It is like a matchup of two heavyweight fighters, but in this instance it will be the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins' best lines squaring off.
It is hard to argue the best trios in the NHL in the first six weeks of the season aren't Colorado's top unit of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen and Boston's No. 1 group of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. The threesomes are among the league leaders in scoring and will see plenty of each other tonight in a cross-conference showdown at Pepsi Center.
"It's always a challenge, I like challenges," MacKinnon said. "Whenever a top line comes to town and the top players in the NHL, it's always fun. It's our responsibility to play against those guys, and it's going to be a tough one tonight."