FIVE GAMES TO WATCH
Blackhawks at Canucks
The only team the Canucks dislike more than the Boston Bruins is the Chicago Blackhawks, thanks to a few playoff series. Tuesday, 10 p.m., TSN.
Penguins at Maple Leafs
This is the second of back-to-back, home-and-home games between Toronto and Pittsburgh. If the Leafs are to convince us they are a playoff team, a good showing is necessary here. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., TSN.
Stars at Ducks
The Ducks went into the all-star break as one of the NHL’s hottest teams with an 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games. Dallas is in and out as a playoff contender but if the Ducks hope to make the unlikely climb to the playoffs they need to get past the Stars. Wednesday, 10:30 p.m., NHL Network.
Red Wings at Canucks
The top two teams in the Western Conference at the all-star break will tangle in Vancouver. Thursday, 10 p.m., Sportsnet Pacific.
Bruins at Capitals
If Washington wants to convince anyone their modest renaissance is real, they’ll have to put up a good show against the Bruins. The reception for Boston goalie Tim Thomas should be interesting. Sunday, 12:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network.