The Buffalo Sabres continue their push to the playoffs, facing off against the Washington Capitals

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 3: Martin Fehervary #42 of the Washington Capitals attempts to regain control of the puck as he is defended by Rasmus Dahlin #26 of the Buffalo Sabres during a game at Capital One Arena on January 3, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, February 25th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks

A tale of two cities, as this rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup final pits the top team in the league so far this season (Boston) against the confusing, confounding, always interesting Canucks. The Bruins need to stay healthy leading up to mid-April and the starting line for the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They’ll most likely keep both Toronto and Tampa in their rear-view mirror when it comes to claiming the top spot in the Atlantic Division. As for Vancouver, it’s all about next season, though we pretty much said the exact same thing this time last season.

Sunday, February 26th – 1 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres

It’s a monumental clash of the would-be titans tonight in Western New York, as the upstart Sabres continue their push to the playoffs. They face a Capitals team that has had to cope without premier sniper Alex Ovechkin for a number of games after the passing of his father. Washington are in the midst of a real dogfight for one of the two Eastern Conference wildcard slots that are up for grabs, and with a win tonight, Buffalo also edges closer to that melee.

Monday, February 27th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators

Speaking of Eastern Conference dogfights, it may have taken them 75% of the season to get going, but ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the Detroit Red Wings. They’ve strung together a series of W’s recently, which remains the only surefire recipe to gaining a playoff spot. Tonight, they’re in Ottawa, facing a Senators team that also took its sweet old time getting going, thus will be life and death to qualify for the post-season this time around.

Tuesday, February 28th – 7 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning

The Battle of Florida adds another chapter tonight, as the Lightning look to gain the second spot in the Atlantic, while the visiting Panthers look to stay afloat in the Eastern wildcard pool. Back on February 7th, right after the All-Star Game in Sunrise, the Panthers beat up Tampa 7-1. The Bolts do have a couple of wins over the Cats this season; a 3-2 OT victory back on October 21st, and a 4-1 triumph on December 10th.

Wednesday, March 1st – 7:30 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers

Can the Rangers finish second in the Metropolitan Division? Can they finish first? They’ll be in the playoffs this spring, and much is expected of a New York squad that has added some pieces for the marathon that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flyers look to build on some recent success, but that construction is for next season, and beyond, though they could play spoiler down the stretch.

Thursday, March 2nd – 10:30 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles Kings

On any given night, the rebuilding Canadiens can put up quite the fight, and tonight they clash with a Los Angeles team that has designs on the top spot in the crazy Pacific Division. And if not the crown, then the Kings will want to at least don the home ice robes for round one of the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Translation; the two points matter for the Kings.

Friday, March 3rd – 10 pm Eastern – SiriusXM 91
New Jersey Devils at Vegas Golden Knights

The 2022-23 NHL Trade Deadline occurs at the stroke of 3 pm Eastern today, and judging by past deadline days, it should be a busy few hours around the league. By the time the puck drops tonight in Las Vegas, we’ll know which players have switched allegiances. Both the Golden Knights, and the visiting Devils, hope to go deep into the post-season, and both teams have had their respective names attached to a myriad of trade rumours these past few weeks.