Two teams picked by many to go far in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs will face each other on national television Monday night.
The Los Angeles Kings, who reside in last place in the Pacific Division despite being six games above the .500 mark (16-10-1), will face the Detroit Red Wings (19-6-3) at Joe Louis Arena. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on Versus in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.
Canadian fans will be treated to a second game, as the Ottawa Senators host the Atlanta Thrashers at 7:30 p.m. ET. Atlanta has won eight of its last 10 games and is just four points behind first-place Washington in the Southeast Division. That match can be seen on RDS.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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