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Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight – April 2nd

First Screen Viewing

Hurricanes vs. Maple Leafs – 6:30pm

There are fewer and fewer things to settle as we move into the last five days of the season. The wildcard spots in the East are still to be settled among three, and the last wildcard spot in the West among two. The Canes have picked a bad time to lose three of four, which leaves them a point ahead of Montreal above the drop but a point behind Columbus in the “Not Get Poleaxed By Tampa” spot. And going into Toronto probably isn’t the first option, though the Leafs are a mess right now. The Leafs have lost seven of their last 11, including Ottawa twice, the Flyers, and the Rangers. They’re leaking goals as Freddie Andersen is coming beautifully into his normal spring form, and if nothing else probably want to hit some kind of form before their annual spit-up to the Bruins in the playoffs. The Canes finish out with the Devils and Flyers, so if they can get this they’ll be looking all right. Don’t, and it might get awfully icky.

Second Screen Viewing

Bruins vs. Blue Jackets – 6pm

The other side of the equation, or other part of the triangle as the Canadiens are hosting Tampa at the same time. The Bruins have long been locked into where they are, so who knows how much juices they’re going to have for a road game in the season’s last week. But the Jackets finally came alive, and Artemi Panarin remembered his check might not be as large in the summer if he kept being a ghost when his team needed him most. The Jackets also have the Rangers and Senators after this, so they could sweep the last eight games of the season if they’re not careful and avoid the Lightning…if only to lose to the Caps again out of sheer boredom.

Other Games

Predators vs. Sabres – 6pm

Lightning vs. Canadiens – 6:30

Penguins vs. Red Wings – 6:30

Jets vs. Wild – 7pm

Flyers vs. Stars – 7:30

Oilers vs. Avalanche – 8pm

Sharks vs. Canucks – 9pm

Kings vs. Coyotes – 9pm


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