8:00 p.m. ET
TV: TSN4 (Ontario); FOX SportsNet (Minnesota/Wisconsin)
RADIO: TSN 1050
ONLINE: GameCentre Live
It's almost game time! Much like going to the dentist, we have to suffer through watching the Minnesota Wild twice a year. Unlike the dentist, I am not giving you a goofy toy and your choice of dental floss for sitting through this game.
That said, it's an uninteresting match-up on the second leg of a back-to-back, so it's time to bring back a favourite feature called What Else is On?
NFL Thursday Night Football (CBS/SN; 8:00 PM):
The Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North battle with some serious divisional implications. Probably a more important game for a Minnesota sports team than this one, if we're being honest.
Elf (Global; 8:00 PM):
I like smiling! Smiling's my favourite!
The Wiz Live (CITY/NBC; 8:00 PM):
I'm the Wiz! I'm the Wiz! Nobody beats me because I'm the Wiz!
Okay, so this might actually be more about the Wizard of Oz than reasonably-priced electronics.
National Security (Peachtree; 8:00 PM):
Probably my favourite Christmas movie, next to Die Hard.
If those options didn't sway you and you're still gonna watch this game, I admire your resolve. Shouldn't be much of a barn burner.
I'll predict a 2-1 shootout win. For who? I don't know.