The three-day Christmas break has passed and NHL Live with E.J. Hradek and Butch Goring, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get fans set for the return of hockey with a 10-game Friday night ahead.
The Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks play host to the Colorado Avalanche and we'll go live to our Arena Cam at United Center to welcome in Blackhawks analyst Ed Olczyk.
Cam Talbot gets the start once again for the New York Rangers against the Washington Capitals, and Rangers color commentator Joe Micheletti joins us from D.C. to talk about the move.
Also, NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose will give out his "Barry's Best" awards for the first half.