If you ignore history and just look at modern matches, Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings may just be the NHL’s golden standard, at least at the moment.
Under most circumstances, we think of their battles in terms of conference final clashes. Tonight may present a different wrinkle, however: can Chicago thwart the Kings early by greatly damaging Los Angeles’ postseason hopes? (The ‘Hawks did something similar to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, after all.)
Either way, it should be a fantastic game. You can watch on NBCSN and/or stream it via NBC Sports Live Extra.
For more, check out this preview.