For all we know, the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers might be battling for one of the East’s final playoff spots by the end of the season.
It’s not the happiest thought for two banner NHL franchises that have grown accustomed to playoff appearances (and often deep runs), but that’s at least the perception early on in 2016-17.
Despite some gloom and doom, the two teams still feature some fun pieces. You could do worse than Henrik (Lundqvist) vs. Henrik (Zetterberg). New York’s offense is pretty deep, and so far, Red Wings such as Mike Green and Thomas Vanek seem a little rejuvenated.
We’ll get a better idea about both teams in seeing them face off on Wednesday Night Rivalry.
Watch online or stream it on the NBC Sports App. Here’s the link.