The first meeting of the season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals figures to be the big topic of discussion Thursday on NHL Live!, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio.
Among those scheduled to appear to speak with co-hosts Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek are Caps TV play-by-play man Joe Beninati, as well as TV analysts Kevin Weekes and Mike Milbury. The Caps and Penguins will meet again on Jan. 1 in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Also scheduled to appear is goaltender Jack Campbell, Dallas' top pick in the Entry Draft last June and the likely starter for Team USA, which will try to defend its title at the World Junior Championship beginning Sunday in Buffalo.