Three Storylines to watch out for across two NHL games on Wednesday Night Hockey

Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

We’ve got two NHL games to look forward to on this Wednesday.

It is a fairly quiet night in the NHL with only two games on the schedule, but they are two intriguing games with the Detroit Red Wings taking on the Tampa Bay Lightning followed by a huge East Division showdown between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers.

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The Lightning are 5-1-1 on the year and will be looking to take advantage of a rebuilding Red Wings team, who are winless in their last six games (0-4-2), while there will be plenty on the line when the Bruins face off against the Flyers.

The B’s have points in their past six games (5-0-1), are 6-1-2 on the year and have been boosted by the return of pure goalscorer David Pastrnak, who has two goals and one assist for three points in two games. Boston also came back from a 3-0 hole on Monday to defeat the Washington Capitals 5-3, while the Flyers are riding a four-game winning streak heading into tonight’s contest.

So, while we only have two games to look forward to tonight, both have loads riding on them as we get deeper and deeper into the 2020-21 NHL season, and there will be a plethora of plot lines to keep an eye on and watch unfold across the two games, so let’s delve right into them without any further delay…

Three Storylines to keep an eye on throughout Wednesday’s two games

Dylan Larkin (71)
Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

3. Can Dylan Larkin lead the Detroit Red Wings to a big win?

As mentioned above, the Detroit Red Wings are 0-4-2 in their past six games and are 2-6-2 on the year, although they have been a lot more competitive than they were in 2019-20, a year we don’t need to revisit. However, the Red Wings haven’t been able to finish having lost two of their last six games in Overtime and another contest by one goal.

There is plenty of encouraging signs for the rebuilding Red Wings, though, and they have been spearheaded by Captain Dylan Larkin, who has nine points (4 G, 5 A) in 10 games, while averaging 21:26 of total ice time.

Larkin has arguably been Detroit’s standout player through the first few weeks of the 2020-21 season and he will need to carve out a big game if the Red Wings are to beat a loaded Tampa Bay Lightning team, who swept a two-game series of the Nashville Predators and boast a abundance of both talent and depth.