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Posted On Wednesday, 11.12.2014 / 6:55 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Faulk discusses keys to Hurricanes turnaround

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was a guest of NHL Live to discuss the team's current hot stretch.

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."

Posted On Wednesday, 11.12.2014 / 6:45 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Flames' Giordano on surprising start, chemistry

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."

Posted On Wednesday, 11.12.2014 / 11:42 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live talks to Mike Modano about Hall induction

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.

Wednesday Night Rivalry begins with the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the Boston Bruins. We'll go out to Air Canada Centre at 6 p.m. and talk to NBCSN sports analyst Pierre McGuire via Arena Cam about the matchup.

The second half of the doubleheader pits the Anaheim Ducks against the Los Angeles Kings. Kings TV analyst Jim Fox will call in at 6:40 p.m. to preview this Pacific Division clash.

Posted On Tuesday, 11.11.2014 / 6:44 PM

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Wild's Parise progressing in concussion recovery

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise joined NHL Live to provide an update on his health and discuss his work with Defending the Blue Line.

Parise has missed time with a concussion but returned to practice Monday and traveled with the Wild for their game Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils. He has four goals and a team-leading 10 points in 11 games.

"I'm feeling better," Parise said. "I've never experienced something like this so it's all new to me. It's been up and down, you feel good, you feel bad, but I'm hoping with the skating … it seems like the more active I've been the better I've felt, so I'm hoping with continuing skating that things are going to keep progressing and keep getting better."

Posted On Tuesday, 11.11.2014 / 6:32 PM

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Blake reflects on Hall of Fame career

Rob Blake, a defenseman for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks during his 20 seasons in the NHL, joined NHL Live to discuss his selection into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Blake will be inducted Nov. 17 in Toronto.

"The hard part is trying to make sure you thank everybody that helped you along the way, the organizations and the different teams you played for, in a short amount of time," Blake said. "It's an honor being inducted but it also gives you time to really reflect throughout your career. I don't think you get a lot of that time when you're playing. It makes it nice but we'll get the preparations ready."

Posted On Tuesday, 11.11.2014 / 3:19 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Hall of Fame defenseman Blake on NHL Live

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, looks ahead to the Hockey Hall of Fame enshrining its Class of 2014 by talking to inductee Rob Blake, who starred on defense for the Los Angeles KingsColorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks. Blake will call in to the show at 5:30 p.m.

Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise will join us at 5:20 p.m. to provide an update on his health and discuss his work with Defending the Blue Line, a program that benefits military families.

It's an 11-game evening around the League, including the Nashville Predators hosting the Edmonton Oilers. We'll go out on Arena Cam to Bridgestone Arena and check in with Predators analyst Terry Crisp at 6 p.m. for a preview of the matchup.

Posted On Monday, 11.10.2014 / 7:05 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Islanders forward Nielsen on shootout success

New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen was a guest of NHL Live to talk about the early-season success of a team currently in second place in the Metropolitan Division.

A big part of Nielsen's game is his success in the shootout, where his 54.8 percent conversion rate is third-best among active players.

"I had a good move going there the past couple of years, the backhand," Nielsen said. "It just seemed to work and now the goalies are starting to figure it out so I had to change it up a little bit. It's still going in and I still enjoy it. It's a fun thing. I like the pressure of the game on the line."

Posted On Monday, 11.10.2014 / 6:55 PM

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Hendricks: Consistency key to Oilers success

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Matt Hendricks joined NHL Live to discuss the Oilers' start to the season and Defending the Blue Line, a program that benefits military families.

Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said recently that the team is starting to put it together. To Hendricks, the key has been consistency.

"That's kind of been our Achilles' heel here for a while," Hendricks said. "When we can get a consistent game going for 60 minutes we seem to be pretty successful, but we still have those big hiccups like young teams do and they seem to really hurt us."

Posted On Monday, 11.10.2014 / 5:09 PM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live: E.J. Hradek Monday Shootout Picks

E.J. Hradek Game Picks Monday November 10th:

New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins: Devils

Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes: Flames

E.J.'s Season Record: 79-34-17

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