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Twelve games on tap for Tuesday

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The NHL resumed on Monday in Denver, but the action gets into full swing on Tuesday with 12 games on the schedule.

The action faces off shortly after 7 p.m. ET, when five games get under way. In a showdown that can be seen on RDS in Canada, the Montreal Canadiens battle the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Also slated to begin at 7 are: Carolina at Toronto; Chicago at N.Y. Islanders; Florida at Atlanta and Vancouver at Columbus.

At 7:30 p.m. ET, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Buffalo Sabres at Mellon Arena. Crosby is coming off his gold-medal clinching goal in Vancouver on Sunday against Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, who is not expected to play against the Pens.

Meanwhile, in a game that can be seen on Versus in the U.S. and TSN in Canada, the Philadelphia Flyers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum. The New York Rangers also travel to face the Ottawa Senators.

Two more games get under way in the 8 o'clock hour -- the Nashville Predators host the Edmonton Oilers at 8 p.m. ET, while the Los Angeles Kings face the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center at 8:30 p.m.

Thirty minutes later, the Phoenix Coyotes return to the ice as they continue their bid for a playoff spot against the St. Louis Blues at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes (37-21-5) currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference, just one point ahead of No. 5 Los Angeles.

Finally, in the second game of a Versus doubleheader, Zach Parise and the New Jersey Devils make a rare trip to San Jose to take on the Western Conference leading Sharks. Parise sent the gold-medal game to overtime on Sunday when he scored the tying goal with 24.1 seconds left in regulation. San Jose is two points ahead of Chicago in the West, while New Jersey (37-21-3) is just one better than Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division.
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