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Hot Wings go for five in a row

Thursday, 11.18.2010 / 10:41 PM / Schedule
The Detroit Red Wings have been among the NHL's hottest teams in the last couple of weeks, and they aim to stay that way.

The Wings, coming off a 7-3 win against St. Louis on Wednesday, go for their fifth consecutive victory when they host the Minnesota Wild in one of nine games on Friday's NHL schedule. Detroit is 6-1-0 this month, but figures to be tested by a Minnesota team that's coming off a 2-1 overtime victory against Anaheim.

The Wild-Wings game is one of three that start at 7:30 p.m. ET. In the others, Washington will try to beat the Thrashers for the second time in six days when it visits Atlanta in a game that can be seen in the U.S. on the NHL Network, and Los Angeles, coming off a 5-3 home loss against Columbus on Wednesday, starts a road trip in Buffalo. The Sabres come home after a 4-2 loss at Washington on Wednesday.

Those games start a half-hour after Carolina and Pittsburgh drop the puck at the Consol Energy Center. Both teams are coming off home wins on Wednesday -- Carolina beat Ottawa 7-1 while the Penguins topped Vancouver 3-1.

The Senators move on to St. Louis for an 8:30 p.m. ET start. Two other games start at 9 -- the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche meet in Denver, while Phoenix is at Edmonton. The Rangers begin a quick two-game trip after a 3-2 home loss to Boston on Wednesday, while the Avs try to sweep a three-game homestand after Wednesday's 4-3 OT win against San Jose.

Chicago, which started its annual "Circus Trip" with a 5-0 win at Edmonton on Wednesday, visits Calgary at 9:30 in a game that can be seen in Canada on TSN. The Flames are trying to bounce back after Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Phoenix.

The last game of the night starts at 10 p.m. ET, with Columbus continuing its California swing with a stop in Anaheim.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh