NHL Network in the United States and CITY in Canada will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. The location this week is Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and the half-hour program will celebrate the city's iconic hockey story.
Among the features airing on the pregame show:
* Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 is possibly the most famous number in the history of sports. But if it weren't for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, "The Great One" and No. 99 may never have been. We share the story of how No. 99 became No. 99.
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82