* Tonight vs. Columbus, 7:30, Fox Sports Net -- Among the few bright spots this season for the Blue Jackets, who are on their way to another last-place finish: They're 3-0 against the Kings and have outscored them, 12-4.

* Thursday at Colorado, 5, ESPN -- Peter Forsberg had two goals and an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Kings in October, then was one better in a 6-1 victory over the Kings in December, scoring three goals.

* Saturday vs. Vancouver, 7, Fox Sports Net -- With the Avalanche in hot pursuit, the Canucks have continued to push toward the Northwest Division championship, led by Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi.

* Monday at Phoenix, 6, Fox Sports Net 2 -- At the start of the season, these teams figured to be jockeying for playoff position on the final day of March. Instead, they're playing out the string and plotting off-season moves.

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