Seven News has been granted exclusive access to Blues halves Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson as they formulate a game plan to beat Queensland. Matt Carmichael reports.

FIRST ON 7: Blake Ferguson will be back playing within a month after returning home from the US, where he underwent cutting-edge treatment on his injured foot.

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has two weeks to save his job, after a sudden change in direction by the Blues board. Mark Stevens reports.

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop cops a puck in a most inconvenient spot during the pre-game warm-up. It may have been a good omen, however, as Bishop went on to shutout the New York Rangers 2-0.

Veteran midfielder Kane Cornes played in his 300th and final game, but it wasn't enough to inspire Port Adelaide to victory, losing to Richmond.