A Wednesday night battle in Anaheim between the teams boasting the NHL's two best records is just a prelude to another exciting, action-packed weekend on the NHL Network.
And that's just where things get started.
As each game becomes more and more important, the scene turns to Raleigh on Thursday night at 7 p.m. as the New Jersey Devils come to town to battle the Carolina Hurricanes. It's a pivotal matchup between two clubs that are currently in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Entering Wednesday night's action, the Devils and Hurricanes were tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers for sixth in the East with 32 points.