After seeing Buffalo choke away two points to the Flyers last night, Sabres fans might be surprised to hear that the race to the Top Eight in the Eastern Conference is still pretty wide open. Carolina, currently in eighth place, travels to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks tonight. Faceoff is at 8:30 p.m.
Let’s hope Pat Kane can work a miracle for his hometown team.
Other games of interest include Tampa at Ottawa, which is on right now (and really isn’t that interesting), and Vancouver at Anaheim at 10 p.m., with Vancouver being one of the hottest teams in the league right now and Anaheim fighting for their postseason lives (the Ducks are three points out of 7th with a game in hand on the Oilers; the Canucks are sitting pretty comfortably in 5th).
And if none of that floats your boat, I’ve got two seasons worth of SportsNight on tap.