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NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Showdown Thursday in the Central Division

After a night off for all eight teams in the Central Division on Wednesday, they'll all return to action on Thursday.

Perhaps more tantalizingly, the schedule has blessed us with a showdown among the four clubs currently in playoff position. Both contests begin at 7 p.m. ET, so you'll want to be deploying two screens minimum tonight.

The Nashville Predators -- as of a few weeks ago, seemingly one of the teams likely to be most active trading players away at the trade deadline -- travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the Carolina Hurricanes.