NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with the Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
As PHT’s Joey Alfieri chronicled in the Push for the Playoffs, the Blackhawks face long odds to make the postseason. The Maple Leafs, meanwhile, wonder how far they can advance in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
To some extent, then, Wednesday’s game seems like a match between a team that dominated the past (Blackhawks) against one that hopes to reach new heights in the near future (Maple Leafs). But either way, there will be plenty of talent on hand.
In one of the earliest games of the season, Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane traded impressive goals (and engaged in a good-natured feud over Matthews doing the “shhh” motion with his finger over his mouth), with Toronto emerging as the winner in overtime. Since then, it’s only been natural to hope that the two American superstars can entertain us with another game of high-level H-O-R-S-E.
It will be a challenge to reach those levels again, but it should be fun to watch those two stars try.
What: Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs
Where: Scotiabank Arena
When: Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m. ET
Live stream: You can watch the Blues-Flyers stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Starting goalie: Corey Crawford
Martin Marincin — Igor Ozhiganov
Starting goalie: Frederik Andersen
Six-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Jeremy Roenick (analyst), and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’analyst) will have the call from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pre-game coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh alongside Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Bob McKenzie.