The dust has settled on the NHL Trade Deadline and Thursday night we get ready to see some of the new faces in action with their new teams. Cisco NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, will introduce you to the acquisitions and get you ready for all of Thursday's matchups around the League. We'll talk to Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher about his newest addition, Jason Pominville, and how he got the deal done.
Jaromir Jagr debuts in a Boston Bruins jersey tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network, as they face the New Jersey Devils. We'll go live to our Cisco NHL Arena Cam to get a preview of the 41-year-old as he returns to the Eastern Conference. The Tampa Bay Lightning also made a huge move in net and we'll get a live report on Ben Bishop's first start on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Tampa Bay.
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.
With the NHL Trade Deadline coming up Cisco NHL Live played the Matchmaker Game hosted by Steve Mears as our matchmaker E.J. Hradek matches Roberto Luongo, Mike Ribeiro and Ryan Miller with mystery teams.
We're one day away from the NHL Trade Deadline and major moves have already happened. Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get you updated on both Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy's departures from Dallas, and NHL Network insider Darren Dreger will give us the very latest on trade buzz around the League.
The Blues and Flames completed a blockbuster deal last night as Jay Bouwmeester moves from Calgary to St. Louis. We'll talk with both Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and Flames GM Jay Feaster about the move and any other deals we should expect.
NHL Network analysts Darren Pang and Craig Button will also stop by the show to give their expertise on what to expect with goalies and prospects respectively during this deadline. Cisco NHL Live will play the Matchmaker Game and use our professional matchmaker E.J. Hradek to give potential trade targets homes.
With seven games on the ice, including the Pittsburgh Penguins looking to extend their win streak to 16 games, we'll go live to pregame skates in our Ice Pass and get EJ's pick on every game in our shootout.
Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you caught up on what you missed this weekend and preview nine games on Monday night. The NHL's first star of the week, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul, will stop by the show. And fresh off his first win behind the bench, new Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper will join us.
NHL Network insider Bob McKenzie will drop by the show to share the latest on rumors as we close in on the trade deadline. We'll also examine the tight playoff races in the NHL with our resident coach, NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose.
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 the games being played on Monday.
NHL analyst Eddie Olczyk joins CISCO NHL Live.
The top two teams in the Western Conference square off on NHL Network, and Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you ready for Ducks-Blackhawks and your hockey weekend. We'll hear from Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin from our Cisco NHL Arena Cam on how to prepare for the Hawks' one-two punch of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane.
We'll also have Eddie Olczyk on the show to talk about the Penguins' acquisition of Jarome Iginla, and we'll get a preview of the upcoming Frozen Four NCAA Hockey Tournament from NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose. Jon Cooper makes his coaching debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night, and we'll get a live preview from Lightning radio's Dave Mishkin on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Tampa Bay
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks a winner for all four games being played on Friday.
The two top teams in the Western Conference face off, in what could be an interesting game. Despite being just 5 points behind the Blackhawks, Anaheim is in a slump and hasn’t won a game in 4 starts. That said, the Ducks have come out on top both times they’ve faced the Hawks this year. Chicago will miss elite forwards Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa, but haven’t had much trouble putting pucks in the net no matter who’s on the ice this season. The Blackhawks will be out in force trying to get some revenge, but the game will come down to whether Anaheim can break out of their funk.
Ducks’ Keys to the Game
• Snap out of it – The Ducks have allowed 16 goals in their last 4 games, they need to be much stronger in, and in front of the net.
• Test the Tender – Chicago’s last win was an easy 16 save shutout, the Ducks need to get pucks on the net early and often, and make the Blackhawks’ backstop work.
Blackhawks’ Keys to the Game
• Respect the Competition – Despite the losing streak, the Ducks are no slouch, and are not far removed from their sizzling start to the season. The Blackhawks need to give 100% from the opening puck-drop, to the final buzzer.
• Find Scoring – Without Sharp and Hossa, the Hawks need to continue to get scoring from their defensive, and 3rd / 4th line players. Kane and Toews may not be enough if the Ducks wake up.
Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque joins CISCO NHL Live to discuss his experiences as a player during the NHL trade deadline.