NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will feature a special guest analyst for the show Wednesday as Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens joins us.
Wednesday Night Rivalry this week pits the Boston Bruins against the Minnesota Wild. NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire will join us via the Arena Cam at Xcel Energy Center at 6 p.m. to preview this matchup between Eastern Conference and Western Conference clubs.
USA Hockey's selection camp for the 2015 World Junior Championship continues and defenseman Will Butcher will call the show at 5:40 p.m. to give us insight into the process.
United States National Junior Team coach Mark Osiecki joined NHL Live to discuss the first day of USA Hockey selection camp on the campus of Boston University at Walter Brown Arena. Osiecki and his staff are evaluating which 23 players will compete for the U.S. at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The U.S. begins tournament play Dec. 26 against defending champion Finland in the preliminary round.
"First day was outstanding, the kids were very, very good," Osiecki said. "We thought as a staff going in there might be a few jitters, especially with eight new guys that were not in the Lake Placid camp. But they were all calm, they all played to their abilities and it was fun to get out on the ice. The one thing you noticed right away is the speed factor."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, continues to preview the U.S. selection camp for the World Junior Championship. U.S. coach Mark Osiecki will be on at 5:40 p.m.
There are 11 games on the schedule Tuesday, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Minnesota Wild. We'll go out to United Center and welcome in Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk via Arena Cam to discuss the matchup.
Suter's five points led all defensemen and tied for second in the League last week to help the Wild gain four out of a possible six points. His three assists in a 5-4 comeback win against the New York Islanders on Dec. 9 matched a career high for points in one game. He leads the League in average ice time (29:27) and is third on the Wild in scoring with 18 points (goal, 17 assists) in 26 games.
"I think it's going well," Suter said of the Wild's season to date. "I think we've been inconsistent. I think if we want to grow as a team I think we have to get some consistency in our game. But for the most part we've been going in the right direction."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, preview the World Junior Championship by talking to Mike Morreale of NHL.com, who joins the show at 6:15 p.m. to take a look at the U.S. selection camp which begins Tuesday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in a game televised by NBCSN, and we'll go out to Consol Energy Center and welcome in analyst Brian Engblom for his take on the matchup at 5:30 p.m.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who has five assists in three games since returning from a battle with the mumps and was named the NHL's Second Star of the past week, will join the show at 5:40 p.m.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to NBCSN analyst Eddie Olczyk, who calls in the show at 5:40 p.m.
Goaltender Shannon Szabados, an Olympic gold medalist for Canada who is now playing in the Southern Professional Hockey League, will call the show at 5:30 p.m.
There are four games on the Friday schedule including the Montreal Canadiens hosting the Los Angeles Kings. Color analyst Jim Fox from the Kings will join us via the Arena Cam at Bell Centre at 6:15 p.m. to talk about this matchup.
Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, the top vote-getter after three weeks of voting in the 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM, joined NHL Live to discuss his path to the League and the Sabres' recent run.
Girgensons' 14 points in 27 games is tied for second on the Sabres. As of Tuesday, he earned 803,805 total votes to represent Buffalo on Jan. 25 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
"It's crazy," said Girgensons, a native of Riga, Latvia. "People back home are just crazy hockey fans. It's always been like that. It's fun, it's cool, it's mixed emotions, it's funny at the same time."
Sarnia Sting defenseman Anthony DeAngelo joined NHL Live for this week's Prospects Report to discuss his chances of playing for the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The United States' selection camp begins Dec. 16 on the campus of Boston University at Walter Brown Arena. DeAngelo is one of six NHL first-round picks to receive an invite to the preliminary roster.
"I feel pretty confident in myself," DeAngelo said. "The reason why they brought me in, I'm going to try to go out there and show them, and hopefully get a chance to make the team. I think it would be an honor to make the team but there's a lot of good defensemen, so it's going to be a tough roster to crack."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek airs at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network.
Sarina Sting defenseman Anthony DeAngelo will also call in to discuss his chances of playing for the United States at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.