Forget Black Friday.
Today is HOCKEY FRIDAY, with 13 NHL, 13 AHL and 11 WHL games on tap (I know there are more leagues out there; these are the 3 I follow most).
So, heat up your leftover turkey, pull up a chair and stuff yourself on power plays, penalty kills, hits and shots galore! I've made it easy for you to find your favorite team by listing all of today's games below.
WHL (all times are the home teams' local times)
(Watch or listen LIVE at www.whl.ca)
Spokane Chiefs @ Portland Winterhawks - 3pm (game thread)
This is being touted as the "Daylight Classic" - and the game will be played with the curtains open, giving an outdoor hockey feel to an indoor game. To celebrate, the Winterhawks are giving away sunglasses to fans in attendance.
Vancouver Giants @ Prince Albert Raiders - 7pm (preview)
Calgary Hitmen @ Saskatoon Blades - 7:05pm (preview)
Moose Jaw Warriors @ Brandon Wheat Kings - 7:30pm (preview)
Medicine Hat Tigers @ Edmonton Oil Kings - 7pm (preview)
Lethbridge Hurricanes @ Red Deer Rebels - 7:30pm (preview)
Victoria Royals @ Kamloops Blazers - 7pm (preview)
Kootenay Ice @ Kelowna Rockets - 7:05pm (preview)
Swift Current Broncos @ Tri City Americans - 7:05pm (I don't see a preview, but the best place for Ams info is the blog, I Mean, We Got Guys I'm sure they'll have a game thread, too.)
Regina Pats @ Everett Silvertips - 7:35pm (Nick Patterson from the Everett Herald provides great Silvertips coverage)
Prince George Cougars @ Seattle Thunderbirds - 7:35pm (I don't see a preview, but a great place to get T-Birds coverage is at the blog, Let's Go Birds.)
The T-Birds are heading into tonight's game on a roll, having won the last three games, against the Tri City Americans, Portland Winterhawks and Regina Pats, so fans are pumped for tonight's matchup. It's also Marcel Noebels Bobblehead Night, but you'd better get there early if you want one, because only 2500 were made.
(watch or listen LIVE at www.theahl.com)
Toronto Marlies @ St. John's IceCaps - 7:30pm (preview)
Springfield Falcons @ Adirondack Phantoms - 7pm (preview)
Connecticut Whale @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers - 7pm (preview)
Oklahoma City Barons @ Grand Rapids Griffins - 7pm (preview)
Worcester Sharks @ Portland Pirates - 7pm (I don't see a preview, but here's a link to Portland Press Herald's Pirates coverage)
Hershey Bears @ Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins - 7:05pm (preview)
Binghamton Senators @ Syracuse Crunch - 7:30pm (preview)
Providence Bruins @ Norfolk Admirals - 7:30pm (I don't see a preview, but here's a link to Providence Journal's Bruins coverage)
Hamilton Bulldogs @ Lake Erie Monsters - 7:30pm (preview)
Albany Devils @ Rochester Americans - 7:35pm (preview)
Peoria Rivermen @ Rockford IceHogs - 7:05pm (preview)
Texas Stars @ Houston Aeros - 7:35pm (preview)
San Antonio Rampage @ Abbotsford Heat - 7pm (preview)
NHL (all times are Eastern time)
(watch or listen LIVE at www.nhl.com)
A few games are already in the books!
Detroit Red Wings 3 @ Boston Bruins 2 (SO) (game recap)
New Jersey Devils 1 @ New York Islanders 0 (game recap)
Montreal Canadiens 1 @ Philadelphia Flyers 3 (game recap)
Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild - 6pm (preview)
New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals - 4pm (preview)
Chicago Blackhawks @ Anaheim Ducks - 4pm (preview)
Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 7pm (preview)
Winnipeg Jets @ Carolina Hurricanes - 7pm (preview)
Buffalo Sabres @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 7pm (preview)
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Florida Panthers - 7:30 pm (preview)
Calgary Flames @ St. Louis Blues - 8pm (preview)
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Dallas Stars - 8:30pm (preview)
Vancouver Canucks @ Phoenix Coyotes - 9pm (preview)