NHL Live with Steve Mears and Ken Daneyko, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have complete coverage of the annual March meeting of the League's general managers currently going on in Boca Raton, Fla. We'll be hearing from various NHL GMs throughout the program.
Also, Steve and Ken will chat with NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose about the race for the Presidents' Trophy, with the St. Louis Blues having surged past the Anaheim Ducks and into first overall with just over a month left in the regular season.
There are eight games to be played Monday, including the start of a home-and-home between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Chuck Gormley will join us from the Arena Cam at Verizon Center to talk about the game and the always hyped rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.
Two points don't get much bigger.
These teams will be renewing acquaintances after competing Tuesday at Prudential Center, where Stephen Gionta scored with 37 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Devils a 4-3 win.
The lineups will see some marked changes for the rematch at Joe Louis Arena. Martin Brodeur and Jimmy Howard started in net Tuesday; Jonas Gustavsson will be in goal for Detroit against Cory Schneider, who in his most recent start allowed four goals on 22 shots Sunday in a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to new Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, who returned from injury Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose gives us his Mullet of the Week and breaks down some of the moves made at the NHL Trade Deadline.
Notre Dame senior and Columbus Blue Jackets prospect T.J. Tynan will also join the show as part of this week's College Hockey report.
Two prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft were honored Thursday by the Ontario Hockey League.
Fabbri had 11 goals, 12 assists and a plus-9 rating for Guelph in 12 February games. He had at least two points in nine of the 12 games, including a four-point game Feb. 21 against the Windsor Spitfires.
The 5-10.25, 170-pound center is No. 25 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top North American forwards eligible for the 2014 draft.
Forward Matt Frattin, part of the package that came over from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Marian Gaborik, will start the game on the fourth line with Derek McKenzie and Mark Letestu. That was the group he did line rushes with during the team's morning skate.
Frattin said he was looking forward to getting right into a game with his new team.
"I talked to our coaching staff and they want us to play a hard game," Frattin said. "I think I fit right in with that."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, previews a 10-game Thursday around the League in the aftermath of the NHL Trade Deadline on Wednesday.
Martin St. Louis was dealt from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers in a blockbuster, and he'll join the show by phone to talk about the big trade and why he wanted to play in the Big Apple.
It's been a hectic year for Matt Moulson, who was traded from the New York Islanders to the Buffalo Sabres earlier in the season and then moved to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday. He'll call in to discuss playing for three teams in one season and his hopes for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Also, Steven Stamkos returns for the Lightning against the Sabres, and beat writer Damien Cristodero will join us from the Arena Cam at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to talk about that as well as the St. Louis trade that brought Ryan Callahan back for the Lightning.
Thomas was 16-20-3 with a .909 save percentage and 2.87 goals-against average this season for the Panthers. He did not play in 2012-13, but returned to the NHL on a one-year contract with Florida.
"Tim is a proven goaltender in this League that has won the big games when they matter the most," Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. "We have 20 games left in just 39 days, including four sets of back-to-back situations, and adding a player of Tim's caliber helps our depth at the goaltender position."
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.