COLUMBUS, OHIO – "A Day in the Life" featuring Columbus Blue Jackets forward Manny Malhotra will debut on The NHL Network tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The episode featuring Malhotra is the the latest in the series, which offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at what a typical day is like in the life of National Hockey League players. In addition to tonight's debut, the show will air at the following times: Friday, January 23 at 1 a.m. ET and 5 a.m. ET; Monday, January 26 at 4 p.m. ET; Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 31 at 4:30 p.m. ET.
In late-December, an NHL Network crew came to Columbus to spend the day with Malhotra. The show follows the Mississauga, Ontario native through a typical game day and puts fans in his home, in the Blue Jackets dressing room and on the ice as he and his teammates prepare for a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. When does his game day start? What does he eat for breakfast and his pre-game meal? How has becoming a father changed his daily routine? Tune into "A Day in the Life of Manny Malhotra" on the NHL Network to find out.
Malhotra, 28, has registered 71-109-180 and 326 penalty minutes in 599 career games with Columbus, Dallas and the New York Rangers during his 10-year NHL career. He has been a member of the Blue Jackets organization since the 2003-04 season, collecting collected 48-80-128 and 195 penalty minutes in 309 games. He has picked up 6-12-18 and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games this season and is currently riding a career-high seven-game point streak (2-7-9), which is the longest by a Blue Jacket in 2008-09.
The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.