Each Wednesday throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the game that intrigues him most that night. Weekes also will be assisting fans with three must-watch elements of the game.
It's the best time of the year. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are back! It's the best two months in sports and it all starts Wednesday with three games.
Of the three series beginning, the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN360, FS-MW, CSN-CH) is the most intriguing to me. The Central Division rivals played five times this season, with the Blues winning three games. The Blues came back from down 5-2 in the first period to win 6-5 in overtime Nov. 4 at United Center, won 3-2 in a shootout March 9 at Scottrade Center, and won 2-1 in overtime at United Center on April 7 when Vladimir Tarasenko scored with 1:16 left in the third period to tie the game and then won it with a goal in overtime.