The heated battle for the No.2 seed in the Eastern Conference will be shown on national television Thursday night.
The Boston Bruins
, who are coming off a remarkable 6-0-0 road trip, return home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning
at TD Garden. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NHL Network in the United States.
Tampa Bay, which is tied with Boston with 81 points apiece, failed on an opportunity to move ahead of the Bruins on Wednesday night. The Lightning dropped a 2-1 decision at New Jersey.
Canadian fans won't be left out in the cold, as the Montreal Canadiens
face the Florida Panthers
at the BankAtlantic Center. That game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on RDS.