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NHL: things to watch on Sunday Night

10/12/2014 11:30 EDT | Updated 12/12/2014 05:59 EST
After all 30 teams were in action last night, there are just two games on the NHL schedule on Sunday, with the Leafs visiting New York to take on the Rangers and the Kings hosting the Jets in Los Angeles.

This is not necessarily a good thing for the Leafs as they will take centre stage for hockey fans tonight.

Here are a couple things to watch for: 

Another tough test for the Leafs

Hometown Hockey will debut today in London, ON and features the Leafs (0-2-0) taking on the Rangers (1-1-0) in New York at 7 p.m. ET.

After suffering two losses at home against the Canadiens and Penguins, the Leafs will now try to pick up their first win of the season against a team that went all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in June. 

Angst is already building among fans and media in Toronto and getting a win tonight will be the only way to quiet the critics.

In 2013-14, the Leafs typically allowed more shots than they took and the trend has continued so far this season. On Saturday night, they allowed 41 shots, while only taking 25, with the result being a 5-2 loss.

Kings off to slow start

The Kings (0-1-1) host the Jets (1-1-0) at 10 p.m. ET and will be looking for their first victory on home ice this season.

The defending Stanley Cup champions opened up the 2014-15 campaign with a 4-0 loss at Staples Center to the Sharks and then were defeated 3-2 in overtime by the Coyotes on Saturday night in Arizona.

Undoubtedly, the Kings will want to get back to their winning ways at home where they were 23-14-4 last season.

The Jets opened their season with a 6-2 victory over the Coyotes, but will be looking to bounce back after falling 3-0 to the Sharks on Saturday. They will be without Evander Kane who suffered a lower-body injury and is likely to be out of the lineup for a couple weeks. 

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