in Chicago.

As always, here’s the lineup, who to expect between the pipes, where to watch the games and who the experts think is a sure-thing.

Detroit @ New Jersey 7:00 PM ET
TV: RDS, FS-D, MSG PLUS
Probable Starting Goalies: Jonas Gustavsson vs. Cory Schneider

San Jose @ Carolina 7:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-CA, FS-CR
Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Niemi vs. Cam Ward

Minnesota @ Columbus 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-N, FS-WI, FS-O
Probable Starting Goalies: Niklas Backstrom vs. Curtis McElhinney

Anaheim @ Chicago 8:00 PM ET
TV: NHLN-US, PRIME, CSN-CH
Probable Starting Goalies: Jonah Hiller vs. Antti Raanta

Colorado @ Calgary 9:00 PM ET
TV: ALT, SNET-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Jean-Sebastien Giguere vs. Karri Ramo

Phoenix @ Vancouver 10:00 PM ET
TV: FS-A PLUS, SNET-P
Probable Starting Goalies: Mike Smith vs. Roberto Luongo

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December 5 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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A full two-thirds of NHL teams play tonight, but if you’re not partial to a club in action then there’s only one game you should queue up: Pittsburgh vs. San Jose.

Where can you catch it? Who will be in goal? Who will win in the end? We’ve got that, and all the other games, covered…

NY Rangers @ Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
TV: MSG, MSG-B, BELL TV
Probable Starting Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Ryan Miller

Dallas @ Toronto 7:00 PM ET
TV: FS-SW, LEAFS TV
Probable Starting Goalies: Kari Lehtonen vs. Jonathan Bernier

San Jose @ Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET
TV: CSN-CA, ROOT
Probable Starting Goalies: Antti Niemi vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Boston @ Montreal 7:30 PM ET
TV: RDS, NESN, TSN-HABS
Probable Starting Goalies: Tuukka Rask vs. Carey Price

Ottawa @ Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ET
TV: SNET-OTT, TVA, SUN
Probable Starting Goalies: Robin Lehner vs. Ben Bishop

Winnipeg @ Florida 7:30 PM ET
TV: TSN-JETS, FS-F
Probable Starting Goalies: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Tim Thomas

NY Islanders @ St. Louis 8:00 PM ET
TV: MSG PLUS, FS-MW
Probable Starting Goalies: Anders Nilsson vs. Jaroslav Halak

Carolina @ Nashville 8:00 PM ET
TV: SPSO, FS-TN
Probable Starting Goalies: Justin Peters vs. Marek Mazanec

Chicago @ Minnesota 8:00 PM ET
TV: NHLN-US, CSN-CH, FS-N
Probable Starting Goalies: Corey Crawford vs. Josh Harding

Colorado @ Edmonton 9:30 PM ET
TV: ALT, SNET-EDM
Probable Starting Goalies: Semyon Varlamov vs. Devan Dubnyk

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December 4 NHL schedule, starting goalies, THN Best Bets & TV guide

Edward Fraser
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Three games on tap tonight and, let’s be blunt, nothing worth salivating over.

But true gamblers don’t stop, so here’s our cadre of experts’ picks for tonight, along with who’s starting in goal and where to catch the action.

Montreal @ New Jersey 7:00 PM ET
TV: RDS, TSN, MSG PLUS
Probable Starting Goalies: Peter Budaj vs. Cory Schneider

Philadelphia @ Detroit 8:00 PM ET
TV: NBCSN
Probable Starting Goalies: Steve Mason vs. Jimmy Howard

Phoenix @ Calgary 10:00 PM ET
TV: FS-A PLUS, SNET-W
Probable Starting Goalies: Thomas Greiss vs. Kari Ramo

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