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Posted On Thursday, 10.10.2013 / 3:22 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks to Boreanaz, previews Penn State

Ten games on the ice Thursday night in the NHL and NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get you ready for the action and bring you live into the arena for the 7 p.m. starts in our Ice Pass.

In our College Hockey Report, we'll be joined by Penn State men's ice hockey captain Tommy Olczyk as the team gets set to open their new arena and the Big 10 Ice Hockey season.

Also, a great friend of the show and huge hockey fan, David Boreanaz will stop by our studio at the NHL Store in New York City. David is currently in his ninth season starring on the Fox drama "Bones" and has played numerous other roles in TV and film. He's also a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan and enjoys playing hockey as well. Plus, we've got game previews from all around the League on a very busy Thursday.

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Posted On Wednesday, 10.09.2013 / 1:54 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

McGuire, Olczyk join NHL Live to discuss Rivalry Night

It's Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN as the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues square off for the 287th time. We'll have that game and much more covered on NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Pierre McGuire, who will be "Inside the Glass" for the Central Division rivalry game, will stop by the show.

Also, we'll be joined by Eddie Olczyk for a preview from St. Louis as the Blues look for their first 3-0 start since 1993. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have won five of their last seven against the Blues and will try to improve to 2-0-1 overall on the young season. It's a classic rivalry and should be an incredibly physical game as usual. These competitors will play four more times this season, including next Thursday in Chicago.

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Posted On Tuesday, 10.08.2013 / 1:52 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live previews Berube's debut, Devils-Canucks

There are eight games Tuesday night in the NHL and we'll have them all covered on NHL Live at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Craig Berube will coach his first game in Philadelphia as the Flyers face the Florida Panthers, and we'll get a live report via our NHL Arena Cam and show warm-ups of the four early games in our Ice Pass.

Plus we'll have a full preview of the highly anticipated game in Vancouver between the Canucks and Devils. Cory Schneider makes his return to Rogers Arena after a stunning loss Monday night in Edmonton, which saw Martin Brodeur and the Devils allow four third-period goals in a 5-4 shootout loss. Now, Schneider faces his former team, winners of eight of the last 10 meetings with the Devils since 2001-2002. Roberto Luongo has won four in a row against New Jersey. It's the first of two meetings this month between the Devils and Canucks and you can watch it tonight on NHL Network at 10 p.m. ET.

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Posted On Monday, 10.07.2013 / 1:56 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Flyers' coaching change, Monday action on NHL Live

The Philadelphia Flyers have fired coach Peter Laviolette and we'll have this covered Monday on NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. NHL Network insider Bob McKenzie will break down the firing and our very own head coach Barry Melrose will give insights on how the Flyers will move on with Craig Berube behind the bench.

Also, we have two games to preview Monday night with a pair of star players returning to their respective teams. In Edmonton, center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, will make his season debut for the Oilers following offseason shoulder surgery. He'll face Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils at 9:30 p.m. ET at Rexall Place. Nugent-Hopkins was originally expected to be out until November, but is ready to go and will likely skate on a line with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. The new combination also allows Hall to move back to his natural left wing position after struggling at center in the Oilers' first two games.

Meanwhile, New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will also play in his first game of the season as the Blueshirts face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Callahan is expected to start in a third-line role with Brian Boyle and Taylor Pyatt as the Rangers begin a stretch of four games in six nights.

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Posted On Friday, 10.04.2013 / 1:50 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live previews MacKinnon-Jones showdown

Nathan MacKinnon vs, Seth Jones, Part I, is Friday night as the top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft faces off with the No. 4 pick, and NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have that game between the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators covered. We'll also have NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose on to give his Mullet of the Week.

Also on Friday, we'll have our first edition of the weekly "College Hockey Report." Boston College star Johnny Gaudreau will be joining us to preview the Eagles' season, which begins next week.

Plus, Daniel Briere of the Montreal Canadiens will be on the show as he prepares to face the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time this season tomorrow night at the Bell Centre. Hard to believe, but Briere was once placed on waivers while making less than $1 million dollars. All 30 teams passed on him before he went on to Buffalo and became a star with the Sabres. Now, he has begun his 15th season in the NHL and first with the Canadiens.

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Posted On Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 2:46 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Wingels talks Canucks-Sharks on NHL Live

Eight games are on the NHL slate Thursday night and NHL Live will have a complete rundown of each at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. We'll go out to Boston to check on the defending Eastern Conference champions and talk to NHL Network's Darren Pang about the intriguing goalie matchups around the NHL.

We'll also be joined by Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks for a preview of their home opener against the Vancouver Canucks. Wingels, who had an excellent training camp, is expected to skate on a line with Joe Pavelski and Long Beach, Calif., native Matt Nieto. At age 20, Nieto will make his NHL debut along with former first-round pick Tomas Hertl. The Sharks defeated the Canucks seven times last year, including their four-game sweep in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.

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Posted On Wednesday, 10.02.2013 / 2:44 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Stastny, Cogliano talk Avalanche-Ducks on NHL Live

Twenty-six goals were scored on a wild first night of NHL action and three more home openers are on tap for Wednesday night. NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will recap #NHLFaceOff and look forward to Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN. We'll talk to Pierre McGuire who will be "Inside the Glass" as new Atlantic Division foes face off in the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres.

Plus, it's Patrick Roy's coaching debut tonight in Denver as the Colorado Avalanche take on the Anaheim Ducks. We'll be joined by Paul Stastny, who is ready to begin his eighth season in Colorado and is in the last year of his current contract. On the Ducks' side, Andrew Cogliano will join us as he prepares for his seventh NHL campaign. Amazingly, he's never missed a game in his 458-game career with the Oilers and Ducks.

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Posted On Tuesday, 10.01.2013 / 3:20 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live kicks off the 2013-14 season

The day has arrived. #NHLFaceOff is here and NHL Live will have all three games covered beginning at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. The Montreal Canadiens host the Toronto Maple Leafs, the banner gets raised in Chicago as the Blackhawks face the Washington Capitals and the Winnipeg Jets make their Western Conference debut against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. We'll get reports and player interviews from Chicago and our ice pass will provide live warm-ups in Montreal.

We'll also have our first visit with analyst Eddie Olczyk to preview the Blackhawks' season. As a Chicago native, Olczyk has to be proud of Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick from nearby Orland Park, Ill., who is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday against his hometown team. It's always great having Eddie O on the show and Tuesday is the perfect night as the Hawks celebrate their championship.

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Posted On Monday, 09.30.2013 / 1:37 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live welcomes Daly and DeBoer

It is the day before #NHLFaceOff and NHL Live, 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will recap the preseason with the Top 10 plays and show now old faces in new uniforms via EA Sports NHL 14. NHL Network Insider Bob McKenzie will also join the show to give the latest on roster moves.

Also today, two special guests in studio: NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and New Jersey Devils Coach Pete DeBoer. 

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Posted On Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 2:39 PM

By Steve Mears -  NHL Live host /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks to Wild, reviews Central Division

The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks are playing outdoors and NHL Live will be on an hour earlier, 4 ET on NHL Network, to bring you the press conference to show off Dodger Stadium. It is also Central Division Day as we give offseason grades to the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets

Also today, we'll check in with the Minnesota Wild at their training camp in St. Paul. Head Coach Mike Yeo, forwards Matt Cooke and Charlie Coyle, as well as defenseman Jonas Brodin will be joining us. Yeo has said that in the past, the Wild have been more of a "grinder style" team, but now it's more about playing an exciting offensive style on the rush. We'll ask him about that and his team's young core of talented players who are poised for breakout seasons.

Ken Daneyko will also be filling in for E.J. Hradek. So remember to submit your #AskDano questions about your favorite team in the Central Division through Twitter via @NHLNetwork.

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Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday