NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will get fans set for the six games on the Friday schedule.
Barry Trotz returns to Nashville as coach of the Washington Capitals, and we'll welcome in Nashville Predators play-by-play voice Peter Weber via the Arena Cam at Bridgestone Arena at 6:15 p.m. to get his thoughts on the matchup. The game will air on NHL Network in the U.S. at 8 p.m.
The Chicago Blackhawks host the Winnipeg Jets, and Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk joins us from the Arena Cam at United Center at 6 p.m. to preview this battle of Central Division teams.
First place in the Metropolitan Division is on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders face off. We'll get the scoop from Islanders broadcaster Chris King via the Arena Cam at Nassau Coliseum at 5:40 p.m.