Preview: Red Wings at Avalanche

Practice conditions were hardly optimum Friday with temperatures in the 60s and glare from the sun causing issues for both teams. “It was just the sun. It will be fine tomorrow,” Avalanche center Matt Duchene said Friday. “The sun is so warm here. We knew it was going to happen.” Detroit, which halted a four-game skid (0-2-2) with a 2-1 shootout win over Columbus on Tuesday, was limited to 20 minutes in practice due to the condition of the ice. “If it got any worse (tomorrow), there’s no way we could play,? Red Wings center Darren Helm said.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV:</STRONG> 8 p.m. ET; NBC, Sportsnet, TVA2

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