Two of the NHL's top teams, the Washington Capitals
and Chicago Blackhawks
, will be showcased in NBC's Game of the Week on March 14 at the United Center in Chicago. Game time is 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT).
captains a talented Washington Capitals
team that went 13-2-0 in January and compiled a 14-game winning streak, tied for the third-longest in NHL history. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 89 points and a plus-43 rating. He is tied for the NHL lead in goals with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby
Chicago boasts young stars of its own in Patrick Kane
and Jonathan Toews
, who have led the Blackhawks to the top of the Central Division and second place in the Western Conference.
The potential preview of the Stanley Cup Final is the only time these two contenders will face each other this season.
It will be NBC's second visit to the United Center in as many weeks. The Hawks will host the Detroit Red Wings
on March 7, also at 12:30 p.m. ET.