Sportscaster Bob Costas and U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be the guests on today's NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursdays on NHL Network, NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET.
Costas will appear in studio with Bettman and co-host E.J. Hradek. His new show, "Costas Tonight" debuts on the NBC Sports Network tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and features Bettman as one of his guests.
Kerry will do a phone interview from Washington, where the Congressional Hockey Caucus on Capitol Hill took place Wednesday and the fourth annual Congressional Hockey Challenge is scheduled for Sunday, pitting the Lawmakers against the Lobbyists.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Network and NHL.com as well as NHL Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier). The show will re-air on Sirius XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696). NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final