NHL schedule 2014: Ducks, Sharks headlines NYE schedule
The NHL has 11 games slated for New Year’s Eve, highlighted out west by the Ducks and Sharks doing battle at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The Ducks (24-8-6) lead the NHL with 54 points, and hold an 11-point division lead over the Sharks (19-12-5), who lost at home to Vancouver on Tuesday night. Both the Ducks and Sharks are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. Anaheim is 12-3-3 at home this season.
San Jose has won two of its three meetings with the Ducks this season, with the only loss coming in overtime in Anaheim on Dec. 22.
Elsewhere on Wednesday’s slate, the New York Islanders (24-11-1), tied for first place in the Metropolitan Division with Pittsburgh, head north to face the Winnipeg Jets (19-11-7), and the Boston Bruins (19-15-3) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (20-14-3) in an Atlantic Division showdown.
Here is the full Wednesday schedule (all times Eastern).
|Matchup||Time||Visitor TV||Home TV||National TV|
|NY Islanders at Winnipeg||5 p.m.||MSG+|
|Tampa Bay at Buffalo||6 p.m.||Sun Sports||MSG-B|
|NY Rangers at Florida||6 p.m.||MSG 2||FS Florida|
|Toronto at Boston||7 p.m.||NESN|
|Carolina at Pittsburgh||7 p.m.||FS Carolina||ROOT|
|Minnesota at Columbus||7 p.m.||FS North||FS Ohio|
|New Jersey at Detroit||7:30 p.m.||MSG+||FS Detroit|
|San Jose at Anaheim||8 p.m.||CSN CA||FS West|
|Arizona at Dallas||8 p.m.||FS Arizona+||FS Southwest|
|Philadelphia at Colorado||9 p.m.||CSN Philly||Alt|
|Edmonton at Calgary||9:30 p.m.|