January 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view as a Zamboni readies the ice for the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Around the League: Tonight’s Matchups

There are three games on tonight’s National Hockey League schedule.

Five teams will be opening up the season tonight, while one will be looking to pick up their second win so far this season.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers

First up tonight is the Leafs vs. Flyers. The Philadelphia Flyers will open the doors to the Wells Fargo Center and host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. The Flyers will be playing their first regular season game since adding center Vincent Lecavalier from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Maple Leafs will be looking to build on their 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night.

Time: 7:30 p.m. EST

Network: TSN, CSN-PH


Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings

The next game on the schedule tonight is the Sabres. vs. Red Wings. The Detroit Red Wings will hosting tonight’s showdown with the Buffalo Sabres at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. This is the first game this season for both teams. Tonight’s matchup will be the first of four for these divisional rivals this season.

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

Network: NBCSN, TSN2


Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche

The last game of the night will be the Ducks vs. Avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche will open their doors at the Pepsi Center and host the Anaheim Ducks as they compete head-to-head in the Home Opener for the Avalanche. These two Western Conference teams will both be looking to add their first notch in the win column tonight, so you can bet that there will be lots of action on the ice tonight in Colorado.

Time: 9:30 p.m. EST

Network: RDS2, PRIME, ALT


Check back with us later tonight, and we’ll let you know how these games unfold as the evening rolls on.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Buffalo Sabres Colorado Avalanche Detroit Red Wings NHL Philadelphia Flyers Toronto Maple Leafs

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