For all the wild maneuvering going on in the NHL's Western Conference, the Eastern Conference's eighth and final spot is just as exciting on Tuesday night, as the eighth seed Washington (84 points) plays ninth place Buffalo (84 points) in what amounts to be a play-in game.
The Sabres have a six point cushion over tenth place Winnipeg, and the Caps are four points shy of seventh seed Ottawa, so while Tuesday's game isn't the final word on the final playoff spot, it's a huge two points for two clubs fighting over the same spot.
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: CSN-MA, MSG-B
Radio: Capitals Radio Network
Line: Washington -105