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.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers