Feb 27, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Phoenix Coyotes forward Mike Ribeiro (63) and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Keaton Ellerby (7) skate on the ice during the first period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Channel Surfing: April 1st Edition


Channel Surfing is Too Many Men On The Site’s quick guide to tonight’s NHL action, as well as any other interesting broadcasts in the world of hockey. Included is a list of the scheduled games, game notes, as well as a pregame warm up song.

New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres 7:00 PM

Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders 7:00 PM

Carolina Hurricanes @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM

Calgary Flames @ Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM

Colorado Avalanche @ Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00 PM

Dallas Stars @ Washington Capitals 7:00 PM

Montreal Canadiens @ Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM

Philadelphia Flyers @ St. Louis Blues 8:00 PM

Winnipeg Jets @ Phoenix Coyotes 10:00 PM

New York Rangers @ Vancouver Canucks 10:00 PM

Edmonton Oilers @ San Jose Sharks 10:30 PM

Noteable Noteables:

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets announced yesterday that Nathan Horton will miss a few games with a lower body injury. Jared Boll will make his return to the Columbus lineup in Horton’s absence. The Colorado Avalanche will be without Matt Duchene for the next four weeks (and one week of the post season). [ NHL.com ]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are in panic mode, as they have fallen from second place in the Atlantic Division to fifth in the Division and tenth in the conference. Six games remain and the Leafs will have to jump over two teams to qualify for the playoffs. [ NHL.com ]
  • If everything in the Atlantic Division standings remains the same, tonight’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens match up will be a preview of the first round. The previous three games between the two teams has either gone to overtime or a shootout, with Tampa winning twice 2-1 and Montreal winning once 2-1; all the makings for a really great round of playoff hockey. [ NHL.com ]
  • Tonight marks New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault‘s first return to Vancouver since the firing that saw him and John Tortorella trade places. With the Canucks on the playoff bubble and the Rangers safely in the top three, Vigneault probably does not feel as bad as he probably did a few months ago.

Best Dressed:

Tonight I’ll give the best dressed to the Winnipeg Jets and the Phoenix Coyotes.

TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:

2 Unlimited – “Get Ready For This”

Takes me back to NHL 96!

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