Ice Cubes | Ovechkin, owner of one of the hardest shots in the NHL, looks like a new player, and it’s not because of center Evgeny Kuznetsov or right winger Troy Brouwer.
The Montreal Canadiens look to avoid a sweep of the season when they host Tampa Bay. The Lightning will be out to prevent their first three-game losing streak.
The Winnipeg Jets look to bolster their playoff chances when they host the slumping Chicago Blackhawks at the MTS Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens look to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs when they host the Florida Panthers. Florida beat Toronto 4-1 on Thursday while Montreal has lost two straight (0-1-1) but is just two points away from securing its playoff spot.
A sense of urgency seems to have made a difference for the Los Angeles Kings. That and the play of goaltender Jonathan Quick have the reigning NHL champions riding a two-game road winning streak.
Ice Cubes | Everyone thought the acquisition of Ryan Miller would finally solve the Canucks’ goaltending situation.
The Anaheim Ducks look to move forward from their worst loss of the year when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings open a five-game road trip when they face the Devils in New Jersey. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.
The Anaheim Ducks put their four-game winning streak on the line when they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The New Jersey Devils look to play spoiler when they host the slumping New York Islanders. The Islanders (43-25-4), who were tied atop the Eastern Conference standings with Montreal on March 9, now trail the top spot by seven points.
The Montreal Canadiens will try to snap out of their mini-slump when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes, a team they have dominated in recent years. The Canadiens have outscored Carolina 32-12 during a 7-1-0 run at home.
The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings meet in the final installment of the Freeway Faceoff. While the Ducks (44-20-7) skate towards a likely Western Conference championship, LA’s playoff destiny is still very much undecided.
Eastern Conference matchup on deck for Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins head North of the border to take on the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins are trying to climb back into the Atlantic Division race after a sharp downturn.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep their faint playoff hopes alive when they open a crucial seven-game road trip in Winnipeg.
The final Kentucky Derby prep races have been run by many of the contenders. The most impressive to me was Mubtaahij, who won the UAE Derby at Meydan. I’ll get to him in a minute, but first let’s look at the other two big Derby preps from Saturday.