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Costas, Sen. Kerry guests on tonight's 'NHL Hour'

Thursday, 03.01.2012 / 12:10 PM / News

NHL.com

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.

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