Jets at Sabres – Thanks to the playoff race, there could be 10 or more games to watch this week but all eyes in Winnipeg will be on this one. The Jets need to beat Buffalo in regulation or the playoffs will practically be out of the question since they are three points out of a spot with three games left on their schedule. Monday, 7 p.m., TSN Jets, MSG-Buffalo.
Penguins at Senators – Thanks to Saturday’s loss to the Maple Leafs, Ottawa fans have the vapours. They have a game in hand on the Rangers and Jets in the playoff race and are just one point behind the sixth-place New York Islanders but the Sens are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East, TVA.
Canadiens at Devils – New Jersey is out of the playoffs but everyone pulling for a Leafs-Habs first-round playoff match will be watching this one. Tuesday, 7 p.m., RDS, TSN Habs.
Canadiens at Jets – If they get by Buffalo and then the Capitals on Tuesday, the Jets’ season will likely come down to beating Montreal at home. Thursday, 8 p.m., RDS, TSN Jets, TSN Habs.
Senators at Bruins – This is the final game of the season, the one postponed because of the Boston bombings. The Senators’ fate, plus a few matchups in the Eastern Conference playoffs, will probably rest on this game. Sunday, 7 p.m., Sportsnet East, NBCSN, TVA.