There are nine games on the NHL schedule Tuesday night, but none bigger than the one that will take place in Denver.
With first place in the Northwest Division on the line, the Vancouver Canucks
will aim to extend their two-point lead as they battle the Colorado Avalanche
at the Pepsi Center at 9 p.m. ET. Both teams have 17 games remaining as they gun for home-ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Tuesday's action begins with a trio of games at 7 p.m. ET. In a game that can be seen on Versus in the U.S. and TSN2 in Canada, the Philadelphia Flyers
host the New York Islanders
at the Wachovia Center. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins
visit the Toronto Maple Leafs
and the Nashville Predators
battle the Atlanta Thrashers
at Philips Arena.
Thirty minutes later, the Montreal Canadiens
return home after a successful West Coast trip to host the Tampa Bay Lightning
at the Bell Centre. Montreal rallied for a pair of goals late in the third period en route to a 4-3 shootout win at Anaheim on Sunday night, just 24 hours after winning in Los Angeles. Tampa Bay (27-26-11) enters the game four points behind Boston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The game can be seen on RDS in Canada.
The Minnesota Wild
return to the ice at 8 p.m. ET against the Florida Panthers
at Xcel Energy Center. Twenty-one of the Wild's 31 victories have come at home.
At 9:30 p.m. ET, the Edmonton Oilers
will look for their third straight win as they host the Ottawa Senators
at Rexall Place. Edmonton earned a 2-0 victory against the New Jersey Devils
In the final game of the night, the Anaheim Ducks
take on the Columbus Blue Jackets
at the Honda Center at 10 p.m. ET. The Ducks (30-27-8) are six points behind the Detroit Red Wings
for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.