The New York Rangers will continue their chase of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference in front of a nationally-televised audience Tuesday night.
The Rangers -- who currently have a four-point lead on the scorching-hot Pittsburgh Penguins atop the East, will host the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden as part of the NHL's nine-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.
Carolina (26-28-15) trails Washington by nine points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. The 'Canes have earned points in eight of their last 10 games.