The scene in Boston on Wednesday night was amazing, as the Bruins returned to the ice in dramatic fashion. Thursday on Cisco NHL Live, 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, we'll revisit that game with Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and get the mood of the team after the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
On the ice Thursday night we have 10 games, many with huge playoff implications, and we'll preview them all -- plus, you'll get a live look-in at some early warm-ups in our Ice Pass.
In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders both inch closer to ending playoff droughts, and our NHL Network insider Chris Johnston will give us an closer look at that matchup. Rounding out that conference are two teams -- the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets -- tied for the eighth spot. We'll talk to Winnipeg defenseman Zach Bogosian on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam to preview Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. We'll also fire up our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in New York with Dave Maloney to find out how the Rangers can solidify a chance at the postseason.
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 10 games being played on Thursday.
CISCO NHL Live talks with Nathan MacKinnon Right Wing for the Halifax Mooseheads.
As the Boston Bruins prepare for an emotional return to the ice Wednesday, Cisco NHL Live at 5 p.m. ET will have all the latest from TD Garden. Steve Mears and EJ Hradek will be joined by NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire, who will be Inside the Glass, for the division battle between the Buffalo Sabres and Bruins, via our Cisco NHL Arena Cam.
As the Pittsburgh Penguins prepare to face the Montreal Canadiens, we'll check in with Penguins Hall of Fame announcer Mike Lange. Plus, our Subway Fresh Face of the Day, Nathan MacKinnon, will tell us what it's like to be one of the top-rated prospects in the upcoming NHL Draft. And NHL Network insider Darren Dreger will also join the show to give us the latest on buzz around the League.
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 four games being played Wednesday night.
The push toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs continues, and Cisco NHL Live with Bill Pidto and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get you up to date on playoff implications around the League. With eight games on the ice Tuesday night, we'll also give you a look at pre-game skates of the early games in our Ice Pass and discuss each one rapidly in Slapshots.
We'll get live pre-game updates from our Cisco NHL Arena Cam, starting in Long Island as the New York Islanders continue their march to the postseason. The Washington Capitals try to stay undefeated in April as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, and we'll go live to the Verizon Center for the latest news on this matchup. Lastly, NHL Network analyst Darren Pang will drop by the show to talk about the St. Louis Blues game against the Vancouver Canucks and goalie play as we get to crunch time.
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 eight games being played on Tuesday.
The Edmonton Oilers on Monday replaced general manager Steve Tambellini with Craig MacTavish, and Cisco NHL Live with EJ Hradek and Ken Daneyko, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have the latest on this move and much more.
Elsewhere in the Western Conference, the playoff race heats up as several playoff contenders hit the ice tonight. The Dallas Stars look to keep their win streak alive when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks, and we'll get a live pregame preview from our Cisco NHL Arena Cam.
The New York Rangers may have the day off, but we'll check in with one of their newest members, Derick Brassard. The center played a key role in the Rangers' latest win over the division rival New York Islanders - will join the show. And our own in-house coach, NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose, will visit to react to the Oilers news and Yale's first ever NCAA Championship.
Don't forget to submit your #AskDaneyko questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork, and stick around for the shootout as EJ and Ken pick all the games being played on Monday.
CISCO NHL Live talks with NHL Network Analyst Barry Melrose about the upcoming NCAA Frozen Four and NHL bubble teams.
In a special Cisco NHL Live at 5 p.m. ET Friday on NHL Network with Steve Mears and Butch Goring, we'll have the live announcement of the Hobey Baker Award winner between Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, Quinnipiac's Eric Hartzell and St. Cloud State's Drew LeBlanc. We'll also get a preview of the NCAA championship game from NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose live in Pittsburgh.
The Montreal Canadiens became the latest team to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Playoffs; we'll talk to Canadiens captain Brian Gionta. On the ice, two Central Division rivals square off on NHL Network at 8:30 p.m., as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Chicago Blackhawks. We'll have this game covered as we talk to Eddie Olczyk via the Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Chicago. We'll also get live pregame previews in New Jersey for the Devils-Senators and Columbus for the Blues-Blue Jackets.
Don't forget to submit your #AskButch questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork, and stick around for the shootout as Butch picks all five games being played on Friday.
The National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association announced a historic partnership with the You Can Play Project on Thursday and Cisco NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and founder of the You Can Play Project, Patrick Burke, on set to discuss this partnership.
The Phoenix Coyotes are back in the Stanley Cup Playoff picture thanks to goalie Mike Smith, who has stopped 93 of the 95 shots he has faced since returning from injury. We'll be joined by the Phoenix netminder. With nine games on the schedule Thursday night, Steve Mears and guest analyst Ken Daneyko will get live pre-game previews from our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Boston, Detroit and give you a live look-in at warm-ups of the early games in our Ice Pass.
Don't forget to submit your #AskDano questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork, and stick around for the shootout as Ken picks each game being played on Thursday.
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It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.