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Pluses, minuses for Oilers-Blues, Blackhawks-Ducks

McDavid's return to lineup against St. Louis; Kane, Toews vs. Anaheim defense 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. 

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'Wednesday Night Hockey': 5 Storylines

McDavid set to return for Oilers against Blues; Ducks host Blackhawks, seek fifth straight win

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Connor McDavid will be in the lineup when the Edmonton Oilers play the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center in the first game of a "Wednesday Night Hockey" doubleheader (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). McDavid sat out Edmonton's 4-1 loss at the Dallas Stars on Monday because of an illness.

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Pluses, minuses for Blues-Red Wings, Penguins-Avalanche

O'Reilly of St. Louis, young forwards of Detroit, Crosby-MacKinnon matchup 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.

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'Wednesday Night Hockey': 5 Storylines

Crosby-MacKinnon matchup highlights Penguins-Avalanche showdown; Red Wings host Blues

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Some of the NHL's most electric offensive talent will be on display during this week's "Wednesday Night Hockey" doubleheader.

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Pluses, minuses for Blues-Blackhawks, Ducks-Golden Knights

Each team underachieving after entering season with high expectations

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.

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Wednesday Night Hockey

'Wednesday Night Hockey': 5 Storylines

Blackhawks visit Blues, aim to end eight-game slide; struggling Golden Knights host Ducks

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to end an eight-game losing streak (0-6-2) when they host the St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN) in the first game of a "Wednesday Night Hockey" doubleheader. The losing streak began when the Blues defeated the Blackhawks 7-3 in St. Louis on Oct. 27.

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Pluses, minuses for Penguins-Capitals, Predators-Avalanche

Malkin leads Pittsburgh in rematch with Washington; Nashville looks to stymie top line of Colorado

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.

There's an excellent doubleheader this week on "Wednesday Night Hockey." The Pittsburgh Penguins (6-4-3) play the Washington Capitals (6-4-3) at Capital One Arena (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN). Then the Nashville Predators (11-3-0) play the Colorado Avalanche (7-4-3) at Pepsi Center (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

Here's my breakdown of the games:

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'Wednesday Night Hockey': 5 Storylines

Crosby-Ovechkin rivalry renewed when Capitals host Penguins; Predators visit Avalanche

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The past two Stanley Cup champions play for the second time this season in the first of two games on this week's edition of "Wednesday Night Hockey" when the Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). The Capitals won their first championship last season after the Penguins took home the Cup in 2016 and 2017. Pittsburgh won 7-6 in overtime at PPG Paints Arena in their season opener on Oct. 4 after the Capitals scored two late goals to force OT.

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Pluses, minuses for Maple Leafs-Jets, Lightning-Avalanche

Toronto offense vs. Winnipeg defense; top line of Colorado, special teams of Tampa Bay 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.

We have another doubleheader this week on "Wednesday Night Hockey." The Toronto Maple Leafs (6-3-0) play the Winnipeg Jets (6-2-1) at Bell MTS Place (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN360, SN1). After that, the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-1-1) play the Colorado Avalanche (6-1-2) at Pepsi Center (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

Here's my breakdown of the games:

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'Wednesday Night Hockey': 5 Storylines

Matthews-Laine rivalry resumes when Maple Leafs visit Jets; surging Avalanche host Lightning

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, the first two players selected in the 2016 NHL Draft, will oppose each other for the fifth time in the NHL when the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, SN1, TVAS) to open a "Wednesday Night Hockey" doubleheader.

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