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Heading into the 2012-13 National Hockey League season, NHL Network has you covered with dynamic programming and the latest up-to-the-minute news.

Here are just some of the programs you'll find soon on NHL Network:

NHL TONIGHT: 2013 Season Preview

(Nightly, 7 p.m. ET beginning Sunday)

NHL Network's expert analysts break down the upcoming season and inform viewers what to expect from the 2012-13 NHL campaign.

For the next few months, "NHL Tonight" will provide the best highlights every night, accompanied by comprehensive analysis, interviews and breaking news. Before the puck drops, the show will be your one-stop shop for all pertinent information entering another exciting NHL campaign.


(Weekdays, 5 p.m. ET, returns Monday)

If there is anything happening in the National Hockey League, you'll hear about first on "CISCO NHL Live," the program that keeps fans everywhere up to date on the comings and goings of the NHL. Featuring the insight of host E.J. Hradek, this is the show that provides the kind of access fans can't get anywhere else.

But they won't just be watching, they'll also be part of the show. Through tweets and phone calls, viewers have an opportunity to take part in one of NHL Network's flagship programs.


(Live, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET)

Live from Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the top draft-eligible prospects come together at the 18th annual CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Headed by Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, and Jonathan Drouin, 40 top young talents will show their stuff in anticipation of this summer's NHL Draft. With hockey legends Don Cherry and Bobby Orr coaching each team, it's a unique opportunity for fans to see the next generation of NHL stars from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

("NHL Tonight" will begin at 10 p.m. ET following the game)


NHL STUDIOS: 2012 L.A. Kings Stanley Cup Championship Video

(Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET)

They started as the ultimate underdog in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. When it was all said and done, the Los Angeles Kings were hoisting the Stanley Cup.

Whether it's the Kings' shocking win over the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks or the exciting up-and-down Final against the New Jersey Devils, this was a championship run for the ages. Follow every twist and turn through a remarkable postseason that brought the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles for the first time in franchise history.

LORD STANLEY'S SUMMER: Kopitar, Nolan, Westgarth & Sutter

(Sunday, 5 p.m ET)

The Kings' Summer with Stanley started on a historical note when the Cup made its first visit to Slovenia. After a celebratory stop with star center Anze Kopitar, the Cup made its way to Canada, where it ultimately landed in the hands of coach Darryl Sutter.

It was at his family farm in Viking, Alberta, that Sutter shared the game's ultimate prize with hockey's first family. From Slovenia to Viking, it was just the beginning of an exciting summer for the Stanley Cup.

LORD STANLEY'S SUMMER: Stoll, Mitchell, Penner & Williams

(Sunday, 5:30 p.m. ET)

After more than a decade playing in the National Hockey League, veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell brought the Cup to remote Port McNeill, British Columbia, where he included it in a First Nation ceremony and a helicopter drop onto the top of a mountain.

Days later, Jarret Stoll gave back to his quiet hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan before Dustin Penner enjoyed a day with the Cup for the second time in five years. Throw in Justin William's trip to Atlantic City and it was shaping up to be quite a summer for Lord Stanley.

LORD STANLEY'S SUMMER: Brown, Doughty & Carter

(Sunday, 6 p.m. ET)

Captain Dustin Brown finally got his day with the Cup, making sure to share it with countless friends and family in his hometown of Ithaca, N.Y. From there, two of L.A.'s most exciting players -- Drew Doughty and Jeff Carter -- shared custody over a couple of days in London, Ontario.

These were just some of the final stops in a memorable summer for hockey's Holy Grail.

MY SEASON, MY WORDS: Gabriel Landeskog

(Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET)

An all-access look into the 2011-12 season of the NHL's top rookie, Gabriel Landeskog. From draft day in Minneapolis to the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, this is an unscripted glimpse into the life of one of hockey's top young stars.

Named the Colorado Avalanche's captain in September, the youngest in NHL history, Landeskog is the core of an up-and-coming team. See the pivotal rookie moments that made him what he is today.

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