Each Wednesday throughout the regular season, Kevin Weekes will be offering his pluses and minuses for the teams competing in the NBCSN "Wednesday Night Hockey" game(s) in his Weekes on the Web blog.
It's a doubleheader this week. First, the New York Rangers (2-4-0) visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals (2-2-1) at Capital One Arena (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS). Then the Boston Bruins (4-1-0) visit the Calgary Flames (3-2-0) at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360).
Here's my breakdown of the games: