The 2011-2012 regular season has reached its final week.
The past 179 days of hockey have mattered little, however, compared to the monstrous importance of the next six.
Five playoff spots remain hanging in the balance, including the No. 3 seeds in both conferences. The field of 16 postseason qualifiers has yet to be determined; the order in which each of those squads will finish is also tremendously unsettled.
Thirty-four matches over the course of the upcoming week will decide all of that chaos, and thankfully, NHL fans from across the continent can watch the thrilling action from the comfort of their living rooms.
Which games warrant a mark on the calendar, and which ones can painlessly be ignored? We'll break down the must-see showdowns for every remaining night of the regular season, complete with information about when, where and why to watch them in the coming slides.
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