NHL Live returns for another season Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, with hosts Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, is back to get you informed and ready for #NHLFaceOff.
Barry Melrose will be live on set for the inaugural show giving his opinion on burning questions around the League. We'll also get an inside look into Penguins training camp as we go out to Consol Energy Center to visit with a few of the players. And NHL.com Senior Writer Dan Rosen will discuss happenings around the League.
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The Philadelphia Flyers' goalie situation got another makeover this summer as Ilya Bryzgalov -- the starter during the past two seasons -- was giving a compliance buyout and Ray Emery was brought in to compete with Steve Mason for the starting job.
But before breaking down the two goaltenders who will compete for crease time in Philadelphia this fall, let's break down the last six seasons of Flyers goalies.
Since the 2007-08 season, the Flyers have used 18 goalies and have had five different players lead them in victories -- including a tie in 2009-10 between Michael Leighton and Emery. The Flyers have averaged 40.6 victories in that span, which should have made their starting goalie a hot commodity in fantasy hockey.
Last season was not a banner year for any goalie that manned the crease for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning finished 26th in the NHL with a team goals-against-average of 3.06 and tied for 24th in the League with a .899 team save percentage. Tampa Bay was also one of four teams to have four different goalies suit up last season, with Anders Lindback playing the most (24 games and 21 starts).
Cisco NHL Live's EJ Hradek gives out his end of the season awards.
CISCO NHL Live is joined by Hall of Famer Brian Leetch via the CISCO Arena Cam at Madison Square Garden.
There's goalie news all over the NHL today, and Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get you caught up with everything between the pipes. Darren Pang will join the show to break down the Vezina Trophy finalists, as well as the news that Tomas Vokoun will start in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders. On the other side, the Islanders' Casey Cizikas will join the program to talk about his team winning Game 4 to tie the series at 2-2.
Hall-of-Fame defenseman Brian Leetch will be on the show via the Cisco NHL Arena Cam from Madison Square Garden. We'll also have pre-game reports from the Bruins-Maple Leafs, Capitals-Rangers and Kings-Blues from our reporters on-site and give you a live look-in on the early games in our Ice Pass.
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The growing rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens continues Tuesday night with Game 4 at Scotiabank Place. Steve Mears and EJ Hradek on Cisco NHL Live at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network will preview that matchup and the rest of tonight's Stanley Cup Playoff games. CBC analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall will join us via the Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Ottawa to set the scene.
We'll also have pregame reports from the Penguins-Islanders, Blackhawks-Wild and Canucks-Sharks matchups from our reporters on site and give you a live look-in on the early games in our Ice Pass.
Remember to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks all four playoff games being played tonight.
Former NHLer and Amazing Race winner Bates Battaglia joins NHL Live.
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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.