The Chicago Blackhawks seek the longest consecutive point streak to begin a season as they face the San Jose Sharks on Friday night on the NHL Network. Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you ready for that game and your hockey weekend. We'll get expert analysis from NBC Sports' Eddie Olczyk, and NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose.
With the Oscars around the corner, we'll put on our bow ties and hand out our own awards around the NHL. Plus, the red-hot Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, will also stop by the show.
Don't forget, it's the anniversary of the 1980 Miracle on Ice. Mike Eruzione will join us to reflect on the game that changed the face of hockey in the USA.
Submit your #AskEJ questions to @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks the winners for Friday's games.