Erik Komatsu baseball's St Louis Cardinals accommodates the autograph request of, presumably, a lost Blues fan.
Preview: Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. ET
It's pretty impressive to consider where the Sabres were the last time they played the Canadiens. That was in February, and the loss put them in last place in the conference. Since then, however, they're mounted a remarkable turnaround that has them only 4 points back of 8th place, and on the verge of making history. According to the Buffalo News, "No team has ever come from last place in a conference in February to make the postseason under the current format, and the only team to overcome a 10-point deficit from any position in February was the 1994 New York Islanders." But the Canadiens are playing well right now too: they won two straight on a recent Western swing and they finally have Andrei Markov back. Should be a fun one.
Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Colorado Avalanche, 9 p.m. ET
The Avalanche have 7 wins in their last 10 games, making them one of the hottest teams in the West. They're tied with three teams for 8th. The Ducks, meanwhile, have fallen off after looking like they might be making a Cinderella run. They're 4-6-0 in the last 10, 8 points back of Colorado. Worse, they could be without Corey Perry tonight after he injured his shoulder on a hit from Stephane Robidas. Do they even have a chance? "We're in a do-or-die situation," said Ryan Getzlaf, being optimistic.
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