The San Jose Sharks
and Columbus Blue Jackets
will be looking forward to getting on a plane and heading home Sunday night. Both teams wrap up long trips -- the Sharks to the East and Southeast, the Blue Jackets to Western Canada and Southern California.
Needless to say, both of them want go home with victories.
The Sharks, who won 4-3 in Atlanta on Saturday, conclude a six-game swing with a game at Philadelphia (7 p.m. ET). San Jose was in Philadelphia almost exactly a year ago (Oct. 22) and left with two points after a wild 7-6 shootout victory.
The Flyers are going for a perfect weekend after beating Florida 5-1 at home on Saturday.
The Blue Jackets move up the highway to Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET) needing a win to earn a split of their four-game trip. The Jackets lost at Calgary and Edmonton, but won 6-4 at Anaheim on Saturday night. The Kings come home after a 5-3 win at Phoenix on Saturday night.
L.A. will also be looking for some revenge; the Blue Jackets beat the Kings 4-1 at Columbus eight days ago.
Like the Flyers, the Vancouver Canucks
will be aiming for a weekend sweep at home when they host the Edmonton Oilers
(10 p.m. ET). The Canucks used a 35-save performance by Roberto Luongo
on Saturday to beat Toronto 3-1, while Edmonton comes to G.M. Place after a 5-2 loss at Calgary.