Ten games tonight, a lot of them big.
Here are a few with playoff implications where one team that's out of it can be a big-time spoiler:
Tampa Bay @ Washington / a loss likely ends the Caps' run
Ottawa @ Toronto / Leafs have owned Ottawa lately
St. Louis @ Nashville / Chicago's watching this one
Edmonton @ Vancouver / The Canucks are free falling
The one thing the end-of-season divisional schedule has done is make it so these teams have some recent history.
Tampa lost last night to the team Washington's chasing, and the Lightning don't want to lose every game to end the year. No explanation needed on the Toronto-Ottawa rivalry. St. Louis let a big lead slip away against Nashville a few nights ago and will be hoping to bounce back. And Edmonton has been giving the Northwest Division fits as one of the league's best teams down the stretch.
Should be interesting.