The best rivalry between superstars in hockey takes place center stage on Wednesday night, as TNT is set to broadcast Sidney Crosby’s Penguins going against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.
The pair have been synonymous since they made their NHL debuts together back in 2005. The two not only are No. 1 overall picks that are generational talents, but also have been pitted against each other in the same division for the last 18 years.
Pittsburgh started off the year hot, building a 4-0-1 record through the first two weeks of the season. However, the club has fallen apart since, dropping seven games in a row, including blowing third-period leads against the Bruins and Sabres. The Penguins desperately need a win to right the ship.
Meanwhile, the Capitals are 6-6-2, trying to tread water as the team deals with a plethora of injuries. Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom were already out to start the season, and now John Carlson and T.J. Oshie are out. The Caps recently snapped a four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Oilers on Monday.
It’s the first meeting between the two this year. In total, the Penguins and Capitals will play against each other three times during the regular season.
In addition to Penguins-Capitals, the network will also be airing Wild vs. Ducks. Minnesota had disappointed to start the season, posting a 5-5-1 record. They most recently fell to the Kings in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Ducks are 4-8-1, having strung together three wins in their last five games.
Here is what you need to know to watch the NHL on TNT on Tuesday.
Which NHL games are on TNT tonight?
TNT is bringing not just one, but two games to the network on Wednesday.
Up first will be Crosby and the Penguins going against Ovechkin and the Capitals. After, it will be the Wild traveling out West to take on the Ducks.
What time is Penguins vs. Capitals?
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
The puck drop for the Penguins vs. Capitals game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Capital One Arena in Tampa.
Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk and Keith Jones will bring you the action from the nation’s capital.
What time is Wild vs. Ducks?
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, Cali.
The puck drop for the Wild vs. Ducks contest is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, but could be pushed back further depending on how long the Penguins vs. Capitals game goes.
The game will be played at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Brendan Burke, Darren Pang and Jackie Redmond will be the team on the mics.
How to watch NHL games on TNT
- TV channel: TNT (U.S.)
TNT will be home to the two games on Wednesday night in the United States, as the network is set to broadcast the Penguins vs. Capitals contest, as well as the Ducks and Wild game.
How to live stream NHL games on TNT
Select NHL games on TNT will be available to stream in the United States. In total, 62 regular-season games will be shown on TNT and its networks, including doubleheaders on Wednesday nights.
Those games can be streamed through a TV subscription in the TNT app and available on Sling TV.
Sling TV offers NHL fans the ability to have access to more than 60 percent of the league’s nationally televised games which can be streamed on TNT, ESPN and the NHL Network for.