Two of the most exciting teams in the League will collide as part of the NHL's five-game schedule on Wednesday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks
, who are in a dogfight for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, will battle the Los Angeles Kings
at the United Center at 8:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles (39-22-4) is very much alive in the race to have home-ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; the Kings are just one point behind the No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes
. The Kings come to Chicago after a 6-0 win over Columbus on Monday, while the Hawks lost 5-4 to Detroit on Sunday.
Wednesday's action gets under way with a trio of games at 7 p.m. ET. The New Jersey Devils
, losers of their last two, hope to get back on track as they host the New York Rangers
at the Prudential Center. The Rangers lost 2-1 in overtime to Buffalo on Sunday. Also, the Dallas Stars
, 4-3 shootout winners in Washington on Monday, visit the Sabres at HSBC Arena.
In a game that can be seen on the NHL Network, the Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes
at the Verizon Center.
In the final game of the night, the Vancouver Canucks
, who rallied for a 6-4 win at Colorado on Tuesday, finally end their 14-game road trip as they face the Phoenix Coyotes
at Jobing.com Arena. That showdown can be seen on TSN in Canada.