This week's NHL in-demand matchups

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Here’s a look at the best matchups in the NHL this week.

Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings

Friday March 6, 7:30 p.m. ET

When two Original Six teams face off on a Friday night, it’s hard not to watch. Although the Blackhawks and Red Wings don’t play each other very often after Detroit’s move to the Eastern Conference, this is a classic match between two historic teams. With how both clubs have played this season, expect lots of goals and not great defence.

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins

Saturday March 7, 1:00 p.m. ET

One of the best modern-day rivalries in the game of hockey is in the spotlight on Saturday afternoon and will no doubt have a couple of must-see moments. Be it an Alex Ovechkin rocket on the power play as he continues his quest to beat Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record, or Sidney Crosby making a mind-bending play to set up Jason Zucker, it’s going to be a good matinee matchup.

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers

Saturday March 7, 7:00 p.m. ET

At Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, another rivalry will be renewed. The Devils and Rangers have had their history in the past and while the two clubs have had different results this season, the heated contest never disappoints. The Rangers are deep into the season and still hold some playoff hopes, while the Devils are looking forward to the 2020 Draft Lottery—but both teams have potential to make some highlight-reel plays.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins

Saturday March 7, 7:00 p.m. ET

A clash of titans will take place in Boston on Saturday night. The Lightning and Bruins sit on top of the Eastern Conference and are in deep competition for favorite to make the Stanley Cup Final this spring. These are two of the deepest offensive teams in the entire NHL heading into battle this weekend, as Nikita Kucherov, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Brayden Point are able to break any game.

St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks

Sunday March 8, 7:30 p.m. ET

The reigning Stanley Cup champions are heading to Chicago this Sunday to face a divisional rival, what more could you ask for? The Blues are busy leading the Central Division and sitting second in the league, while the Blackhawks are sitting in the awkward middle and will most likely miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but this will be a heavily-played game. While both can wow with their offence, they will also be playing that classic “heavy hockey” that is impossible not to love.

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