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Blues-Canadiens highlights Wednesday's schedule

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A rare showdown between teams fighting for playoff spots in their respective conferences highlights the NHL's three-game schedule on Wednesday night.

In a game that will be televised nationally across Canada (TSN, RDS), the St. Louis Blues will attempt to hand the Montreal Canadiens their third straight loss when the teams meet at the Bell Centre at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Habs (23-23-4) lost their second in a row on Sunday night, when they suffered a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. St. Louis, meanwhile, saw its season-high four-game winning streak snapped on Monday in a 4-2 loss at Columbus.

The night's action starts at 7 p.m., when the New Jersey Devils will look to get back on track as they host the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center. New Jersey was dominated on Monday afternoon in a 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Long Island. The Devils lead the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Atlantic Division by just two points. Florida (21-20-8), meanwhile, has won three in a row, including a 1-0 home win over Atlanta on Monday night.

In the final game of the night, the Vancouver Canucks will take on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place at 10 p.m. ET. Vancouver (28-18-2) has earned points in eight of its last 10 games (6-2-2), while the Oilers have lost five straight and have the fewest points (37) in the Western Conference.
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