NHL Tuesday: Live Updates, Reaction and Analysis for All of Tonight's Hockey

Mark JonesSenior Analyst IApril 3, 2012

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31:  Tommy Wingels #57 of the San Jose Sharks attempts a backhand shot against goaltender Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars in the second period of an NHL hockey game at HP Pavilion at San Jose on March 31, 2012 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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A mere five days remain in the 2011-2012 NHL regular season, and Tuesday's slate of games will set the stage for almost all of the final week's drama.

With 10 games on the schedule, hockey fans across the country can't afford to miss out on a night of furious action, crucial showdowns and mammoth playoff implications.

From Phoenix to Buffalo to Florida to Philadelphia, playoff hopes will be on the line, seedings will be up in air and Cup contenders will battle for the upper hand in five-plus hours of on-ice action.

You can follow all of the chaos here, with live updates about all ongoing games as well as exclusive reactions and analysis to all of tonight's bedlam.