NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up a six-game Friday night in the NHL while getting you set for a weekend full of hockey.
We'll go out to Vancouver on our Arena Cam where Phoenix Coyotes forward Antoine Vermette will join us to talk about the game Friday against the Vancouver Canucks, while St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock joins the show fresh off his team's victory Thursday against the New York Islanders. We'll also check in with analyst Eddie Olczyk as well as Barry Melrose, who is here to hand out his Mullet of the Week.
This week's Tire Rack Face Off features analyst Kelly Chase debating E.J. on three hot topics from around the League. In addition, this week's College Hockey Report is with the University of Wisconsin's Nicolas Kerdiles, an Anaheim Ducks draft pick and California product who will be competing for a spot on the U.S. team going to the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.