There are nine games on the NHL slate tonight, but two caught the eye of The Action Network’s Hockey War Room: Tampa Bay at Washington and Los Angeles at Winnipeg.

After setting the pace in the East all season, the Lightning suddenly find themselves in a scrap atop the Atlantic Division. Boston has cut Tampa’s once seemingly insurmountable lead down to just one point, and the Maple Leafs aren’t all that far off either. Their opponents tonight, the Washington Capitals, are in a battle of their own, as they look to fend off the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Metro.

Out West, surprise contender Winnipeg hosts the Los Angeles Kings, who continue to fight for their playoff lives.

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Schedule note: Washington is on a back-to-back after playing in Buffalo on Monday afternoon. The Lightning, meanwhile, have not played since losing to New Jersey on Feb. 17. The Caps rode with backup goalie Philipp Grubauer in upstate New York, so it will be Braden Holtby against Vezina contender Andrei Vasilevskiy at the Verizon Center on Tuesday night.  Michael Leboff

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