For the next three days, change that TV channel to NHL Network. Then don't let anyone touch the remote control. NHL Network is planning a feast of programming from the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, starting Thursday at noon:
Thursday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Watch a special television simulcast of the popular radio show, "NHL Live!" from Heinz Field. Today's guest lineup includes Pittsburgh Steelers great Franco Harris and NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins, both in the 1 p.m. hour. Fans will be able to call into hosts Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek.
Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
NHL Network's "On the Fly" show is live on-site at Heinz Field leading up to the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Kris King from NHL Operations will talk about the Heinz ice and all game matters. NHLN will continue it regular weather updates from field level. Look for a number of special features on the heated rivalry between Sid-Ovi and Pens-Caps.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NHL Network's "On the Fly" is back at it with a special live on-site, five-hour show covering both the Penguins and Capitals practices, plus team family skates. Expect plenty of local Pittsburgh flavor, deep coverage of Friday's morning Penguins-Capitals alumni game featuring Mario Lemieux and a number of special guests joining on set.
Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
"On the Fly" returns live on-site to Heinz Field for a wrap-up of a busy day at Heinz Field, plus a look ahead to weather conditions, team matchups and more for Saturday's 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.
Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m.
Join "NHL Live" for a special New Year's breakfast edition from Heinz Field. The gameday countdown on who wins begins now.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NHL Network's "On the Fly" will provide fans all the info needed for game time, including weather updates, team lineups, the best dishes at the Heinz tailgating parties and lots more.
Join NHL Network's "On the Fly" for an extended post-game show covering all aspects of the just completed 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Look for player interviews, live press conferences with the coaches and game's biggest stars, fan reaction and more.