FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Jets at Senators
Winnipeg needs to start showing its fans it can win on the road. If the Jets can knock off the formidable Senators, this will be a step in the right direction. Monday, TSN-Jets, Sportsnet East, TVA.
Stars at Blues
Dallas has been all over the Western Conference standing this season and is now trying to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. The Blues rose from the dead after Ken Hitchcock was hired as head coach. If the Stars are in the mood, this should be a dandy. Monday, 7:30 p.m., TSN 2.
Senators at Leafs
The Leafs dropped two in a row after their four-game win streak and now face a big divisional game with the red-hot Senators. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet East, TVA.
Rangers at Bruins
I bet NBC wishes it could trade its pick for this week’s game for this one. This could be a preview of the Eastern Conference final and well worth heading for a sports bar to see. Saturday, 1 p.m., NHL Network (U.S.), NESN, MSG.
Canadiens at Maple Leafs
No matter what the fortunes of the teams are, games between these historic rivals are always an occasion and generally entertaining. Saturday, 7 p.m., CBC, RDS.