Ottawa at Detroit 7:30 PM ET
The Ottawa Senators overcame a dreadful start and were hovering around the NHL version of .500 until hitting a tailspin since returning from the Christmas break. The Senators will look to put a halt to a five-game slide (0-4-1) when they visit the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night in a matchup of the Atlantic Division's two worst teams.
Arizona at Carolina 7:30 PM ET
The Carolina Hurricanes hold a precarious spot above the playoff line as they host the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Carolina improved to 3-2-0 on its season-high seven-game homestand with a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday that was labeled "sloppy" by coach Rod Brind'Amour, who added: "Not that we were bad tonight, but we need to be better for sure."
Pittsburgh at Colorado 9:00 PM ET
The Pittsburgh Penguins have overcome myriad injuries to post a scintillating 12-3-1 record over their last 16 games. The surging Penguins look to march to their fourth straight road victory on Friday when they play the second contest of a three-game trek against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver.