Can the Chicago Blackhawks make it six in a row? Television viewers across both the United States and Canada will have the opportunity to find out Tuesday night.
Chicago (21-8-4), which made it five in a row and moved atop the League standings with Sunday night's 4-2 victory against Calgary, faces arguably its biggest challenge to date as the Blackhawks visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on VERSUS in the U.S. and TSN2 in Canada.
Pittsburgh (18-11-4) will be without the services of captain Sidney Crosby, but Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and a pair of assists in the Pens' 8-3 win against Buffalo on Saturday night. The highly-skilled Russian has a 5-game point streak, tallying 6 goals and 6 assists over that span.
Canadian viewers will be treated to a second game, as TSN will broadcast the showdown between the Sabres and Ottawa Senators from Scotiabank Place. That match is also slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. With a regulation win, the Sens can move ahead of Buffalo and into a tie for second-place in the Northeast Division with Toronto.
I don't have a crystal ball. Predicting is a real complicated thing. If we stay healthy, have enough depth and get the good goaltending we think we're going to have, you can go all the way. But a lot of things have to happen. There's going to be a lot of teams that think the same thing. Everyone made deals. We're all are optimistic about where we'll end up.
— Rangers general manager Glen Sather after being asked if he's constructed a team that can win the Stanley Cup before their 4-1 win against the Predators on Monday