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

Edward Fraser
(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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

The Hockey News Best Bets (with season record):
Ken Campbell, Senior Writer (10-10): Anaheim over NY Islanders
Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Writer (10-10): Anaheim over NY Islanders
Adam Proteau, Writer/Columnist (12-8): Anaheim over NY Islanders
Rory Boylen, THN.com Post-To-Post Blog Editor (11-9): Anaheim over NY Islanders

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.