NHL schedule 2014: Maple Leafs and Red Wings take center stage on Wednesday

The NHL only has two games on Wednesday, which is headlined by a nationally televised contest between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will get major billing on Wednesday, as the Atlantic Division rivals meet in a nationally televised game. With only two contests on the night, the Red Wings and Maple Leafs will be the only game in action when the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET in Detroit.

This will be the fourth of five meetings between the teams and will be the first of a home-and-home set that will close out their season series on Saturday in Toronto. Detroit won the first two meetings and outscored the Maple Leafs over that span, 5-1 (4-1 in the first meeting). Toronto exacted some revenge a few weeks ago when they defeated the Red Wings, 4-1.

This victory was notable for the Maple Leafs because it concluded a tumultuous week, which involved losing to the Buffalo Sabres by four goals, being blown out by the Nashville Predators at home and then beating the Tampa Bay Lightning and not saluting their fans after doing so.

Fortunately, they beat the Red Wings and then saluted the fans, so things could return to normal (relative to normal in Toronto, of course).

Detroit enters the game as winners of three straight and as the Atlantic Division leader. The team has won eight of its last 10 and is a dominating 11-3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Toronto has won consecutive contests and has a 4-2-3 record on the road this season.

The late game features the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers. Anaheim has won four straight, is 7-2-1 in its last 10 and lead the Pacific Division. The Oilers are one of the worst teams in the league. The game will be the first of a home-and-home that concludes Friday night in Edmonton.

Here’s a look at the viewing information for Wednesday night’s games. All times are Eastern:

Matchup

Time (ET)

Visitor TV

Home TV

National TV

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

8 p.m.

NBCSN, TVA, Sportsnet

Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks

10 p.m.

Sportsnet Oilers

Fox Sports- West

Sportsnet West

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