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Devils-Flames highlights Friday's five-game schedule

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The New Jersey Devils may not be used to the surroundings at the Pengrowth Saddledome when they take the ice Friday night in Calgary, but they'll see a very familiar face behind the Flames' bench.

New Jersey comes to Calgary for the first time since Dec. 23, 2007, when the Brent Sutter-coached Devils won 1-0 in overtime. This time, Sutter will be on the other bench -- he left the Devils after the 2008-09 season, only to be hired soon after by the Flames, whose GM is Darryl Sutter, Brent's older brother.

The Devils come to Calgary off a 4-3 win at San Jose on Tuesday. The Flames have struggled recently, especially at home -- they lost 3-0 to Minnesota at the Saddledome on Wednesday to drop out of the top eight in the West.

The 9 p.m. ET start is one of two games in Alberta and five on Friday's NHL schedule.

The evening starts at 7:30 p.m., when the Philadelphia Flyers visit Buffalo. The Flyers come north after a 7-4 loss at Florida on Wednesday, the same night the Sabres lost 3-1 to Washington in their first home game since the Olympics. The game can be seen on TSN in Canada.

Also at 7:30, the Nashville Predators try to make it two wins in two nights when they visit Detroit. Nashville beat Los Angeles 4-2 at home on Thursday.

At 8:30 p.m. ET, the Vancouver Canucks try for their third win in four days since the end of the Olympic break when they visit Chicago. The Canucks won 4-3 in OT at Columbus on Tuesday and 6-3 at Detroit the next night. Chicago is coming off a 5-2 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.

In the other game in Alberta, the Oilers return home to play Minnesota at 9 p.m. ET.






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