Something we've done the past two offseasons is examine the recently revealed schedule, and just in case you needed a little bit more enticement to watch a team like the Penguins, come up with reasons to watch all 82 games on the slate.
So without any further delay, here's why you'll be watching in April.
April 3 - vs. Thrashers - Kari Lehtonen is tight with Lil John:
April 6 - vs. Capitals - It might not be a playoff game, but if you get three of the best players in the world on the same sheet of ice in April, something amazing is bound to happen:
April 8 - vs. Islanders - You're not really going to miss the 1,671st and final regular season game at Mellon the Civic Arena are you?
April 10 - vs. Thrashers - Because it's still fun to chant "Mooooooooossssssseeeee!!!!"
April 11 - at Islanders - Maybe the Islanders will wear their sweet throwback uniforms in anticipation of drafting another top-three draft pick:
(Photo: Lehtonen-Scott Cunningham/Getty Images; Mellon Arena-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Hedberg-Peter Diana/Post-Gazette; Islanders-Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)