Two big points in the Western Conference playoff race will be up for grabs on national television Monday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks, who sit two points out of a playoff spot after Sunday's 2-1 loss at Anaheim, will visit the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. Game time is slated for 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on VERSUS in the United States.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie