Rod Brind'Amour may no longer be leading the Carolina Hurricanes on the ice, but his No. 17 will be visible at the RBC Center for years to come.
The 'Canes are raising their former captain's number to the rafters prior to Friday's home game against Philadelphia. It's appropriate that the Flyers are the visiting team -- Brind'Amour spent nine years in Philadelphia before being dealt to Carolina, where he led the Hurricanes to their only Stanley Cup in 2006. He retired this past summer.
Carolina, coming off a 3-2 loss at New Jersey on Wednesday, will be trying to end a nine-game losing streak against the Flyers when the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET. The NHL Network will show the game in the United States.
The Flyers-Canes game is one of seven on Friday's NHL schedule.
The night starts at 7, when the New York Rangers travel to Newark try to cool off the red-hot New Jersey Devils. The Rangers come off an emotional 4-3 shootout win against Los Angeles on Thursday.
A half-hour later, St. Louis pays a rare visit to Buffalo, where the Sabres will try to bounce back from Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Toronto. The Blues have been off since Monday's 3-2 home win against Vancouver. Boston, a 6-3 winner against the Islanders on Thursday, moves on to Ottawa. The slumping Senators have been off since losing 4-3 in a shootout to the Isles on Tuesday. That game can be seen in Canada on RDS and TSN.
Also at 7:30, Detroit tries for a sweep of its two-game swing through Florida when it visits the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla. Detroit whipped Tampa Bay 6-2 on Thursday. The Panthers are coming off Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
Anaheim will try to tighten up after Wednesday's 7-6 home loss to Washington when it visits Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET. The Wild are back home after Wednesday's 3-1 loss at Chicago.
The Hawks are back in action at 8:30 p.m. ET when they host Columbus. The Jackets got a point in their last game, a 4-3 shootout loss to Los Angeles on Wednesday.