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Lightning GM Yzerman, Flames president King guest on 'NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman'

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NEW YORK – Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman and Calgary Flames president and CEO Ken King will be tomorrow's guests on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET. Phil Esposito, the Lightning's first general manager, their current radio color commentator and the team's newly-named vice president of corporate relations, will co-host the show from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.

Yzerman, in his first year with the club, will send the Lightning against his former team, the Detroit Red Wings, tomorrow night. It will be the first time in 27 years -- since the Red Wings made Yzerman the fourth pick of the 1983 Entry Draft -- that he will represent a team opposing the Red Wings. The Lightning lead the Southeast Division with 74 points and are second overall in the Eastern Conference standings.

King's Flames are 7-1-2 over their past 10 games entering tonight's contest against the Dallas Stars and have surged into the final playoff spot in the ultra competitive Western Conference.  On Sunday, the Flames will host the Montreal Canadiens in the much-anticipated outdoor game at McMahon Stadium, the 2011 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™.  King played an instrumental role in bringing the contest to the City of Calgary on behalf of the Flames. 

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the "Best of XM" programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.

The show encourages fans to call in with questions for the Commissioner. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.
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