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Wednesday Night Rivalry

5 Reasons to watch Blackhawks-Blues

Chicago's chance to play spoiler, St. Louis' playoff push highlights Wednesday Night Rivalry storylines

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wednesday Night Rivalry: CHI@STL

Coors Light Wednesday Night Rivalry Preview: CHI@STL

NHL Tonight previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues

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The St. Louis Blues hope their Wednesday Night Rivalry game against the Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV) won't be their last one this season at Scottrade Center.

The Blues enter their final regular-season home game one point behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference with one game in hand. St. Louis needs a win to jump ahead of Colorado. Each team has one more game before they face off in their season finale in Denver on Saturday.

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Pluses, minuses for Rangers, Capitals

New York rookies Chytil, Andersson, compete against League-leading goal scorer Ovechkin in rivalry game

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

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Wednesday Night Rivalry

5 Reasons to watch Rangers-Capitals

Lundqvist's return, Ovechkin's quest to win goal-scoring title highlight Wednesday Night Rivalry storylines

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wednesday Night Rivalry: NYR@WSH

Coors Light Wednesday Night Rivalry Preview: NYR@WSH

NHL Tonight previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup featuring the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals

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The Washington Capitals will go for a home-and-home sweep when they play the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena in the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV).

The Capitals' 4-2 win at Madison Square Garden on Monday moved them two points closer to their third straight Metropolitan Division championship under coach Barry Trotz. The Rangers were assured of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2010 when the New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Tuesday. However, New York is 6-5-2 since the NHL Trade Deadline despite trading away several veteran players and has received a spark from an infusion of young players.

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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Bruins, Blues

Pietrangelo, St. Louis have tough task vs. Rask, Boston in Wednesday Night Rivalry game

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

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Wednesday Night Rivalry

5 Reasons to watch Bruins-Blues

Boston's chase for first place, St. Louis playoff hopes highlight Wednesday Night Rivalry storylines

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wednesday Night Rivalry: BOS@STL

Coors Light Wednesday Night Rivalry Preview: BOS@STL

NHL Tonight previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup featuring the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues

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The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues are chasing different objectives ahead of this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, NHL.TV).

The Bruins can clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a victory or a loss in overtime or a shootout. But Boston has bigger things in mind; the Bruins are trying to catch the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Blues have won four of their past five games but are still three points out of the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference with 10 games remaining in their season.

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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Penguins, Rangers

Malkin playing like MVP; Georgiev gets big test in net for New York in rivalry game

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

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Wednesday Night Rivalry

5 Reasons to watch Penguins-Rangers

Malkin, Crosby, New York newcomer Spooner highlight Wednesday Night Rivalry storylines

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wednesday Night Rivalry: PIT@NYR

Coors Light Wednesday Night Rivalry Preview: PIT@NYR

NHL Tonight previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers

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The New York Rangers sent a letter to their fans last month saying they were looking to the future rather than focusing on making the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. That doesn't mean they'll compete any less energetically when the Pittsburgh Penguins come to Madison Square Garden for this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV).

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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Penguins, Flyers

Crosby, Malkin, Giroux lead high-powered offenses into rivalry game

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game in his Weekes on the Web blog. Weekes also will assist fans with three must-watch elements of the game.

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Wednesday Night Rivalry

5 Reasons to watch Penguins-Flyers

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia chasing first place in Metropolitan Division highlights Wednesday Night Rivalry storylines

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Wednesday Night Rivalry: PIT@PHI

Coors Light Wednesday Night Rivalry Preview: PIT@PHI

NHL Tonight previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers

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There's more than just in-state bragging rights on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center for the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, NHL.TV).

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Letang rounding into familiar form for Penguins

After neck surgery 11 months ago, defenseman reclaiming significant role for two-time defending Cup champs

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Kris Letang's road back from neck surgery April 13, 2017, hasn't been easy.

It began with the Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman's recovery during the offseason, which went as well as could be expected, and is still ongoing as the Penguins enter their Wednesday Night Rivalry game at the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, NHL.TV). The Penguins (38-25-4) are second in the Metropolitan Division, one point ahead of the Flyers and one behind the Washington Capitals.

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