Sunday was the NFL conference championship games and Monday was MLK, Jr. Day. Today is Tuesday, so it's back to hockey.
If you have DISH Network as your TV provider, you have NHL Center Ice for free until the end of January. I don't know if any other cable or satellite companies are offering that, but it's worth investigating, because NHL Center Ice lets you watch every game. Also, this is a good time to familiarize yourself with the channel numbers for NHL Network (NHLN), NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and NBC, because they will all occasionally carry games throughout the season.
If you're new to the NHL, the standings work like this:
Each conference has eight playoff seeds. There are three divisions in each conference. The winner of each division automatically earns one of the top three playoff seeds in their conference. The other five seeds are earned based on total points.
Notice how Team D has more points than Team B and Team C, but since Team A is the Pacific Division leader, they can't place higher than fourth? That's the incentive for winning your division in the NHL.
NEW FEATURE: Team records (Wins-Losses-OT/SO Losses)