The NBC broadcast of the Winter Classic game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will feature Mike Milbury's return to the studio. Milbury was charged with assault on a 12-year-old at a pee-wee hockey game on December 9, but those charges were dismissed on Decmeber 23 due to a lack of evidence. Unsurprisingly, NBC Sports Group has kept Milbury off their properties, but he will return for the Winter Classic according to a press release.
NBC's coverage of the Winter Classic will be hosted by Costas, a 22-time Emmy Award-winner. He will be joined by NBC Sports Group studio analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick for coverage on NBC and post-game coverage on NBC Sports Network. NBC's game coverage will be led by Emmy Award-winner Mike "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play) Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter).
For more on this year's game, head over to SB Nation's Rangers blog, Blueshirt Banter, and Flyers blog, Broad Street Hockey. For everything Winter Classic in the build-up to the game, head over to our NHL Winter Classic StoryStream.