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Wings and Hawks battle again on a busy Sunday

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One of the best rivalries in the NHL will take center stage on Sunday afternoon, as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Chicago Blackhawks as part of the League's nine-game schedule.

The Original Six matchup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. ET and can be seen across the United States on NBC. Both teams are in a dogfight -- Chicago (43-16-5) is battling for the top seed in the Western Conference, while Detroit (30-22-12) is one point ahead of Calgary for the conference's final playoff spot.

Fans who watch the game are in for a special treat; there will be isolated cameras on Chicago forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, as well as Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

Three games get under way at 3 p.m. ET. The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won five in a row after Saturday’s 6-3 win over Dallas, return to the ice to face the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena. Boston is coming off a 3-2 win on Long Island on Saturday afternoon. Also, the Minnesota Wild battle the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center in a rematch of the Wild’s 4-0 win at Calgary on Wednesday, while the Nashville Predators host the Vancouver Canucks.

The Atlanta Thrashers, who lost 6-2 at Tampa Bay on Saturday, get back into the swing of things at 5 p.m. ET against the Carolina Hurricanes at Phillips Arena. Carolina had its seven-game winning streak snapped with a 4-1 loss at Florida on Saturday.

A pair of games will begin at 7 p.m. ET -- the New York Rangers, who lost 2-0 in Washington on Saturday, host the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden, while the Philadelphia Flyers face the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wachovia Center. The Leafs won 2-1 in a shootout at Ottawa on Saturday.

In the final games of the night, the New Jersey Devils battle the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, while the Anaheim Ducks host the Montreal Canadiens at the Honda Center. Both have 8 p.m. ET start times. The Ducks lost 4-0 at Phoenix on Saturday, while the Canadiens won 3-2 at Los Angeles.
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