On this Rivalry Wednesday, the undefeated Chicago Blackhawks start their six-game road trip in Minnesota where they'll face Zach Parise and the Wild. Cisco NHL Live with Deb Placey and Butch Goring, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will have you covered. We'll talk to NBC Sports' Pierre McGuire, who will be Inside the Glass in Minnesota, and get NHL Network's Barry Melrose's X-Factor to this big Central Division matchup.
The Blackhawks aren't the only undefeated team. The San Jose Sharks moved to 6-0 on the season last night and forward Joe Pavelski, who has a point in each of his six games, will join us to talk about the team's hot start. Plus, we'll chat with our Subway Fresh Face of the week -- the Plymouth Whalers' Ryan Hartman. The USA World Junior Championship Gold Medalist is highly ranked by the Central Scouting for the upcoming NHL Draft.
It's Day 2 of the 11th annual Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, and we've got you covered! We'll get things started an hour early, at 4 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, with all of our special coverage from the Bellagio. E.J. Hradek will sit down with Wayne Gretzky and get an update on the camp activities. Plus, we'll also hear from two of the greatest American born defensemen, Brian Leetch and Chris Chelios.
There are 10 games on the schedule Tuesday night. Back in New York we'll preview all the action with Bill Pidto and Butch Goring. We make stops on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Boston and Pittsburgh. We'll also get the inside scoop on the recently signed P.K. Subban and when we can expect to see him on the ice.
Don't forget to submit your #AskButch questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork and stick around for the shootout as Butch picks each game being played on Tuesday -- our analyst Ken Daneyko went 5-0 with his picks last night!
Today, Cisco NHL Live will be at the 11th annual Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. We'll hit the airwaves an hour early, at 4 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, with all of this special coverage from the Bellagio.
E.J. Hradek will sit down with Wayne Gretzky to get his opinion on the state of the NHL and give us an inside look at what the lucky campers experience all week. The "Great One" will also lend a hand in E.J.'s signature segment, The EJ5, as they count down the senior analyst's Top 5 favorite Gretzky moments. We will also hear from hockey legends; Mike Keenan, Rick Tocchet, Grant Fuhr among others.
We saw a great Nail Yakupov celebration, that got E.J. Hradek thinking for his Top 5 goal celebration in Friday's EJ5.
We are almost done with the opening week of the 2012-13 National Hockey League season, and we had some fantastic finishes last night in the NHL. Cisco NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will review and preview with Bill Pidto and EJ Hradek. Nail Yakupov's fantastic goal celebration got EJ thinking of his Top 5 celebrations. We will have them in his signature segment, The EJ5.
We'll also go live to Detroit, on our Cisco NHL Arena Cam, to preview the Red Wings vs. the Wild, which airs tonight 7:30 ET on the NHL Network. NBC Sports analyst Eddie Olczyk, Jeremy Roenick and NHL Network's Barry Melrose will all stop by the program to give their opinions on some of the great starts to the season.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks each game being played on Friday.
NAIL YAKUPOV - SLIDING CELEBRATION VS. KINGS
THEO FLEURY - SLIDING CELEBRATION VS. OILERS
E.J. Hradek breaks down Mikael Backlund's goal on Wednesday in this weeks Kay White Board segment.
In Thursday's EJ5 he looks at some important events that happen on January 24th and one that is on the horizon.
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers square off on the NHL Network tonight and Cisco NHL Live, 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will have you covered, with Deb Placey and EJ Hradek. NHL.com's Adam Kimelman and CSN Philly Insider Tim Panaccio will be live from the Cisco NHL Arena Cam in Philadelphia to preview this big Atlantic Division matchup.
Teams all over the NHL are dealing with the injury bug, and today EJ will give his take on the players that cannot be replaced. With 10 games around the League tonight we'll preview them and have live updates from all the great matchups.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, keep an eye on this Senior Reporter’s dance moves in his EJ5: Hradek’s Top 5 Thoughts of the Day, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks each game being played on Thursday.
Undrafted out of Canisius College, this 5'8'' rookie is lighting up the score sheet early this season for the Lightning. Cisco NHL Live talks with Lightning rookie forward Cory Conacher.