The Colorado Avalanche
will continue their pursuit of a Western Conference playoff berth in front of a nationally-televised audience Monday night.
The Avs -- who currently reside in ninth place in the West, will host the Anaheim Ducks
at the Pepsi Center as part of the NHL's 4-game schedule. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN2 in Canada. Colorado can move ahead of the Calgary Flames
and into eighth place with a victory.
Anaheim (29-30-10) is eight points out of the final playoff spot. The Ducks will be aiming to avoid a three-game skid.
Monday's action gets under way at 7 p.m. ET. The Montreal Canadiens
, who finally have defenseman Andrei Markov
back in their lineup, will face the Buffalo Sabres
at the First Niagara Center. That showdown can be seen on RDS and TSN in Canada.
At 9:30 p.m. ET, the reeling San Jose Sharks
will aim to get back on the right track as they visit the Edmonton Oilers
at Rexall Place. San Jose has won only twice in its last 10 games and finds itself in 10th place in the West. That game can be seen on TSN in Canada.
In the final game of the evening, the Phoenix Coyotes
host the Nashville Predators
at Jobing.com Arena at 10 p.m. ET. Nashville (40-21-7) will be seeking its third straight win and trails Detroit by four points for the No. 4 seed in the West.