Tonight's soundtrack: We're In This Together by Nine Inch Nails -- one of my favorite NIN tunes, and an appropriate way to look at two big four-point swings tonight with Colorado/Calgary and Philadelphia/Montreal.
Game(s) of the Night
Montreal Canadiens at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 PM EST and Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche, 9:30 PM EST
It's a double-header of playoff-seeding madness! Forget the big game tonight, let's think about a trade between Montreal and Philly. In the meantime, Philly's got goalie #7 on deck. Players seem to do well when they leave Calgary. Avs fans see this as The Biggest Game Of The Year (TM).
Chicago Blackhawks at New Jersey Devils, 7 PM EST
New Jersey has struggled early in its past three games. Nick Boynton had a broken face at the hands of Cam Janssen. Cue The Pixies' Broken Face.
NY Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 PM EST
The Rangers better not squander their opportunity following a bunch of critical losses last night. It's the final homestand of an up-and-down season for Tampa.
San Jose Sharks at Minnesota Wild, 8 PM EST
Can anyone predict which Sharks team will show up? Minnesota is playing to avoid bag skates.
Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars, 8:30 PM EST
Secret agents may need to hunt down Ryan Stone. Mike Modano is back in the lineup tonight.
Vancouver Canucks at Anaheim Ducks, 10 PM EST
Should Henrik Sedin win the Hart Trophy after his outstanding year? Anaheim signed prospect Matt Clark.