NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek is on the air at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network.
Mike Rupp, who has played in 610 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets, will join us in studio to discuss his career.
Barry Melrose will join us to hand out his Mullet of the Week, and we'll also count down our Top 10 plays of the week and give our weekly power rankings.
Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley, who received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon on Monday, joined NHL Live to discuss the honor and the Blackhawks' "Circus" road trip.
Foley is a three-time Emmy Award winner and in his 32nd season with the Blackhawks.
"Other than surreal, I'm not sure I can add a lot," Foley said of his Hall induction. "It was amazing. It was certainly a wonderful honor. I'm certainly very appreciative to the NHL Broadcasters Association for doing that. To have my family there and some real close friends there, to me that's what it's all about. I don't need any attention but to be able to share all of that with the people that most important to you, the ones who have been there, some of them right from Day 1 helping and leading and doing whatever they can to get you going. It was a wonderful, wonderful time to be with them."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up an 11-game Thursday by going out to Bell Centre via Arena Cam to welcome in Darren Pang who will analyze the St. Louis Blues matchup with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Toronto Maple Leafs try to snap a losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and we'll check in via Arena Cam at Air Canada Centre with Darren Dreger on the latest happenings with the Maple Leafs.
Retired center Eric Lindros was a guest of NHL Live to discuss his entry into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. Lindros and former linemate John Leclair will each be inducted before the game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild at Wells Fargo Center.
"We're certainly very happy and humbled by the thought," Lindros said. "I'm looking forward to [Thursday] night, and the chance to catch up with some old teammates and say hi to some of the alumni."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will welcome Eddie Olczyk in the studio Wednesday.
The New York Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers in the latest edition of Wednesday Night Rivalry, and NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire will join us via the Arena Cam at Madison Square Garden at 6 p.m. to preview this matchup.
Chase DeLeo of the Portland Winterhawks will appear on the show at 6:15 p.m. for the Prospect Report segment and to promote Portland's game to be televised Friday on NHL Network.
Playing on a line with Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg, Richards had two assists and five shots on goal in Chicago's 6-2 win against the Dallas Stars at United Center. He was honored in a pregame ceremony and presented a silver stick by the Blackhawks.
"I love playing the game," Richards said. "To be able to play in the NHL and still be around the game, you guys get to see it and talk to people, this game is the greatest with the great people you meet. My whole life has revolved around it and I owe everything to hockey."
E.J. Hradek Game Picks Tuesday November 18th:
E.J.'s Season Record: 94-47-18
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to veteran forward Brad Richards, who recently played in his 1,000th NHL game. The Chicago Blackhawks center will call into the show at 5:15 p.m.
It's an 11-game Tuesday including the Calgary Flames hosting the Anaheim Ducks. Sportsnet's Roger Millions will join us via the Arena Cam at Scotiabank Saddledome to preview this Western Conference matchup.
Over in the Eastern Conference, division leaders match up as the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Montreal Canadiens. We'll welcome in Marc Denis of RDS via the Arena Cam at Bell Centre to get the scoop on these surging clubs.