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NHL schedule: Senators take on Red Wings, Canucks face Jets

Ottawa's playoff hopes may hang in the balance.

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Ottawa Senators' unlikely playoff push has made for a nice story, but their outlook has deteriorated quite a bit in recent days. According to SportsClubStats.com, they have a 25.2 percent chance of making it beyond 82 games heading into Tuesday's action. This is a significant change from the roughly 50/50 odds they enjoyed a short time ago.

Needless to say, its matchup in Detroit on Tuesday is a big one for Ottawa, who has lost two of three games against the Red Wings in 2014-15.

In Canada, the Winnipeg Jets will attempt to improve their postseason prospects when they host the Vancouver Canucks. Winnipeg is coming off a 4-3 loss to Chicago on Sunday, while Vancouver will partake in its second game in two nights after beating the Blues in St. Louis on Monday, 4-1. A total of 14 teams will be in action on Tuesday with seven games filling out the schedule.

Here is a complete list of Tuesday's schedule. All times are ET.

Matchup Time Visitor TV Home TV National TV
Florida at Boston 7 p.m. FS-F NESN
Carolina at Washington 7 p.m. FS-CR CSN-DC
New Jersey at Columbus 7 p.m. MSG+ FS-O
Tampa Bay at Toronto 7:30 p.m. SUN TVA TSN4
Ottawa at Detroit 7:30 p.m.
FS-D RDS, TSN5
Vancouver at Nashville 8 p.m. SNP FS-TN
New York Rangers at Winnipeg 8 p.m. MSG
TSN3