Lightning at Penguins
Two MVP candidates will go head-to-head, Sidney Crosby, above, of Pittsburgh and Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay.
Monday, 7:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS2, NBCSN
Predators at Kings
Still with MVP candidates, you can catch goaltender Pekka Rinne of Nashville as he tries to hold off the explosive defending NHL champions in the second half of a Monday TV doubleheader.
Monday. 10:30 p.m., NHL Network Canada
Wild at Blackhawks
Yes, I know, watching Minnesota is as much fun as the lockout. But this could be the game when Chicago finally loses in regulation time.
Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Fox Sports North, Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Avalanche at Blackhawks
See above, plus Colorado will have prodigal son Ryan O’Reilly, above, in the lineup now that his nasty contract fight is over.
Wednesday, 8 p.m., TSN2, NBCSN
Penguins at Flyers
This is the first meeting between these rival0s since Philadelphia ran their record against Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center to 6-1 with a wild 6-5 win that featured all sorts of histrionics.
Thursday, 7 p.m., NHL Network U.S., Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
All times Eastern