On the night the NHL plays the 50,000th game in its history, the League's oldest rivals will renew their battle.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will get together for the 704th time in the regular season when they face off at the Bell Centre, one of 11 games on Saturday's schedule. The NHL Network and CBC's Hockey Night in Canada both will televise the game, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
CBC will air the Chicago Blackhawks' visit to Vancouver as the second game of its HNIC doubleheader, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The Canucks come home after a five-game trip, while the Hawks will be playing the third game of their annual "Circus Trip."
There are five other games that get under way at 7 p.m. ET: Los Angeles tries to snap a three-game losing streak when it visits Boston. Tampa Bay, coming off a wild 8-7 win at Philadelphia on Thursday, moves on to Buffalo, where the Sabres beat the Kings 3-2 on Friday. The New York Islanders, trying to end their 11-game losing streak, host Florida, and Nashville ends a road trip with a visit to Carolina, The Hurricanes come home after a 5-4 shootout loss at Pittsburgh on Friday.
Three more games start at 8 p.m. ET. The New York Rangers, coming off a 5-1 loss at Colorado on Friday, move on to Minnesota. The Wild are back home after a 4-3 OT win at Detroit on Friday. Colorado visits Dallas and New Jersey visits St. Louis, where the Blues are 7-0-1 this season after Friday's 5-2 win against Ottawa.
A half-hour after the Blackhawks and Canucks face off, Columbus goes for a sweep of its three-game California trip when it visits San Jose. The Jackets won 4-3 at Anaheim on Friday, while the Sharks come home after a 5-4 overtime loss at Dallas on Thursday.