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Sharks-Wings highlights Friday's NHL schedule

Thursday, 10.27.2011 / 8:56 PM / Schedule
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Sharks-Wings highlights Friday's NHL schedule
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 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.
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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday