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WATCH LIVE: Red Wings vs. Capitals on Rivalry Night

Justin Abdelkader,  Alex Ovechkin

Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader, left, and Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin. right, from Russia, collide in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


With the health of “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe on the minds of many, the Detroit Red Wings face the Washington Capitals during Wednesday’s “Rivalry Night” game. You can watch the action on NBCSN or via NBC Sports’ Live Extra stream.


Read up on tonight’s match (and the two teams, in general) via these links:

Alex Ovechkin hopes to break his scoring slump

Detroit is still open-minded about an Alfredsson return

Game preview: Caps, Red Wings battle after last season’s hotly contested series