First place in the Pacific Division is on the line in Dallas on Tuesday night in front of a nationally-televised audience.
The Dallas Stars
and Phoenix Coyotes
, who have 83 points apiece, will battle at the American Airlines Center as part of the NHL's 9-game schedule. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.
The Stars (39-28-5) are currently the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference because they have a game in hand on the Coyotes (36-26-11), who gave coach Dave Tippett
his 400th career victory Sunday night.
Four games get under way at 7 p.m. ET -- the Toronto Maple Leafs
host the New York Islanders
, while the Florida Panthers
visit the Philadelphia Flyers
. Also, the Pittsburgh Penguins
take on the Winnipeg Jets
at the Consol Energy Center, while the Chicago Blackhawks
face the Columbus Blue Jackets
at Nationwide Arena.
At 7:30 p.m. ET, the New Jersey Devils
will try to bounce back from Monday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers as they face the Ottawa Senators
at Scotiabank Place. That game can be seen on RDS in Canada.
The Nashville Predators
, who currently reside in fourth place in the West, are back in action at 8 p.m. ET as they battle the Oilers at Bridgestone Arena.
In another huge Western Conference showdown, the Colorado Avalanche
host the Calgary Flames
at the Pepsi Center at 9 p.m. ET. The eighth-place Avs are just two points up on the 11th-place Flames.
In the final game of the evening, the San Jose Sharks
will attempt to rebound from Monday's 5-3 loss to Anaheim as they travel to Los Angeles to face the Kings at the Staples Center. That game is set to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBCSN in the U.S.