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Wings-Pens on NBC highlights Sunday schedule

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A rematch of the last two Stanley Cup Finals will be televised nationally on Sunday as part of the NHL's six game schedule.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the championship last spring in a decisive seventh game in Detroit, will host the Red Wings at 12:30 p.m. ET at Mellon Arena. The Pens (33-20-1) reside in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, while the Wings, who have been ravaged by injuries this season, are tied for seventh in the West. The game can be seen on NBC in the U.S. and RDS and TSN2 in Canada.

Later in the afternoon, the scorching-hot Washington Capitals battle the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Verizon Center at 3 p.m. ET. The Caps (36-12-6) have won nine consecutive games.

At 4 p.m. ET, the New York Islanders will attempt to end a four-game skid when they visit the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center. The Isles dropped below the .500 mark with a 2-1 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday, while the Panthers (23-22-9) are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games despite losing 4-1 at Washington on Friday.

One hour later, the New Jersey Devils host the Los Angeles Kings in a rare showdown at the Prudential Center. New Jersey sits atop the Atlantic Division at 35-16-2 after a 5-4 OT win over Toronto on Friday, while the Kings (32-19-3) moved into fifth in the West with Saturday night's 3-2 shootout win at Boston.

The Phoenix Coyotes look at make it four in a row at 6 p.m. ET as they head to the American Airlines Center to face the Dallas Stars. Marc Crawford's club has won two in a row, including a 3-2 win over Colorado on Friday night, and is still very much alive in the playoff race.

In the final game of the night, the New York Rangers battle the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center at 8 p.m. ET. Colorado (30-17-6) has dropped its last two games, while the Blueshirts have lost five in a row after dropping a 3-2 decision at Phoenix on Saturday.




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