While the Washington Capitals continue to distance themselves from the rest of the NHL atop the standings, the Chicago Blackhawks dropped the gauntlet close to the trade deadline.
Adding Andrew Ladd to the Blackhawks’ mix brings the defending champion up another level, and that’s scary for the rest of the West.
It also spices up an already intriguing Sunday matchup on NBC, as Capitals vs. Blackhawks could very well be the matchup hockey fans see in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.
Even if that doesn’t happen, there’s so much talent on both sides that you should tune in either way.
There are also two games on NBCSN today.
Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins (link here)
Then: Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks (link here)