The Chicago Blackhawks highlighted their recent "Circus Trip" with a 7-1 victory at Vancouver on Nov. 20 -- a game in which Canucks coach Alain Vigneault admitted his team was "embarrassed."
Thirteen days later, the Canucks will get a chance for revenge when they visit the United Center in one of six games on Friday night's NHL schedule. The NHL Network will air the game in the United States and TSN will show it in Canada, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Friday's action starts with a pair of games at 7 p.m. ET. The New York Islanders visit the Rangers in the back end of a home-and-home series after the Rangers won 6-5 Thursday night on Long Island. Colorado, coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at home to Atlanta on Tuesday, begins a tour of the Southeast Division with a visit to Carolina. The Hurricanes have been off since Monday's 4-1 home loss to Dallas.
At 7:30, Columbus makes the short trip to Buffalo for an inter-conference matchup. The Blue Jackets have dropped three in a row, including a 4-3 shootout loss to Nashville at home on Wednesday. The Sabres have had a break -- they've been off since a 3-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday.
A half-hour later, Minnesota will try to avenge Monday's 3-0 loss at Calgary when the Flames come to the Xcel Energy Center. Both teams lost at home on Wednesday -- Minnesota dropped a 4-2 decision to Phoenix, while the Flames were beaten 7-2 by Vancouver.
In the final game of the night, Detroit continues its California trip with a visit to Anaheim, beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The Wings have had two days off since beating San Jose 5-3 on Tuesday, while the Ducks beat Florida by the same score on Wednesday.