Let's be honest. At this point in the NHL's season, every game is a potential game of the week candidate.
It's like Christmas for hockey fans every night of the week, so narrowing it down to the top five isn't the easiest or most straight forward task.
In the East, there are just 10 points separating the Florida Panthers in the 11th spot from the Ottawa Senators in the fifth.
In the West, just 10 points separate the St. Louis Blues in the 10th spot from the Los Angeles Kings in sixth.
So, as you can see, there's a lot on the line as the season winds down. Playoff positioning is on the line and playoff spots are at stake.
With that in mind, let's skip the rest of the formalities and get right to the good stuff.
A couple weeks ago, this might have been just another game.
Factor in the 'Yotes current hot streak and the Sharks' current skid, and all of a sudden this game might be for the top spot in the West.
These teams couldn't be more of polar opposites this season. While the Coyotes are built on strong goaltending and a solid, defensive system, the Blackhawks are an offensive juggernaut that has combined this with a solid defense and passable goaltending.
There's no doubt that the 'Hawks should be the team to beat in the West, but injuries to their blueline and shaky goaltending have allowed Phoenix to draw even in the chase for the first seed.
This game might not be a barn burner on the surface, but it has the potential to be one heck of a game. The Coyotes got the better of Chicago on Saturday, winning 5-4 in a shootout and their offense is overachieving, with 3+ goals in eight of their last nine games.
Gametime is at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, March 23, and can be watched locally on Fox Sports Arizona or CSN Chicago or on Gamecenter Live online at NHL.com.
Would you have believed, at the end of last season, that these two teams would be battling for playoff positioning?
Well, there's just over 10 games left in the season and that is certainly the case.
There is an amazing parallel between these two teams as well.
Both teams are relying on underrated goaltending and defense to get the job done and both teams are relying on offense by committee.
In fact, their goal differential is almost identical, with Los Angeles sitting at plus-22 (207 goals for vs. 185 goals against) and Colorado sitting at plus-23 (213 and 190).
The last meeting of these two teams saw the Avalanche get shutout 3-0 right before the Olympic break, but both teams have been hot and cold since the break.
Either way, it should be a fantastic tilt between two teams separated by a single point in the Western Conference standings.
The game starts at 10:30pm ET on Monday, March 22 and is being televised on Altitude and Fox Sports West locally, and online on Gamecenter Live on NHL.com.
This game might not have a whole lot to do with playoff positioning and may be an inter-conference game, but these two teams have quickly turned into very good rivals.
The past two years have culminated with the Red Wings and Penguins facing off in the Stanley Cup Finals and, while this season may not see the same finish, these two teams have started quite the rivalry.
The Wings have struggled with injury this season and are finally healthy, which is a frightening prospect no matter who they're facing.
Meanwhile, the Pens have had their ups and downs this season but are looking to close out the year strong, trying to stay ahead of the New Jersey Devils in the Atlantic.
The only other meeting between these two teams this season ended in a 2-1 shootout victory for the Pens, but they will be facing a much different looking Red Wings team this time.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 22 and will be televised on Versus in the United States and TSN in Canada.
Whenever these two teams get together, sparks are going to fly, but this game has the potential to get interesting.
Both teams are chasing something. The Rangers are chasing the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference and the Devils are chasing the Penguins for the Atlantic Division lead.
This is the final meeting between these two teams, with the Devils winning three of the five meetings to this point.
The game is a must-win for the Rangers, as they are running out of time to make up ground and get back into the playoffs.
A win by either of these teams might not do much to improve their positioning right away, but what it will do is provide confidence.
These teams hate each other, and a victory will go a long way towards solidifying their position in the East.
The puck drops on this game at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 25, and will be broadcast locally on MSG and MSG Plus, as well as on Gamecenter Live online at NHL.com.
Was there really any question about this? I mean, really?
You've got two of the most electrifying teams in the NHL and two of the most electrifying superstars and, quite possibly, the most electrifying rivalry. What more could a hockey fan ask for?
As hockey fans, we get to enjoy this spectacle once more this season, but it's always the game of the week when we get to see it.
The Caps are working on locking up the President's Trophy and the Pens are the only team in the East that is even remotely close to them.
This matchup is always exciting and there will likely be a playoff atmosphere at the Verizon Center for this one.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 24, and will be televised nationally on the NHL Network and locally on Fox Sports Pittsburgh and CSN DC.