Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will be among the guests on NHL Live! on Thursday, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio.
Babcock, who guided the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2003, has been Detroit's bench boss since 2005. He guided the Red Wings a championship in 2008 and has this season's club off to a 17-6-3 start.
Also scheduled to appear to speak with co-hosts Deb Placey and E.J. Hradek are NBC analyst Mike Milbury and St. Louis Blues radio play-by-play announcer Chris Kerber.
Alex Ovechkin doesn't make many visits to St. Louis -- just two so far in his first five NHL seasons. He'll make the third visit of his career on Wednesday when he leads the Washington Capitals into the Scottrade Center for a game against the Blues.
Hockey fans in the United States can see the game on the NHL Network, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The Caps are looking for their first victory in St. Louis since October 1996.
Fans in Canada have a pair of games to look forward to on Wednesday.
Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan headlines Tuesday's edition of NHL Live!, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. ET on NHL Network and NHL.com, and broadcast on XM Radio.
Ryan had a hat trick Saturday and leads the Ducks with 12 goals. Anaheim's 2-0 win against the Kings Monday was their second straight and moved them up to ninth in the Western Conference.
Also scheduled to join co-hosts Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek on today's show are San Jose Sharks broadcaster Drew Remenda, who will preview tonight's Red Wings-Sharks game, and Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford.
NHL Live! is broadcast from the NHL Store Powered By Reebok in New York City.