Viacheslav Fetisov, a star defenseman during his days playing for the old Soviet Union teams and later in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings, will join NHL Live in studio Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Fetisov won the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years with the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998 to close out a brilliant career.
The New York Rangers travel to face the Detroit Red Wings in this week's NBCSN Wednesday Night Rivalry game. We'll talk to analyst Pierre McGuire by phone at 6 p.m. to get a preview of this matchup between Eastern Conference powers.
Forward Anthony Duclair was recently traded from the Rangers to the Arizona Coyotes as part of the package for defenseman Keith Yandle. We'll talk to Duclair in this week's Prospect Report at 6:15 p.m.
NHL Live, with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, airs from 5-7 p.m. ET on NHL Network.
General manager Glen Sather was busy before the NHL Trade Deadline, acquiring Yandle and forward James Sheppard, and trading forward Lee Stempniak to the Winnipeg Jets. Yandle debuted Monday in the Rangers' 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators, finishing with three shots and a minus-1 rating in 19:41 of ice time.
Yandle's 22 power-play assists is tied for the League lead and his 26 power-play points are tied for fifth.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will present the NHL Trade Deadline edition of Slapshots by looking at 15 players and identifying whether they will be traded prior to March 2 at 3 p.m. ET.
There are 11 games on the Tuesday schedule, including the Montreal Canadiens visiting the St. Louis Blues. We'll go out to Scottrade Center and welcome in Blues analyst Darren Pang via Arena Cam to get his thoughts on the matchup.
The surging New York Rangers will host the Calgary Flames, who open up a lengthy road trip at Madison Square Garden. NHL.com senior writer Dan Rosen will join us via Arena Cam with a preview of the action.
Friday marks the start of the eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America. With a number of events planned, and a country that continues to grow the sport, USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean appeared on NHL Live Wednesday to give his version of the State of the Union.
"This whole promotion of Hockey Weekend Across America is something we started eight years ago, simply to give us the opportunity to shine a light on the sport and certain aspects of the sport," Ogrean said.
All season long, we're asking fans to vote for the top play of the year. This best of the best campaign will be a battle of No. 1 plays from NHL Live's Top 10 Plays of the Week segments. Below are the choices for the two finest plays of 2014-15. Make your pick in the poll and share your comments as you'll help determine the ultimate winner of this NHL.com Top Play Faceoff.
Bogosian will get to play near his hometown of Massena, N.Y."It's an emotional time," Bogosian said. "You don't wake up and go to the rink thinking you're going to be traded that day. But when it happens the emotions kind of calm down. When everything kind of calmed down I was pretty excited about it."
NHL Live, with Steve Mears, E.J. Hradek and Mike Rupp, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff in light of the blockbuster trade Wednesday that saw the Jets acquire defenseman Tyler Myers and forward Drew Stafford in addition to two prospects and a draft pick. Cheveldayoff will call into the show at 6:15 p.m.
NHL Network insider Darren Dreger will make an appearance at 6:40 p.m. to offer his latest thoughts around the League.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks as NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire joins us from the Arena Cam at Consol Energy Center at 6 p.m.
The Washington Capitals visit the San Jose Sharks later Wednesday, and we'll go out to SAP Center via Arena Cam and welcome in Capitals radio voice John Walton at 6:40 p.m. for his thoughts on the matchup.
This week in our prospect report, we'll talk to wing Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at 5:30 p.m.
Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley joined NHL Live to discuss the surprising success the Flames have enjoyed this season.
The Flames are 29-20-3 and began Thursday in second place in the Pacific Division. To Hartley, the hard work, effort and results start in the dressing room.
"It starts with our great captain Mark Giordano and all our great leaders to all our young players," Hartley said. "I rarely saw in my coaching career a group of individuals so committed to playing the right way, working out the right way, practicing the right way, and obviously having fun winning games. This is a great group of guys and it's lots of fun."