There will be no opening performance by Canadian music act Nickelback, red carpet interview with the Stanley Cup-winning captain or funny Brendan Shanahan impersonator sketches.

And don’t expect Canadian actor Matthew Perry to pop up with an opening monologue. But there has been a reported leak of the top defenceman award. And the winner is … no, no, you’ll have to wait.

In this lockout-shortened season, the National Hockey League first did away with the all-star game and now the one-night awards show from Las Vegas, replacing it with a pair of live television specials during the Cup final.

On Friday at 5 p.m. ET, the winners of the Bill Masterton Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Jack Adams Award, General Manager of the Year Award, Mark Messier Leadership Award and NHL Foundation Award (charitable work) will be announced as part of a one-hour show.

Saturday’s coverage on Hockey Night in Canada’s Scotiabank Hockey Tonight and live streamed at will be begin at 7 p.m. ET. A live chat with fans also will be held at that time.

Winners of the Hart, Calder, Norris and Vezina trophies will be named along with the recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by members of the NHL Players’ Association.

At 8 p.m., the Boston Bruins will attempt to rebound from a series-opening 4-3 loss in triple overtime when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks (CBC,

Have your say on which player is most deserving by voting in four polls below (Selke, Lady Byng, Jack Adams and GM of the year) for Friday’s awards and explaining your choices in the comment section.

On Friday, you can make your picks for the Hart, Calder, Norris and Vezina winners to be announced Saturday.


SELKE FINALISTS: The Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, left, is looking to repeat after posting a team-best plus-24 rating while Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk, middle, was a point-a-game player and plus-21, and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews, right, tied Datsyuk for the NHL lead with 56 takeaways. (Associated Press/Getty Images/




LADY BYNG FINALISTS: From left, Chicago’s Patrick Kane had only eight penalty minutes while averaging 20 minutes three seconds of ice time, Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders played the final 37 games without a penalty and Martin St. Louis had 14 penalty minutes and a league-high 60 points. (Associated Press/Getty Images/




JACK ADAMS FINALISTS: Bruce Boudreau, left, led the Ducks to the Pacific Division title and their best finish since 2007. In Ottawa, Paul MacLean, middle, managed to lead the Senators to a playoff berth despite losing Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson to long-term injuries. Joel Quenneville’s Blackhawks started their season in Chicago with a 24-game unbeaten run and later the most points in the NHL. (Associated Press/Canadian Press/Getty Images/




GM OF THE YEAR FINALISTS: In his rookie season as Canadiens GM, Marc Bergevin, left, watched the team climb from 15th in the Eastern Conference to Northeast Division champions. Bob Murray, middle, guided the Ducks to second in the West, while trade-happy Ray Shero’s Penguins topped the East standings. (Canadian Press/Associated Press/Getty Images/