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

Edward Fraser
(Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

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

The Hockey News Best Bets (with season record):
Ken Campbell, Senior Writer (9-6): Phoenix over Calgary
Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer (7-8): Detroit over Philadelphia
Adam Proteau, Writer/Columnist (9-6): Detroit over Philadelphia
Rory Boylen, THN.com Post-To-Post Blog Editor (8-7): Detroit over Philadelphia

Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ Managing Editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons. 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.