Chicago is off to a fast start on its annual "Circus Trip" after crushing the Canucks 5-1 in Vancouver on Tuesday. The Hawks will try to make it two-for-two when they visit Calgary in one of three games on Friday's NHL schedule.
The Flames are coming off a 3-1 home loss to Ottawa on Monday night. Game time at Scotiabank Saddledome is 9 p.m. ET.
Friday's action gets under way at 7 p.m. ET when the Carolina Hurricanes
visit Buffalo in a matchup of teams coming off losses on Wednesday. The 'Canes lost 4-0 at Montreal, while Buffalo was beaten 5-3 by New Jersey at the First Niagara Center.
Two hours later, the Dallas Stars
and Colorado Avalanche
get together in Denver. Both teams are coming off shutout losses -- the Stars were routed 6-0 at home by Florida on Tuesday, while the Avs are back home after a 1-0 loss at Minnesota on Thursday.