It's always must-see TV when the Detroit Red Wings
and Anaheim Ducks
meet, and such will be the case when the teams go head-to-head as part of the NHL's five-game schedule on Wednesday night.
The Wings and Ducks played a memorable seven-game series last May, which Detroit won en route to its second straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Anaheim will have a new look when it faces the Wings at 10 p.m. ET at the Honda Center (NHL Network in the U.S.), as the Ducks acquired forward Jason Blake
and goaltender Vesa Toskala
from the Toronto Maple Leafs
in exchange for Jean-Sebastien Giguere
. The Ducks are coming off a six-game trip that ended with a 3-0 win at Florida on Monday, while the Red Wings rallied for a 4-2 win at San Jose on Tuesday night.
Wednesday's action begins at 7 p.m. ET, when the Ottawa Senators
look for their 10th consecutive win as they battle the Buffalo Sabres
at HSBC Arena. The Sens' nine straight wins are a franchise record, and they've moved within five points of the first-place Sabres in the Northeast Division. The game can be seen on RDS in Canada.
Ninety minutes later, the Chicago Blackhawks
return to United Center after an eight-game road trip when they host the St. Louis Blues
. Chicago is 21-5-1 at home and has built a double-digit lead in the Central Division. St. Louis (24-22-9) has earned points in seven of its last 10 games.
The new-look Calgary Flames
, who dropped a 3-0 decision on home ice against Philadelphia on Monday, are back in action against the Carolina Hurricanes
at 9 p.m. ET at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Calgary will have two more new faces in the lineup as the team acquired Ales Kotalik
and Christopher Higgins
from the New York Rangers
after Monday's loss in exchange for Olli Jokinen
and Brandon Prust
. The deal came one day after Calgary sent Dion Phaneuf
, Fredrik Sjostrom
and Keith Aulie
to the Toronto Maple Leafs
for Matt Stajan
, Niklas Hagman
, Jamal Mayers
and Ian White
At 9:30 p.m. ET, the Edmonton Oilers
will look to make it two wins in a row as they host the Philadelphia Flyers
at Rexall Place. Edmonton ended more than a month of futility on Monday night when it broke a 13-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against Carolina. The game can be seen on TSN in Canada.