First place in the Northeast Division is still up for grabs, and the Boston Bruins
will continue their pursuit Tuesday night in front of a nationally-televised audience.
The Bruins, who just won two of three tough games on the West Coast, return home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning
at the TD Garden as part of the NHL's eight-game schedule. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NBC Sports Network in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.
The Lightning (35-33-7) are likely to miss the playoffs after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago. However, the resilient club will be seeking its fourth straight win Tuesday night.
Four games get under way at 7 p.m. ET -- the Toronto Maple Leafs
host the Carolina Hurricanes
, while the Chicago Blackhawks
visit the New Jersey Devils
. Also, the Pittsburgh Penguins
take on the New York Islanders
at the Consol Energy Center, while the Washington Capitals
face the Buffalo Sabres
at the Verizon Center.
Also at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Florida Panthers
continue to chase the Southeast Division crown as they face the Montreal Canadiens
at the Bell Centre. That game can be seen on RDS in Canada.
In the final two games of the evening, the New York Rangers
travel to Minnesota to face the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, while the St. Louis Blues
host the Nashville Predators
. Both of those showdowns begin at 8 p.m. ET.