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.
It's Hockey Hall of Fame enshrinement day and NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will set things up with Barry Melrose talking to the Class of 2014 inductees.
We'll also look ahead at the top candidates to go into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
The only game on the Monday schedule features the New York Rangers hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning. We'll go out to Madison Square Garden and welcome in Newsday's Steve Zipay and Lightning voice Dave Mishkin via the Arena Cam to get a preview of the matchup.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, talks to Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios, who is promoting his new book, "Chris Chelios: Made In America." Chelios joins us at 5:30 p.m. via the Arena Cam at Joe Louis Arena where two of his former teams, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, face off as one of six games on the Friday schedule. Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk will also appear to preview the matchup.
NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose will call in at 6:40 to give his "Staying Power Rating" for some of the surprise teams early this season.
We'll also have our regular Friday segments: the top-10 plays of the week and power rankings.
Longtime referee Bill McCreary joined NHL Live to discuss his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
McCreary will become the 16th on-ice official to be honored.
"It's so surreal," McCreary said. "To think that you're going to join the great names that are already in there, to me I don't hold myself in that class but it certainly is an honor and I'm very humbled to be part of this whole experience."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, previews the big Central Division game Thursday between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. Blues analyst Darren Pang joins the show at 6:15 p.m.
The Hockey Hall of Fame enshrines its 2014 class on Monday. Longtime referee Bill McCreary is among the inductees, and we'll speak to him by phone at 5:40 p.m.
The Hurricanes are 5-0-1 since starting the season 0-6-2 and host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.
"I think we're just playing together as a team," Faulk said. "We've kind of had the system in place since the start of training camp, but I think we're starting to understand it and come together more. When we have 20 guys that show up and compete for 60 to 65 minutes every night, good things have been happening for us. We've been pretty happy with the month so far."
Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano joined NHL Live to discuss his strong start to the season and the surprising success of the Flames, who are 9-6-2 and in third place in the Pacific Division.
"It's been a good start," Giordano said. "As a team I think we're playing a high pace style of play and moving the pucks forward. The defensemen on our team pressure the puck so much on the back check that we can jump in as D-men when there's turnovers. That's been huge for me and [T.J. Brodie], but as well as our other D. [Kris Russell] and [Dennis Weidman] and [Ladislav Smid] have been really good at moving the puck up the ice and jumping in.
"It's been tough in the NHL these days to score off the rush so you need that second wave and I think we've done a good job of it this year."
The countdown to Hockey Hall of Fame inductions continues Wednesday on NHL Live with Steve Mears and Butch Goring, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network. Mike Modano, the all-time leading scorer among American players, will call the show at 6:10 p.m. to talk about his upcoming enshrinement.
Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano on Monday was named the League's First Star of the past week. He'll join us at 5:20 p.m. to talk about his own start and that of his team.