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Pluses, minuses for Islanders-Rangers

Goaltending, speed, forechecking among things to watch 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.

The New York Rangers haven't had many dips this season. They're tied for the fifth-best record in the NHL and fourth in the Metropolitan Division, eight points behind the first-place Washington Capitals. It's not set in stone, but the Rangers likely will be the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

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Friday Four: Brad Marchand making case for MVP

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Predators, Flames, Jets

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Penguins-Flyers

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin provide tough matchup for Philadelphia defense

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.

Don't look now, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the League.

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Friday Four: Canadiens climbing

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Sergei Bobrovsky, Bruins, Joe Thornton

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Red Wings-Bruins

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg, Boston's Brad Marchand at core of Original Six matchup

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.

The Boston Bruins have been playing well under new coach Bruce Cassidy, winning eight of 11 games since he took over from Claude Julien on Feb. 7. Boston is hanging tough in the Atlantic Division and trying to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2013-14.

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Friday Four: Filip Forsberg has month to remember

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Sabres, Blackhawks, trade deadline

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Penguins-Blackhawks

Impact of Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Chicago's Jonathan Toews among keys 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.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks: Perhaps a Stanley Cup Final preview?

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Friday Four: Rangers, Blackhawks surging

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Predators, Auston Matthews-Patrick Laine showdown

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season, Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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Pluses, minuses for Capitals, Flyers

Depth of Washington, youth of Philadelphia among things to watch 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.

The Washington Capitals have struggled following their six-day break, losing two straight games and looking to avoid three straight losses for the first time in almost three months (Nov. 26-Dec. 3). The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets are right on their heels for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference. 

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Friday Four: Claude Julien impact

NHL Network's Kevin Weekes also discusses Blues, Islanders, Brent Burns

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will be bringing you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

 

Claude Julien's impact on Bruins, Canadiens

As shocking as it was when the Montreal Canadiens fired Michel Therrien, I said on NHL Network that I thought the Canadiens would go after Claude Julien once he was fired by the Boston Bruins. He was far and away the best choice for the job. Bruins fans may be upset that Boston let Julien talk to Montreal, but if you don't want him as your coach, I'm not worried what he's going to do elsewhere. Julien will make his second coaching debut with the Canadiens against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (2 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV). Don't forget, he also coached them from 2002-06.

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