There are nine games on the NHL schedule Thursday night and Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek on Cisco NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have them all covered. We'll give you a live look at warm-ups via our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in our Ice Pass. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo will also join the program to talk about his team's rise to the top of the Northwest Division.
New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur returns when the Devils visit Carolina on the NHL Network Thursday night (7 p.m. ET) and we'll get a live update from Hurricanes radio voice Chuck Kaiton. NHL Network insider and Toronto Maple Leafs reporter Chris Johnston will also join the show from the Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Buffalo.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all nine games being played on Thursday.
CISCO NHL Live sits down with New York Ranger's Goaltender Martin Biron.
The GM meetings are today, and Cisco NHL Live will be on an hour early at 4 p.m. ET on NHL Network to have them covered. Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, as well as Kathryn Tappen, Kevin Weekes and Craig Button in Toronto, will talk to general managers and League officials to get the latest from the meetings.
On the ice, the two top teams in the Western Conference square off on NHL Network tonight at 10 p.m. ET, as the Chicago Blackhawks visit the red-hot Anaheim Ducks. We'll hit this game from every angle, plus we'll visit with NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire, who will be Inside the Glass for the Wednesday Night Rivalry battle between the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild. NHL Network insider Darren Dreger will also stop by from Toronto for the latest on trade talk around the League as we get closer to the Trade Deadline.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, play a game of plus-minus, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all five games being played on Wednesday.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed Corey Perry to an eight-year contract extension and Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will have reaction to this and much more. With nine games on the schedule Tuesday night, we'll also peek in on the pregame skates with our Ice Pass.
We'll get pre-game reports from multiple cities, including Pittsburgh as the Penguins look for 10 straight wins facing the Capitals, New Jersey for the Atlantic Division matchup between the Rangers and Devils, Long Island for the Senators-Islanders game, and Columbus to preview the Blue Jackets-Predators. NHL Network analyst Darren Pang will drop by the show to talk about the Blues-Canucks and the stellar play of St. Louis goalie Jake Allen.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all nine games being played on Tuesday.
Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you caught up on what you missed this weekend and preview all seven games Monday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won nine straight and we'll have coach Dan Bylsma on the show to talk about their recent hot streak.
NHL Network insider Bob McKenzie will drop by to give the latest on some trade rumors floating around as we get closer to the deadline. We'll also examine some top lines around the NHL with our resident coach NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all the games being played on Monday.
Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you ready for three big games Friday night and your hockey weekend. David Desharnais signed a contract extension earlier today with Montreal, he'll join us to talk about it and the future of the Canadiens.
The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers finish off a home-and-home series and we'll get a live update from our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Philadelphia. Fresh off his first career shutout, St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen will join the show to talk about his hot start to the season.
We'll also have Eddie Olczyk on to talk about the amazing season that Sidney Crosby is having. On the other side of the spectrum we will get NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose's take on how he would fix some of the struggling NHL teams.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks a winner for all three games being played on Friday.
New Jersey has won all of its last six games against the Flyers, including a lopsided affair earlier this week, but that won't make this game easy. The Devils are still missing veteran netminder Martin Brodeur and have struggled a bit without him. The Flyers have only have 2 points in their last 5 games, so they will be trying to do everything to get back on track. These Atlantic Division rivals don't like each other, so this could be quite the contest.
Flyers Keys to the Game
• Get it Done – Philadelphia has never won against New Jersey in a shootout so they need to get this game wrapped up in regulation and avoid a three-point game.
• Expose Hedberg – Johan Hedberg has played fairly well for the Devils in Marty’s absence, but the Flyers need to find a way to solve him and make this an offensive game.
Devils Keys to the Game
• Defense First – With Brodeur out, it's up to the Devils to maintain strong play at both ends of the ice and help their netminder as best they can.
• Stay the Course - The Devils have historically been excellent against the Flyers. They need to stick to their systems and control the pace of the game.
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