A special one-hour NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up opening night of the 2014-15 NHL season.
Steve and E.J. will talk to NHL Network insider Darren Dreger via the Arena Cam at Air Canada Centre at 5:10 p.m. as the Toronto Maple Leafs get ready to host the archrival Montreal Canadiens.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will join the show by phone at 5:25 p.m.
NBC Sports Network's Pierre McGuire will join us live via the Arena Cam at TD Garden at 5:40 p.m. to preview the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.
E.J. will wrap up his list of the Top 30 impact players by counting down the final five players to reveal who's No. 1.