The next-to-last Saturday of the NHL's regular season features 12 games, including a pair available to U.S. viewers on the NHL Network.
In the opener, the Philadelphia Flyers
host the Ottawa Senators
at 1 p.m. ET. The Flyers, coming off a 7-1 win at Toronto on Thursday, are chasing Pittsburgh for fourth place and the final home-ice playoff spot in the East. Seventh-place Ottawa has been off since winning 6-4 at Winnipeg on Monday. Canadian viewers won't be left out -- they can see the game on RDS2 and CBC.
Also at 1, Boston begins a weekend in the New York metropolitan area with a visit to the Islanders.
In the second game of the NHL Network doubleheader, Buffalo visits Toronto at 7 p.m. ET in a game the Sabres have to have as they battle for the last playoff spot in the East. The Sabres will be trying to hand the Leafs their 12th straight loss at Air Canada Centre. Again, Canadian viewers can see the game on CBC.
Three other games also get under way at 7 -- New Jersey visits Carolina, Winnipeg is at Tampa Bay in a game that can be seen regionally in Canada on CBC and Montreal travels to Washington in a game that can be seen in Canada on RDS and regionally on CBC.
Three more games get under way at 8 p.m. ET. St. Louis can wrap up the Central Division title with a home win against Columbus. Los Angeles wraps up a road trip in Minnesota and Chicago is at Nashville.
At 9 p.m. ET, Phoenix continues its playoff push by hosting Anaheim. The Coyotes moved back into the top eight in the West on Thursday by blanking San Jose 2-0.
CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" will air the Calgary Flames
' visit to Vancouver, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. In the final game of the night, the Sharks are back home to host Dallas in a battle between two of the four teams battling for the top spot in the Pacific Division.