The San Jose Sharks have won the first three games of their six-game road trip. Getting win No. 4 won't be easy.
The Sharks, who've already won in New Jersey, Boston and Nashville, come to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena for a rematch of their second-round playoff series last spring -- one of four games on Friday's NHL schedule. The NHL Network will televise the game to fans in the United States, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Wings are 5-2-0 but have lost their last two games, at Washington and Columbus.
Friday's action begins at 7 p.m. ET when the Chicago Blackhawks visit Carolina. Both teams are coming off shootouts on Tuesday -- the Hawks beat Anaheim 3-2, while the 'Canes dropped a 3-2 decision to Ottawa.
The other two games begin at 9 p.m. ET. The Edmonton Oilers visit Colorado, which is back home after a 4-2 loss at Calgary on Wednesday. The Flames will try to build on that victory when they host the St. Louis Blues, who won 3-0 at Vancouver on Wednesday.