The Boston Bruins
will continue their playoff push in front of a national television audience as part of the NHL's five-game schedule on Monday night.
Boston (34-28-12), which sits in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 80 points, hosts the Buffalo Sabres
at 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden. The Sabres (41-23-10) are five points ahead of the Ottawa Senators
in the race for the Northeast Division title. The game can be seen on Versus in the U.S. and TSN2 in Canada.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Thrashers
, who trail the Bruins by just two points in the East, face the Carolina Hurricanes
at Philips Arena. Atlanta (33-30-12) has earned points in seven of its last 10 games (5-3-2).
Thirty minutes later, the Nashville Predators
face the Florida Panthers
at the BankAtlantic Center. The Preds (43-27-6) enter the night in fifth place in the Western Conference, but they're only three points ahead of No. 8 Colorado.
The Los Angeles Kings
will attempt to put an end to a three-game skid at 9 p.m. ET when they'll battle the Minnesota Wild
at the Xcel Energy Center. Los Angeles, currently the seventh seed in the West, is just five points ahead of No. 9 Calgary.
In the final game of the night, the Anaheim Ducks
host the Dallas Stars
at the Honda Center at 10 p.m. ET. That game can be seen on the NHL Network in Canada.