NHL TV Schedule : Week Of February 3

By Andy Graziano

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

We are in the final week of National Hockey League games before the league takes a mandated two and a half week break so their athletes can participate in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games in Russia.

The New York Islanders playoff hopes are all but finished but it is still important for the team to finish strong and continue to develop talent to be ready for the 2014-15 season. There are also some big decisions for general manager Garth Snow to make, including whether to trade Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald to teams looking for a Stanley Cup run.

New York will return to the national spotlight on Tuesday night as they take on powerful Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Calgary and Colorado will then visit the Coliseum to close out the pre-break schedule.

Plenty on tap so check below for the NHL TV schedule and circle any games that might tickle your fancy as we await the international competition to begin.

New York Islanders

Tuesday, Feb. 4
7:30: Islanders at Washington Capitals, NBCSN, TSN2
Thursday, Feb. 6
7:00: Calgary Flames @ Islanders, MSG Plus
Saturday, Feb. 8
7:00: Colorado Avalanche @ Islanders, MSG Plus

National TV Schedule

Monday, Feb. 3
7:30: Colorado at New Jersey, NBCSN
Tuesday, Feb. 4
7:30: N.Y. Islanders at Washington, NBCSN
Wednesday, Feb. 5
7:30: Pittsburgh at Buffalo, NBCSN
Thursday, Feb. 6
8:00: Boston at St. Louis, NBCSN
Saturday, Feb. 8
1:00: Calgary at Philadelphia, NHL Network
6:00: Vancouver at Toronto, NHL Network