Cisco NHL Live with Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on the NHL Network, will get you ready for your hockey weekend. NBC Sports' Eddie Olczyk, who will be a part of Hockey Day in America on Sunday, and NHL Network Insider Barry Melrose will join us with expert analysis on all the matchups.
Plus, Ryan Kesler is expected to be back on the ice for the Canucks tonight. We'll have all the latest updates from Vancouver on what that would mean for the team. And the Chicago Blackhawks have still not lost in regulation, while the San Jose Sharks have not won a game in February. Those teams face off on the NHL Network tonight at 8:30 ET, and we're going one-on-one with a Chicago player before the game.
Don't forget to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, keep an eye on this Senior Reporter's dance moves in his EJ5: Hradek's Top 5 American-born players, and stick around for the shootout as EJ picks a winner for Friday's game.