NHL Live with Bill Pidto and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, talks to Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara on his nomination for the Norris Trophy as the League's top defenseman as well as the upcoming Eastern Conference Second Round series against their Original Six rivals, the Montreal Canadiens.
New York Rangers forward Dominic Moore has goals in consecutive games and his team is one win from eliminating the Philadelphia Flyers and advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He'll join us by phone to talk about the series.
Barry Melrose will call into the show to preview tonight's Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will talk to Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky, whose game-tying goal helped his team to an overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings resume their Eastern Conference First Round series on Thursday and Craig Custance, senior NHL writer from ESPN the Magazine, joins us via Arena Cam at Joe Louis Arena to talk about the matchup.
Jamie McLennan will also discuss the importance of special teams during the playoffs.
Johnson, Lightning forward Ondrej Palat and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon are the three finalists for the Calder Trophy. Johnson and Palat are the first teammates to receive nominations since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks finished first and third, respectively, in 2008.
The winner will be announced on June 24 during the 2014 NHL Awards from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, breaks down three Game 4s to be played Wednesday in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks are also trying to draw even with the St. Louis Blues after dropping the first two games on the road. We'll go out on Arena Cam to United Center and welcome in analyst Darren Pang.
The Avalanche lead their Western Conference First Round series against the Minnesota Wild 2-1 with Game 4 on Thursday (CNBC, TSN2, RDS2, ALT, FS-N, FS-WI) at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota won Game 3 1-0 on Mikael Granlund's overtime goal.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up another night of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey by going out to Joe Louis Arena to talk to broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick, who will join us from the Arena Cam to discuss the Detroit Red Wings resuming their series against the Boston Bruins.
We'll also have reports from out of Montreal, Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles going inside all four series that features games on Tuesday.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, looks back at the first two nights of the Stanley Cup Playoffs while getting ready for three more games Friday.
Eddie Olczyk will join us to give his impressions on the games played so far, including three overtime battles, one of which took three extra periods to decide.
The only series not to have started yet gets underway Friday as the Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings, and Amalie Benjamin from the Boston Globe will share her thoughts as the Bruins start on the road they hope leads them back to the Stanley Cup Final.
Also, Barry Melrose will be on the show to award his Mullet of the Week.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs enter their second night, and NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have inside looks at all four series to begin Thursday with reporters at each location.
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers face off in the postseason for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference Final, and Dave Maloney joins us from the Arena Cam at Madison Square Garden to discuss this tradition-rich rivalry.
The Colorado Avalanche passed both the Blues and Blackhawks late in the season to win the Central Division and will open the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild. Trip Tracey joins us from Pepsi Center to set the scene on Game 1.