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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Rangers-Capitals, Bruins-Flames

New York's young players; depth of Washington; top lines for Boston, Calgary among things to watch

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 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:

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Wednesday Night Hockey

Wednesday Night Hockey: 5 Storylines

Capitals try to bounce back against Rangers; Bruins visit Flames seeking fifth straight win

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The Washington Capitals will try to bounce back from consecutive losses when they host the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena in the first game of a "Wednesday Night Hockey" doubleheader (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS). The Rangers (2-4-0) have yet to win in regulation; they have one overtime victory (3-2 against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 11) and one in a shootout (3-2 against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday).

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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Golden Knights-Capitals

Defense of Vegas vs. high-powered Washington offense among things to watch

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 Hockey 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 Hockey

Wednesday Night Hockey: 5 Storylines

Capitals host Golden Knights in rematch of 2018 Stanley Cup Final

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights will play for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Final when they face off at Capital One Arena in this edition of Wednesday Night Hockey (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

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Wednesday Night Hockey

Golden Knights, Capitals set for Stanley Cup Final rematch

Vegas hoping to regain focus against Washington after early-season adversity

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- As the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals know that in every game they will face an opponent that wants what they have.

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Weekes on the Web

Pluses, minuses for Bruins, Capitals

NHL Network analyst Weekes breaks down Wednesday Night Hockey season opener

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 on NBCSN Wednesday Night Hockey 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 Hockey

Wednesday Night Hockey: 5 Storylines

Capitals host Bruins, begin defense of Stanley Cup title; Karlsson set for debut with Sharks against Ducks

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Fans will get their first look at the Washington Capitals as defending Stanley Cup champions and two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson as a member of the San Jose Sharks on the season-opening edition of "Wednesday Night Hockey."

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Capitals, Ovechkin know repeating as Stanley Cup champions won't be easy

Turn page on last season, focus on keeping winning feeling

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The raising of the Stanley Cup banner usually marks the official end of the celebration of the previous season's championship and the start of the new NHL season.

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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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Weekes on the Web

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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