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Red Wings go for eight in a row

Sunday, 12.04.2011 / 1:43 AM / Schedule

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Red Wings go for eight in a row
The Detroit Red Wings go for their eighth consecutive victory when they visit Colorado in one of three games on the NHL's schedule Sunday.
The Detroit Red Wings go for their eighth consecutive victory when they visit Colorado in one of three games on the NHL's schedule Sunday.

The surging Wings made it seven in a row on Friday by scoring three times in the first period and cruising to a 4-1 victory in Buffalo. The Avs are 4-3-0 as they enter the finale of an eight-game homestand after a 3-2 shootout victory against St. Louis on Friday.

The Wings-Avs contest is one of two that gets under way at 8 p.m. ET. In the other, Minnesota begins a five-game trip with a visit to Anaheim for the Ducks' second game under new coach Bruce Boudreau. They raced to a 3-0 lead against Philadelphia is Boudreau's debut on Friday night, only to lose 4-3 in overtime. The Wild beat New Jersey 4-2 on Friday.

An hour later, the Vancouver Canucks are home for a 9 p.m. ET meeting with Calgary. The Flames come to British Columbia after winning 5-3 in Edmonton on Saturday. The Canucks have had a couple of days off after Thursday's 6-5 home loss to Nashville.
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With this being the last year [at the Coliseum], we'd love to try to get back to the dance like we did against Pittsburgh and prove ourselves and go even further. It's an important year.

— New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano