Charlotte,N.C. - The last time the Carolina Hurricanes won seven consecutive home games, they went on to win their first Stanley Cup. This season, they're hoping a similar run will help them make a return to the playoffs.
Buffalo,N.Y. - The Philadelphia Flyers grip on home-ice advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs is loosening, but even with three losses in four games a spot in the postseason seems fairly secure.
Denver,Col - The Edmonton Oilers have posted at least one point for five games in a row. They hope to claim two in a second consecutive contest against the last-place Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Vancouver,B.C. - While the St. Louis Blues remain in a struggle for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks appear to have removed themselves from that discussion.