NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Social Unveil Trade Deadline Coverage Plans

nhl-logoNHL NETWORK, NHL.COM AND NHL SOCIAL UNVEIL TRADE DEADLINE COVERAGE PLANS

NHL Network U.S., NHL.com to Simulcast Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline to U.S. Fans

Fans Can Follow the Action via Official Hashtag #NHLtrade

NEW YORK (February 27, 2015) – NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will offer fans the most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline™. From now through the 3 p.m. ET deadline on Monday, March 2, NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social will provide breaking news, exclusive interviews, insider information and official player transactions.

NHL.com
NHL.com provides a one-stop destination to follow all the activity on the day of the NHL Trade Deadline. U.S. viewers can stream Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage live online, while all fans can get trade alerts, view the list of completed deals, read articles, watch exclusive analysis videos and chat with NHL.com writers and NHL Network talent about all the day’s developments. At 5 p.m. ET, don’t miss NHL Network’s 2015 Trade Deadline Digital Recap Show, as E.J. Hradek, John MacLean and Mike Rupp break down all the trades. For the first time ever, the NHL app will feature a trade tracker to offer fans real-time updates.

NHL Network
Starting at 8 a.m. ET on March 2, NHL Network in the U.S. will simulcast Hockey Central Trade Deadline. From Stanley Cup® winners to former NHL GMs, executives and Hall of Famers, Sportsnet’s extraordinary broadcast team will ensure the action is covered from every angle:

Main Desk –Host Daren Millard will be joined by Mike Johnson, Nick Kypreos and Kelly Hrudey to navigate a day’s worth of news

Breaking News Desk – Christine Simpson will be joined by Elliotte Friedman, Chris Johnston and John Shannon to deliver the latest trades and rumors

Reaction Panel – Jeff Marek will referee the expert panel of Glenn Healy, Doug MacLean, Darren Pang and Craig Simpson as they debate and discuss the big moves

Analytics – Damien Cox will dissect the trades of the day, using analytics to explain the ins and outs of each trade and how each player fulfills a team’s needs

In the Hot Seat George Stroumboulopoulos will provide insightful interviews and discussions throughout the day

Digital Zone – Sophia Jurksztowicz will keep a pulse on the fan reaction on social media

Around the League –Sportsnet’s comprehensive network of reporters will check in from across the League to share reactions in real-time
NHL Network’s full breakdown of the day’s transactions will begin at 6 p.m. ET with NHL Tonight™: 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day Recap Show, hosted by Mike Kelly and analyst Craig Button from the NHL Network’s studios in Toronto. Starting at 10 p.m. ET, NHL Tonight 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day with Mark Roe and Kevin Weekes will recap the day of trades and deliver highlights from the NHL action on the ice.

NHL Network-U.S. Schedule for 2015 NHL Trade Deadline
All Times Eastern

Monday, March 2
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Simulcast of Sportsnet’s Hockey Central Trade Deadline (U.S. only)
6 p.m. NHL Tonight™: 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day Recap Show
10 p.m. NHL Tonight 2014-15 Trade Deadline Day

NHL Social
The NHL Social™ team will provide fans with up to date information on official trade announcements and editorial coverage on Twitter (@NHL), Facebook (NHL), and Snapchat (‘NHL’). Fans, media, and broadcasters are encouraged to join in the conversation with the official hashtag #NHLtrade across social media. 

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Broadway vs. Broad Street In Primetime – Philadelphia Flyers Host New York Rangers On NBC In Primetime Saturday Night At 8 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_2Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins Visit Alex Ovechkin and Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

League-Leading Nashville Predators Host Minnesota Wild Thursday Night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Kicks Off Tomorrow Night with Flyers-Hurricanes at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Concludes Sunday with Ducks-Stars at 8 p.m. ET

College Hockey – Notre Dame Hosts No. 9 Boston College in Hockey East Matchups Friday and Saturday on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 23, 2015 – Broad Street meets Broadway this Saturday night in primetime on NBC, when Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers host Rick Nash and the New York Rangers on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday night’s game marks the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL game on NBC in primetime. This week’s hockey coverage on NBCSN features six games, highlighted by a Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of NBC’s Saturday night primetime matchup between the Rangers and Flyers, and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Penguins and Capitals.

The top team in the NHL will face off against the league’s hottest team on Thursday night on NBCSN, when Pekka Rinne and the league-leading Nashville Predators (87 points) host Zach Parise and the upstart Minnesota Wild, 11-1-2 in their last 14 games, at 8:30 p.m. ET. NHL coverage concludes Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, when Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars host Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks. This week’s slate of games begins tomorrow night in Carolina, when Eric Staal and the Hurricanes host the Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In addition to this week’s NHL coverage, NBCSN will present a pair of Hockey East matchups on Friday and Saturday nights, featuring the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of all games on NBCSN this week, except for tomorrow night’s coverage which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

RANGERS-FLYERS – SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Rangers and Flyers clash Saturday night in primetime on NBC as both teams jockey for positioning in the Metropolitan Division. Saturday’s game is the first regularly-scheduled non-Stadium Series NHL regular-season matchup in primetime on NBC since the network acquired NHL rights in 2006*. The Flyers (26-23-11, 63 pts) enter this week’s action four points behind the Bruins for the final Wild Card playoff spot, boast points in nine of their last 10 games, and look to build off of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Washington on NBC. The Rangers (36-16-6, 78 pts) have also recorded a point nine of 10 games, including a 4-3 shootout win over Columbus on Sunday night.

Saturday night’s game will feature two of the league’s premier offensive forces. Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek has 63 points, one shy of Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom for the league lead, while New York’s Rick Nash has netted 37 goals, one behind Alex Ovechkin (38) for tops in the NHL.

*Note: NBC’s presentation of the 2011 NHL Winter Classic was moved to primetime due to weather conditions, and NBC’s presentation of the 2014 Stadium Series game between the Blackhawks and Penguins aired in primetime.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – PENGUINS-CAPITALS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins and Capitals enter their Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup separated by just one point in the Metropolitan Division standings. Pittsburgh (34-17-9, 77 pts) is coming off a 5-1 victory over Florida on Sunday, while the Caps fell to the Flyers in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. Washington has dominated the season series thus far against Pittsburgh, going 3-0 against the Penguins, and outscoring them 10-1 over those three contests.

Ovechkin and Crosby are currently tied for fifth in the NHL in points (61), and Ovechkin boasts the league lead in power play goals (17) and shots on goal (299).

WILD-PREDATORS – THURSDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Thursday night’s Central Division contest between the Wild and Predators pits the hottest team in the NHL against the league leaders. Minnesota (31-21-7, 69 pts) boasts a 13-2-2 record over its last 17 games, led by 16 points from Zach Parise (11g/5a) and strong goaltending from Devan Dubnyk in that span, propelling them at this time into the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. Nashville (40-13-7, 87 pts) continues to lead the NHL, six points clear of Anaheim and Montreal, led by goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL in wins (34), and ranks second in goals against average and save percentage. This marks Minnesota’s first visit to Nashville with season, where the Predators have gone 25-3-1 this year.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

DUCKS-STARS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Ducks face the Stars on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Anaheim looks to build upon its Pacific Division lead, while Dallas continues to battle for playoff contention. Anaheim (37-16-7, 81 pts) leads Vancouver by 10 points for the division lead, and defeated Edmonton 2-1 on Saturday night. Dallas (27-24-9, 63 pts) trails Minnesota by six points, and fell to the Wild 6-2 on Sunday night.

John Forslund (play-by-play) and Daryl Reaugh (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

FLYERS-HURRICANES – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s coverage kicks off tomorrow night in Raleigh, N.C., when the Carolina Hurricanes host the Flyers. The Hurricanes (21-30-7, 49 pts) fell 3-1 to the Devils in New Jersey on Saturday night, but defeated Philadelphia 2-1 in their most recent meeting on Jan. 2.

Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) and Chris Therien will call the action from PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – NOTRE DAME VS. NO. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a Hockey East series this Friday and Saturday night between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 9 Boston College Eagles. Puck drop for Friday night is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET, and Saturday night’s coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET. The Eagles are in second place in Hockey East, and feature freshman defenseman and NHL prospect Noah Hanifin, projected to be a top defenseman in the 2015 NHL Draft. Notre Dame enters the final weekend of Hockey East tied for third place in the league, after an impressive weekend at then-No. 3 Boston University, following a 2-2 tie on Friday with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) calls the action for both games. Pierre McGuire (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will be on the call Friday night, and Anson Carter will provide analysis on Saturday night.

Following is this week’s NHL telecast schedule on NBC and NBCSN. Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., February 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Penguins-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
NHL Top 10s NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Wed., February 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Pittsburgh at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.
Thurs., February 26 NHL Live NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
Fri., February 27 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., February 28 College Hockey – No. 9 Boston College at Notre Dame NBCSN 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia NBC 8 p.m.
Sun., March 1 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Dallas NBCSN 8 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream this week’s NHL coverage NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

NBCSN Presents Comprehensive Coverage Of 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Beginning Friday; NHL All-Star Game Airs Sunday At 5 P.M. ET

nhl_nbc_22015 NHL All-Star Game – Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN’s Coverage Begins with NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET; NHL Skills Competition Airs Saturday Night at 7 p.m. ET

Crosby & Penguins Host Toews & Blackhawks Tomorrow Night on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday Nightcap – Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks – 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Penguins Visit Giroux & Flyers Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 20, 2015 – The best hockey players in the world will come together this weekend, as NBCSN presents comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Coverage continues Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and culminates with the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. ET.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to the All-Star Game on Sunday, there are three games on NBCSN this week, featuring 13 All-Star selections. Eight All-Stars will play in tomorrow night’s Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown on NBCSN, when All-Star Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host All-Star captain Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks at 8 p.m. ET. All-Star defenseman Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks will host fellow All-Star blue-liner Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN’s Wednesday nightcap.

Coverage begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, as All-Stars Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers host the in-state rival Pittsburgh Penguins, followed by NHL Rivals at 10:30 p.m. ET, which examines the budding rivalry between the Blackhawks and Penguins.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of this week’s games. Liam McHugh will host this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

NHL ALL-STAR WEEKENDFRIDAYSUNDAY ON NBCSN

NBCSN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend begins Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. Hosts Kathryn Tappen and Daren Millard will be joined by Pierre McGuire to break down the selections of Team Toews and Team Foligno, following last week’s selections of Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and Columbus’ Nick Foligno as captains.

Saturday’s coverage of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as Dave Strader (play-by-play), Olczyk, and McGuire provide live commentary of the hardest shots, fastest skaters, and best shootout moves.

The weekend-long coverage culminates with NBCSN’s live presentation of the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET, with Emrick, Olczyk and McGuire on the call.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – BLACKHAWKS-PENGUINS – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Five Blackhawks All-Stars and three Penguins All-Stars will face off tomorrow night on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry in Pittsburgh. All five of the Blackhawks’ All-Star selections (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Corey Crawford) received more than one million All-Star votes, including All-Star captain Jonathan Toews. Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were selected along with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who replaces injured goaltender Jimmy Howard.

Tomorrow’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. The Blackhawks (28-15-2, 58 pts) currently sit in third place in the competitive Central Division, and host the Arizona Coyotes tonight. The Penguins (26-12-6, 58 pts) are in second place in the Metropolitan Division, and visit the Philadelphia Flyers tonight on NBCSN.

Emrick, Olczyk, and McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTCAP – KINGS-SHARKS – TOMORROW AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Tomorrow’s Wednesday nightcap features three 2015 NHL All-Star selections when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 p.m. ET. Sharks All-Star Brent Burns ranks third amongst all defensemen with 35 points (11g/24a), and has as many assists as fellow All-Star blue-liner and King Drew Doughty, who will represent Los Angeles along with team-leading scorer Anze Kopitar.

The Kings are looking to rebound from a 2-1 overtime loss against the Calgary Flames on Sunday, while San Jose hopes to bounce back from yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils. Despite their recent struggles, the two teams are separated by two points in the Pacific Division, and San Jose is just one point behind Vancouver for second place.

Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Jamie Baker (analyst) will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

PENGUINS-FLYERS – TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET

Tonight’s coverage features a Keystone State rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers, and four of the top five point-getters in the league. Philadelphia boasts two All-Star selections in captain Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Voracek’s 55 points (17g/38a) currently lead the league, while Giroux sits in tied for fourth with 50 points (15g/35a) with Malkin (19g/31a). Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has amassed 51 points (15g/36a) to rank third in the league, despite playing in only 41 games.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Note: Games are subject to local blackout.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., January 20 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Blackhawks-Penguins NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., January 21 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wednesday Nightcap – Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Fri., January 23 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft Pre-Show NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft NBCSN 8 p.m.
NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft (Encore) NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sat., January 24 NHL All-Star Skills Competition NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sun., January 25 NHL All-Star Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 2:30 p.m.
NHL All-Star Game NBCSN 5 p.m.

NHL LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate from downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl week. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the program will be located at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN will feature six NHL telecasts during the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX, including the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry on Jan. 28. The week will also feature rematches of the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals meet at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Sidney Crosby & Pittsburgh Penguins Host Henrik Lundqvist & New York Rangers In 2014-15 Debut Of NHL Game Of The Week Sunday At 12:30 P.M. Et On NBC

nhl_nbc_2Wednesday Night Rivalry – Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals Host Claude Giroux and Philadelphia Flyers – Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NHL Coverage Begins Tomorrow with Wild-Penguins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Concludes Sunday with Sabres-Red Wings at 8 p.m. ET

NBCSN Presents Comprehensive 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend Coverage – Jan. 23-25

College Hockey on NBCSN – Notre Dame Hosts UConn Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, New Hampshire Hosts UMass Amherst Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 12, 2015 – Some of the NHL’s biggest stars will be showcased on NBC and NBCSN this week, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on the 2014-15 debut of NBC’s NHL Game of the Week. On Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals face Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET.

This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild travel to Pittsburgh to face Crosby and the Penguins. Coverage concludes on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings host 2015 NHL All-Star top vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons and the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow, and at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Sunday. Kathryn Tappen and Liam McHugh will combine to anchor this week’s coverage alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. NHL insider Bob McKenzie will join NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry coverage to provide the latest in-depth news from around the league.

NBCSN continues its 2014-15 college hockey coverage with two Hockey East showdowns this weekend, beginning Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the UConn Huskies, followed by a matchup between the UMass Amherst Minutemen and New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NHL GAME OF THE WEEK – RANGERS-PENGUINS – SUNDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC

NBC’s NHL Game of the Week features two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference this Sunday. New York (24-11-4, 52 pts) enters the week as the hottest team in the NHL, with five straight wins and a 13-1-0 record in its last 14 games, led by Lundqvist’s 11-1-0 record in that span. The Penguins (25-10-6, 56 pts) currently sit one point behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders, and enter the week looking to build off of Sidney Crosby’s overtime game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Montreal on Saturday. Sunday’s matchup on NBC is the fourth meeting between the teams, and the home team has won all three games, including the Rangers’ 4-3 OT win in New York on Dec. 8.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – FLYERS-CAPITALS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Capitals (22-11-8, 52 pts) enter the week tied with the Rangers for third place in the Metropolitan Division, boasting points in 16 of their last 17 games (12-1-4), including a 3-2 win over Chicago in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic. Washington and Philadelphia will meet on Wednesday for the second time in less than a week. Last Thursday, NHL leading point-getter Jakub Voracek scored in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Capitals.

Emrick, Olczyk, and McGuire will have the call from Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

WILD-PENGUINS – TUESDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Wild and Penguins meet for the second time this season tomorrow night. In their first encounter of the 2014-15 season, Pittsburgh earned a 4-1 win over the Wild in Minnesota on Nov. 4. The Wild look to rebound following a 4-1 loss to Chicago last night on NBCSN.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

SABRES-RED WINGS – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Zemgus Girgensons and the Buffalo Sabres travel to Detroit to face Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings on Sunday night. Girgensons was the top vote-getter in the 2015 NHL All-Star voting, and leads the Sabres with 11 goals. In their last meeting on Dec. 23, Detroit scored four times in the third period in a 6-3 come-from-behind win over Buffalo.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will call the action from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

NBCSN PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE 2015 NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND COVERAGE – JAN. 23-25

NBCSN will present comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend from Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Friday, Jan. 23 and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 25. Coverage begins with the NHL Fantasy Draft on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the NHL Skills Competition on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. ET. All-Star Weekend coverage culminates with the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET.

Teams on NBC/NBCSN this week feature a combined nine players selected to the 2015 All-Star Team: Alex Ovechkin (Washington), Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh), Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux (Philadelphia), Rick Nash (N.Y. Rangers), Ryan Suter (Minnesota), Jimmy Howard (Detroit), and Zemgus Girgensons (Buffalo).

COLLEGE HOCKEY – UCONN-NOTRE DAME – FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the UConn Huskies in a Hockey East matchup on Friday night on NBCSN. The Fighting Irish enter the week looking to rebound from a 4-3 loss to Western Michigan on Saturday night, while the Huskies aim to build off a 2-0 shutout win over then-No. 5 ranked UMass Lowell.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will have the call from the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – UMASS AMHERST-NEW HAMPSHIRE – SATURDAY AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

UMass Amherst travels to Durham to face New Hampshire in NBCSN’s second Hockey East game this weekend. Last Friday, the Wildcats tied Dartmouth 2-2 on NBCSN. UMass Amherst and New Hampshire will also square off on Friday night in Massachusetts before closing out their home-and-home on NBCSN on Saturday night.

Dan Parkhurst (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will call the game from the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.

Note: Games are subject to local blackouts.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., January 13 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Flyers-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., January 14 NHL Rivals – Flyers-Capitals (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at Washington NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., January 16 College Hockey – UConn at Notre Dame NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., January 17 College Hockey – UMass Amherst at New Hampshire NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Sun., January 18 NHL Game of the Week – N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh NBC 12:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.

NHL LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate from downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl week. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 27, the program will be located at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN will feature six NHL telecasts during the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX, including the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry on Jan. 28. The week will also feature rematches of the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals meet at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Sidney Crosby & Penguins vs. Patrice Bergeron & Bruins On Wednesday Night Rivalry Highlight More Than 25 Hours Of Hockey Coverage On NBCSN This Week

NBCSN_LogoBruins Visit Penguins on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Coverage Begins with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET

Ryan Getzlaf and Anaheim Ducks Host Henrik Lundqvist and New York Rangers in Wednesday Nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET Following Bruins-Penguins

NBCSN’s NHL Coverage Begins with Sharks-Wild Tomorrow Night at 8 p.m. ET; Wild Visit Blackhawks Sunday Night at 8 p.m. ET

No. 3 Harvard vs. No. 19 Yale in “Rivalry On Ice” Saturday at 8 p.m. ET Highlight Three College Hockey Matchups on NBCSN This Weekend

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NHL Live Studio Coverage To Originate From Downtown Phoenix During Super Bowl Week

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 5, 2015 – NBCSN presents more than 25 hours of hockey coverage this week, including four NHL matchups and three college hockey games, highlighted by a doubleheader on Wednesday night featuring Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins against Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage continues with a Wednesday nightcap at 10:30 p.m. ET, when Ryan Getzlaf and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.

This week’s NHL coverage begins tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks visit Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild. Coverage concludes on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET, when Parise and the Wild travel to Chicago to face Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks.

NBCSN’s NHL pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. Liam McHugh anchors Tuesday night’s coverage alongside Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones, and hosts Wednesday night’s coverage with Mike Milbury, Roenick, Jones and NHL insider Bob McKenzie.

NBCSN continues its 2014-15 college hockey coverage with three games this week, highlighted by the “Rivalry On Ice” between the No. 3 Harvard Crimson and the No. 19 Yale Bulldogs from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET with the New Hampshire Wildcats hosting the Dartmouth Big Green, and continues Saturday at 6 p.m. ET with the Western Michigan Broncos against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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NHL LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL

NHL Live, NBC Sports Group’s pre- and post-game studio show, will originate from downtown Phoenix during Super Bowl week. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 27 the program will be located at “Super Bowl Central,” NBC Sports Group’s primary home for studio programing during Super Bowl week, located in downtown Phoenix.

Hosts Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will anchor NBCSN’s NHL Live coverage throughout the week, alongside former players and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick.

NBCSN will feature six NHL telecasts during the week prior to Super Bowl XLIX, including the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night Rivalry on Jan. 28. The week will also feature rematches of the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET, and the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET. On Super Bowl Sunday, the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals meet at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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BRUINS-PENGUINS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Wednesday Night Rivalry rings in the new year with a matchup between the Bruins and Penguins at 8 p.m. ET. The Bruins have earned points in nine of their last 11 games (4-2-5), but have dropped their past three games via overtime or shootout. The Penguins are currently tied with the New York Islanders with 53 points for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Crosby currently ranks second in the NHL in assists (32), while Evgeni Malkin is now tied for fourth overall with 43 points. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury leads all goaltenders with six shutouts.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

RANGERS-DUCKS – WEDNESDAY AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Rangers enter their Wednesday nightcap against the NHL-leading Ducks as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, boasting a 10-1-0 record in their last 11 games. Lundqvist and the Rangers have held their opponents to three goals or less in all 11 contests, including a 6-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Anaheim leads the NHL with a 26-9-6 record, and defeated Nashville 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will have the call from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SHARKS-WILD – TOMORROW AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Sharks and Wild meet tomorrow night for the third time this season, having split the first two games of their season series. Parise and the Wild defeated the Sharks 4-3 in a shootout on Oct. 30 in Minnesota, followed by a 2-1 Sharks victory in San Jose on Dec. 11. The Sharks face Winnipeg on Monday night, while the Wild look to rebound from a 7-1 loss on Saturday night to Dallas.

Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

WILD-BLACKHAWKS – SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks host the Wild on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET, entering the week after a 5-4 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars last night on NBCSN. Chicago is currently tied with Nashville for the top record in the Central Division, and boasts a 17-4-1 record since Nov. 16. The Wild and Blackhawks will face off on Thursday night in Minnesota prior to their matchup on Sunday night on NBCSN.

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

NO. 3 HARVARD -NO. 19 YALE – RIVALRY ON ICE – SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents the second iteration of the “Rivalry On Ice” this Saturday night, when the No. 3 Harvard Crimson face the No. 19 Yale Bulldogs at Madison Square Garden in New York. Harvard enters the game with just one loss this season (10-1-2), but it came at the hands of ECAC rival Yale in a 2-1 defeat at home on Nov. 15. The Crimson have not allowed more than three goals in any game this season. Yale (8-3-2) has won six of its last seven games, including a 3-1 win over then-No. 10 Vermont on Jan. 3.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden.

DARTMOUTH-NEW HAMPSHIRE – FRIDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Dartmouth Big Green visit the New Hampshire Wildcats in an interconference matchup on Friday night on NBCSN. The Big Green (ECAC) enter action following a 3-2 loss to Boston College on Jan. 3, while the Wildcats (Hockey East) look to build off a 6-2 win over then-No. 12 Nebraska-Omaha on Dec. 31.

Dave Goucher (play-by-play) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) will call the game from the Whittemore Center in Durham, N.H.

WESTERN MICHIGAN-NOTRE DAME – SATURDAY AT 6 P.M. ET

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday night on NBCSN. The Fighting Irish (Hockey East) split a pair of games in the Florida College Hockey Classic, including a win over No. 6 Miami (OH) on Dec. 28. Western Michigan (NCHC) looks to carry momentum from a 4-1 win against Penn State on Dec. 30.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Anson Carter (analyst) will call the game from the Compton Family Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Ind.

Note: Games are subject to local blackouts.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., January 6 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota NBCSN 8 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 11:30 p.m.
Wed., January 7 NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Boston at Pittsburgh NBCSN 8 p.m.
Wednesday Nightcap – N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Fri., January 9 NHL Top 10 (Encore) NBCSN 7 p.m.
Dartmouth at New Hampshire NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Sat., January 10 Western Michigan at Notre Dame NBCSN 6 p.m.
Rivalry On Ice – No. 3 Harvard vs. No. 19 Yale NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., January 11 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Social Announce 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Programming Plans

nhl-logoNHL NETWORK, NHL.COM AND NHL SOCIAL ANNOUNCE
2015 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC® PROGRAMMING PLANS

Highlights include Bridgestone NHL #WinterClassic Fan Freeze Digital Campaign:
Fans to Share Excitement for New Year’s Day Game via NHL.com and Social Media Platforms

NHL Network’s Three Days of Onsite Coverage Begins Tuesday, Dec. 30 with
“NHL Live Powered by Constellation at the NHL Winter Classic” Special at 3 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (December 29, 3014) – NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social’s™ programming plans for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the outdoor game between the Chicago Blackhawks® and the Washington Capitals® at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVA) will be filled with several days of exciting, in-depth coverage and activation across the National Hockey League’s media platforms.  

NHL Network™

NHL Network™ will begin its 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® live coverage on Tuesday, Dec. 30 with a special edition of NHL Live™ Powered by Constellation from 3-5 p.m. ET, hosted by EJ Hradek and Mark Roe from the NHL Network set overlooking left center field at Nationals Park.  

On New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, NHL Network’s three and a half hours of live coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET and offer a first look at the Capitals (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET) and Blackhawks (2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET) as each team takes to the ice for their first and only practice on the rink at Nationals Park. Host Kathryn Tappen will provide fans with exclusive coverage of the event, including interviews with current and former Capitals and Blackhawks players.

On New Year’s Day, NHL Network’s game day coverage will begin live at 11 a.m. ET and continue through to the 1:00 p.m. ET start of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®.  The live NHL Winter Classic Post-Game Show will air immediately following the game.  

The NHL Network talent team in D.C. will feature hosts Tappen and Roe; and analysts Hradek, Barry Melrose, Kevin Weekes, Mike Rupp, Martin Biron, and Billy Jaffe. Dave Strader will call the play-by-play for the League’s international broadcast with analyst Hradek.

NHL Network’s live coverage also will include the unveiling of a special culinary creation from Food Network star – and lifelong hockey fan – Duff Goldman at Spectator Plaza presented by Geico, the free NHL fan festival held at the Fairgrounds on game day.
NHL.com

 NHL.com, the ultimate online destination for hockey fans, will house complete coverage of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on its www.nhl.com/WinterClassic microsite, including:

· A dedicated webcam at Nationals Park plus daily updates to time-lapse footage of outdoor rink construction;
· Full written, video and photo coverage of key moments of the rink build;
· Features on Blackhawks and Capitals players, including first-person blog entries;
· Recaps of and video clips from the all-access docu-series, Road to the NHL Winter Classic
· Full coverage — including live streaming — of the Blackhawks’ and Capitals’ practices at Nationals Park; and
· Video of all press conferences and events, including analysis, interviews, highlights and key moments, plus live streams of the pre- and post-game shows on Jan. 1 from NHL Network
NHL Social™

The NHL Social™ team will be on the ground for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, including the Spectator Plaza free fan festival, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.  Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #WinterClassic and follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL) and Instagram (Instagram.com/NHL) for live, behind-the-scenes updates.

NHL Winter Classic title sponsor, Bridgestone, is partnering with NHL Social for two special digital initiatives:

10-Day Temperature Countdown: Building off Bridgestone’s popular “Conquer the Cold” campaign, NHL Social and Bridgestone are counting down to puck drop with images of the rink build at Nationals Park and corresponding temperature updates, which will be posted on all NHL Social channels and at the League’s nhl.com/WinterClassic microsite.  

Bridgestone NHL #WinterClassic Fan Freeze: Fans can join the Bridgestone NHL #WinterClassic Fan Freeze by submitting and sharing photos of how they’re “conquering the cold” in preparation for the much-anticipated outdoor game.  A select number of fans who share photos of how they’re planning to celebrate and experience the game using the hashtag #WinterClassic will be featured online at www.nhl.com/FanFreeze.

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New 30 for 30 Will Explore 1980 US Olympic Hockey Game Through the Soviet Lens

espn-logoESPN Films today announced a new 30 for 30 documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” that will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film, directed by Jonathan Hock (“The Best That Never Was” and “Survive and Advance”), will take a different look at the “Miracle on Ice.”

The story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history has been told. Or has it? On a Friday evening in Lake Placid, a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team, 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympic hockey competition. Americans couldn’t help but believe in miracles that night, and when the members of Team USA won the gold medal two days later, they became one for the ages.

But there was another, unchronicled side to the “Miracle On Ice.” The so-called bad guys from America’s ideological adversary were in reality good men and outstanding players, forged into the Big Red Machine by the genius and passion of Anatoli Tarasov. There was a reason they seemed unbeatable, especially after routing the Americans in an exhibition the week before the Winter Games began. And there was a certain shame in them having to live the rest of their lives with the results of February 22, 1980.

“Of Miracles and Men” will explore the scope of the “Miracle on Ice” through the Soviet lens with an intense focus on the game itself, giving it renewed suspense and a fresh perspective. But the journey of the stunned Soviet team didn’t begin – or end – in Lake Placid. In the wake of that famous loss, head coach Viktor Tikhonov and captain Slava Fetisov waged a personal battle that determined the future of Russian hockey.

“Somewhat similar to how our 30 for 30 film ‘The Two Escobars’ gave viewers a chance to look at the stunning defeat of Colombia in the 1994 World Cup from a different point of view, ‘Of Miracles and Men’ provides an opportunity to experience America’s shocking victory 35 years ago from the other side,” says ESPN Films Executive Producer John Dahl. “For example, we all know the famous Al Michaels call of the ‘Miracle on Ice’ but this time people will also hear how legendary Soviet broadcaster Nikolai Ozerov described the action. ‘Of Miracles and Men’ will give the audience a deeper understanding of what the Soviet hockey experience was like before, during and after that monumental event.”

Says director Jonathan Hock: “Of all the 30 For 30 films I’ve directed, ‘Of Miracles and Men’ is the most ambitious. I was raised in the 1970’s on the notion that Soviet hockey players were robots, part of a machine that played a heartless style of hockey. But given the beauty and creativity of their game, that never made sense to me. So I wanted to discover the truth about the men on the other side of the ‘Miracle on Ice’ game. It took us two years to dig up all the archival footage and find all the players, filming across seven time zones in Russia from Moscow to Siberia to Vladivostok. What we discovered was that, both before and after Lake Placid, something miraculous happened on their side as well. This is their story, about their ‘Miracle.’”

“Of Miracles and Men” is produced by Hock Films, with executive producer Maura Mandt and producer Don Kempf. Additional information including film clips and director statements and bios will be available on the 30 for 30 website espn.com/30for30; Follow 30 for 30 on Facebook (facebook.com/espn30for30) and Twitter (@30for30).

About ESPN Films

Created in March 2008, ESPN Films produces high-quality films showcasing some of the most compelling stories in sports.  In October 2009, ESPN Films launched the Peabody Award-winning, Producer’s Guild Award-winning and Emmy-nominated 30 for 30 film series. Inspired by ESPN’s 30th Anniversary, the films that made up the series were a thoughtful and innovative reflection on the past three decades told through the lens of diverse and interesting sports fans and social commentators. The strong reaction from both critics and fans led to the launch of 30 for 30 Volume II, which is currently underway. Additional projects from ESPN Films include the critically acclaimed Nine for IX series, SEC Storied and the Webby Award-winning 30 for 30 Shorts.

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Countdown to the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic

nhl-logoChicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals to Face Off Outdoors at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on New Year’s DayMonth-Long Celebration for Hockey Fans Everywhere to Be Highlighted by EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic Original Series, the Rink Build at Nationals Park, and Various Hockey-Themed Events in the Nation’s Capital

NEW YORK (December 5, 2014) – With just under four weeks until the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, the countdown to the much-anticipated outdoor match-up between the Chicago Blackhawks® and Washington Capitals® on New Year’s Day has begun.

Hockey’s biggest stars – including Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane – will take center stage as the Blackhawks and Capitals meet in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. The event will be broadcast live nationally on NBC in the United States and on CBC and TVA in Canada on 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1.

Events and activities leading up to the annual outdoor hockey celebration will include:

The Rink Build at Nationals Park
The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Ice Plant presented by York – the custom-built 53-foot, 300-ton capacity truck that houses the specialized equipment used to make the ice for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® and the world’s largest mobile rink refrigeration unit – will depart from the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Dec. 10 and arrive at Nationals Park on Dec. 15, when the rink build officially will begin. Approximately 61,000 square feet of armor decking will be installed to protect the field; and then the ice pans and dasher boards are scheduled to be installed. When ice-making begins, workers will create a nearly two-inch thick ice surface at Nationals Park ready for the best hockey players in the world to play on. Fans can follow the entire rink-build process through interactive features and extensive coverage, including the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® time lapse video on NHL.com and NHL Network.
       
EPIX Presents Road to the NHL Winter Classic™
The new original series, produced in partnership between premium TV network EPIX and the NHL, will premiere on Dec. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  The special series, produced by 52-time Emmy award winner Ross Greenburg, will bring viewers onto the ice and behind-the-scenes with the Blackhawks and the Capitals as they prepare for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For more information on the four-episode weekly series, including air dates and times, visit epix.com/NHL.

In The Kitchen with Duff Goldman
Food Network star – and lifelong hockey fan – Duff Goldman will be sharing exclusive Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic-themed content at NHL.com during the countdown to New Year’s Day game. In addition, the famed chef and owner of Charm City Cakes will also bring something sweet to Spectator Plaza presented by GEICO on Jan. 1.

NHL Legacy Event
Later today, Friday, Dec. 5, as part of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Legacy Initiative, the NHL and Capitals will unveil a refurbished street hockey rink in Southeast Washington, D.C. Watkins Rush Rink, located at the Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center, was formerly a basketball court, but due to high demand for a places to play hockey in the area it will be converted into a street hockey rink.

Team Practices at Nationals Park
The Blackhawks and the Capitals will take to the ice for the first time at Nationals Park for team practices and family skates on Dec. 31. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide full coverage of the team skates throughout the day.

Spectator Plaza presented by GEICO
On game day, the Spectator Plaza presented by GEICO, a free fan festival with hockey-themed attractions, music and fun for all ages, will be held at the Fairgrounds outside the Center Field Gate at Nationals Park, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET.  Additional information on the Spectator Plaza presented by GEICO and its many attractions will follow in the coming days.

Now an established tradition on the New Year’s Day sports calendar, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® continues to appeal to fans everywhere. The 2014 event at Michigan Stadium drew 105,491 fans, an all-time attendance record for an NHL game. Additionally, NBC’s average broadcast audience for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic tied as the largest for an NHL regular-season game in the U.S. in nearly four decades. Similarly, the event generated the largest audience ever for a non-playoff NHL game in Canadian broadcast history.

 NHL.com and NHL Network will deliver to fans comprehensive coverage of both teams as the event approaches. Additionally, through the type of access only the NHL can provide, fans will see all the information, stories, exclusive reporting and video they need to prepare for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For the latest on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, fans should follow the NHL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #WinterClassic.

The official 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® VIP ticket and hospitality packages are available exclusively from PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel and Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL®. Packages include a game ticket, Official PrimeSport Pregame Party access, hotel accommodations, and more. For more information, please visit www.PrimeSport.com.

Washington, D.C. is known for being a destination rich in stirring monuments and free, world-class museums. Find hundreds of free (and almost free) things to do, as well as restaurants, neighborhood guides, and suggested itineraries on www.Washington.org. Visitors in search of insider tips and seasonal specials should check out www.DCcool.com. As supporters of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, hotel members of Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for Washington, D.C. have created 40+ seasonal hotel packages on a securing booking platform, accessible on Washington.org.

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NHL AND WASHINGTON CAPITALS REFURBISH STREET HOCKEY RINK AS PART OF
2015 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC LEGACY INITIATIVE POWERED BY CONSTELLATION
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Washington Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis,
Members of D.C. Parks & Recreation and D.C. Public Schools Unveil Community Improvements

NEW YORK (December 5, 2014) – The National Hockey League® and Washington Capitals refurbished ‘Watkins Rush Rink,’ a street hockey rink at the Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. as part of the NHL’s Legacy Initiative, an on-going philanthropic endeavor in which the League, the local Club, and League partners support community organizations in the host city of an NHL event. Thanks to the generous support of NHL partners Bridgestone, Franklin, Constellation, Pepco, ECORE International, and CleanRiver Recycling Solutions, as well as local support from D.C. Parks & Recreation and D.C. Public Schools, the legacy initiative invested more than $115,000 into the community. Contributions include:
 
· Brand new Sport Court
· New team benches
· Rubber matting surrounding the rink made from 170 recycled tires
· Repaired netting
· Repaired boards
· Updated energy efficient lighting
· New goalie nets
· New recycle bin receptacles
· New street hockey equipment

In addition to what was donated to ‘Watkins Rush Rink,’ street hockey development and training was provided by the Washington Capitals for 23 physical education teachers in 21 D.C. public schools to implement the sport into their programming, and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for youth through hockey. All of these schools received brand new street hockey equipment including sticks, balls, nets, and goalie pads, which will benefit more than 8,000 local students. Twelve lucky Watkins Elementary School students were the first to use the new street hockey rink, alongside Washington Capitals alumni Sylvain Cote, Rod Langway, and Alan May.

“While the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be memorable in a host of ways, it is a priority for the National Hockey League that the impact of this outstanding event lasts long after the game concludes,” National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “By refurbishing Watkins Rush Rink, we hope to provide a source of fun and fitness to generations of youngsters who want to enjoy street hockey – while also supporting our commitment to environmentally friendly initiatives.”

“The Winter Classic is a fabulous showcase and celebration of hockey, and our partnership in the NHL’s Legacy program will have a lasting impact on the Southeast D.C. community for years to come through the refurbishment of the Watkins Rush Rink,” said Ted Leonsis, founder and chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We have participated in and witnessed a tremendous growth in local amateur hockey during the last decade, and this street hockey opportunity will introduce even more boys and girls to the sport. The Winter Classic, while a New Year’s Day spectacle, is more than just one game; it’s an event that impacts our team, our fans and our city. It’s an exciting time and opportunity for our organization and community.”

“DPR is appreciative of the gift of the equipment and renovations to the Watkins Rush Rink from the NHL and the Washington Capitals,” said Dr. Sharia Shanklin, acting director, D.C. Department of Parks & Recreation. “These organizations reached out to DPR so they could give back to this community and to help DPR bolster and expand our sports’ programs and opportunities for youth to participate in both street and ice hockey. These improvements will help spread the “Rock the Red” spirit across the District at the Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 but also here in our neighborhood on a daily basis.”

Jonathan Toews And Chicago Blackhawks Host David Backes And St. Louis Blues On Wednesday Night Rivalry On NBCSN

nhl-nbc-rivalryBlues-Blackhawks on Wednesday Night RivalryWednesday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN

NHL Doubleheader Tomorrow Night on NBCSN – Lightning-Sabres at 7:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Flyers-Sharks at 10 p.m. ET

College Hockey on NBCSN – No. 17 Boston College-New Hampshire Friday at 8 p.m. ET, Maine-No. 7 UMass Lowell Saturday at 8 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 1, 2014 – NBCSN presents a Central Division showdown on Wednesday Night Rivalry this week, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on NBCSN with NHL Live at 7 p.m. ET.

This week’s hockey coverage on NBCSN starts with a doubleheader tomorrow night, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning visit Tyler Ennis and the Buffalo Sabres. The second game of NBCSN’s Tuesday night NHL doubleheader features Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers against Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. ET.

NBCSN will present two Hockey East matchups this weekend as NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014-15 college hockey season continues. The New Hampshire Wildcats host the No. 17 Boston College Eagles on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a matchup between the Maine Black Bears and the No. 7 UMass-Lowell River Hawks on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live coverage of this week’s Blues-Blackhawks, Lightning-Sabres, Flyers-Sharks, New Hampshire-Boston College, and Maine-UMass-Lowell matchups.

This week’s NHL pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. Kathryn Tappen anchors tomorrow night’s studio coverage with analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick. Liam McHugh hosts Wednesday night’s coverage alongside Milbury, Roenick and Bob McKenzie, who joins NBC Sports Group this year with more than 35 years of hockey reporting experience.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY: BLUES-BLACKHAWKS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

St. Louis and Chicago renew their bitter Central Division rivalry on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, in the Blues’ first trip to United Center since their Game 6 loss to the Blackhawks in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, ending their 2014 campaign with four straight losses.

The Blues enter this Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup with wins in four of their last five games, including a 3-2 shootout victory against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Captain David Backes had the tying goal in the win, while leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and tallied the shootout winner. The Blackhawks have won six of their last seven games, including back-to-back 4-1 wins in Los Angeles and Anaheim last weekend. In their previous meeting this season, St. Louis overcame goals by Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg to defeat Chicago 3-2 on Oct. 25.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Chicago.

LIGHTNING-SABRES – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Steven Stamkos and the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Buffalo to face the Sabres tomorrow night on NBCSN. Stamkos ranks fifth in the NHL in points (28) and third in goals (15) for the Lightning, who lead the NHL in goals scored (84). The Sabres have won five of their last six games, including a home-and-home sweep of the Montreal Canadiens last weekend. Tampa Bay looks to earn a season sweep of the New York Rangers tonight, and could move to the top of the NHL standings with a victory.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will provide live commentary from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

FLYERS-SHARKS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Tomorrow’s NHL doubleheader on NBCSN continues at 10 p.m. ET, when Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks host Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Sharks look to build off a 6-4 win over Anaheim on Saturday night, led by two goals from Couture. In the Flyers’ most recent visit to San Jose last February, Giroux notched one goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over the Sharks.

Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Jamie Baker (analyst) will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – NO. 17 BOSTON COLLEGE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE FRIDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents two college hockey matchups this weekend featuring Hockey East teams, beginning on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET, when the New Hampshire Wildcats host the No. 17 Boston College Eagles. The Eagles look to rebound from a 1-0 loss to Providence College last Saturday, despite 37 saves from goaltender Thatcher Demko.

Dan Parkhurst (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) will provide live commentary the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, N.H.

COLLEGE HOCKEY – MAINE AT NO. 7 UMASS-LOWELL SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The No. 7 UMass-Lowell River Hawks host the Maine Black Bears Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET in this weekend’s second Hockey East matchup on NBCSN. The River Hawks are unbeaten in conference play (5-0-2), and will host UConn on Wednesday night prior to Saturday night’s game against the Black Bears.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and AJ Mleczko (analyst) will have the call from Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass.

Note: Tomorrow night’s Flyers-Sharks game is subject to local blackouts.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., December 2 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Buffalo NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Jose NBCSN 10 p.m.
Wed., December 3 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – St. Louis at Chicago NBCSN 8 p.m.
Fri., December 5 College Hockey – No. 17 Boston College at New Hampshire NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., December 6 College Hockey – Maine at No. 7 UMass-Lowell NBCSN 8 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-

Philadelphia Flyers Host New York Rangers In 2014 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown Friday at 1 P.M. ET on NBC

nhl_nbc_2Rangers Visit Flyers in 2014 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown Friday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC; NHL Live On-Site in Philadelphia

“I love playing hockey – I think I love watching my kids play hockey more than I love to play.” – Rangers Forward Martin St. Louis to Pierre McGuire

Boston Bruins Host Pittsburgh Penguins Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Detroit Red Wings Host Flyers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 24, 2014 – NBC’s coverage of the 2014-15 NHL regular season begins this Friday at 1 p.m. ET, when Martin St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers travel to Philadelphia to face Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Flyers in the 2014 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown. Coverage begins with NHL Live – NBC Sports Group’s NHL pre-game show – on-site from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., hosted by Kathryn Tappen, alongside analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

This week’s NHL coverage begins tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coverage continues on Wednesday night, when Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings host the Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide live coverage of Penguins-Bruins, Flyers-Red Wings, and Rangers-Flyers.

NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN: RANGERS AT FLYERS – FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC

The Flyers and Rangers face off in the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown this Friday on NBC following their Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown last week on NBCSN. Last Wednesday, goalie Cam Talbot stopped all 31 shots he faced, and Rangers leading scorer Rick Nash found the back of the net in a 2-0 victory in New York. The Flyers enter the week following a 4-2 victory on Saturday, and face the New York Islanders and Red Wings prior to Friday’s game. The Rangers travel to Tampa Bay on Wednesday to face the Lightning.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Philadelphia.

PIERRE MCGUIRE INTERVIEWS RANGERS FORWARD MARTIN ST. LOUIS

NBC’s coverage will feature a sit-down interview with Pierre McGuire and Rangers forward Martin St. Louis. St. Louis discussed the joy he gets from seeing his three young boys play hockey, while finding the balance between being a star hockey player, a husband and a father.

Following are excerpts from McGuire’s conversation with St. Louis:

St. Louis on the joy of watching his boys play hockey: “I love playing hockey – I think I love watching my kids play hockey more than I love to play. It’s great when they score, and for them, that’s the reward. Knowing the game the way I know the game, it’s the little things they do on the ice that nobody sees…but I see it, and that’s what makes me proud of how they play the game.”

St. Louis comparing his nerves on the ice to his nerves watching his boys on the ice: “I’m probably more on the edge of my seat watching them play than when I play, because when I play, I have control. When they’re out there, sometimes they get in a vulnerable position, and I tell them, ‘If you stay down, you better be hurt.’”

St. Louis on taking his boys to practice during early mornings after Rangers’ night games: “My dad (would take me to practice) at 6 a.m., 7 a.m.…it’s just part of being a dad. That’s the time that you can’t get back.”

PENGUINS AT BRUINS – TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s NHL coverage kicks off tonight, when the Penguins travel to Boston to face the Bruins at 7 p.m. ET. Sidney Crosby is currently tied with Dallas’ Tyler Seguin for second in the NHL in points (26), behind Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek (29), which has propelled Pittsburgh to the top spot in the Metropolitan Division (13-4-2), tied with the New York Islanders (14-6-0). Last year, the Bruins won two of three meetings against the Penguins, including both matchups in Boston.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will provide live commentary from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

FLYERS AT RED WINGS – WEDNESDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Coverage continues Wednesday when the Flyers travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Detroit looks to rebound from a 4-1 loss on Saturday to Toronto. In their last meeting on Oct. 25, Detroit outshot Philadelphia 37-17, but Flyers goaltender Ray Emery stopped 35 shots en route to a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings.

Jim Jackson (play-by-play), Bill Clement (analyst), and Chris Therien (Inside-The-Glass analyst) will have the call from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

This week’s pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live. Kathryn Tappen anchors tonight’s studio coverage with analysts Jeremy Roenick and Anson Carter, and hosts Wednesday night’s coverage alongside Keith Jones and Bob McKenzie.

Note: Both Penguins-Bruins and Flyers-Red Wings games are subject to local blackouts.

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Mon., November 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Boston NBCSN 7p.m.
Wed., November 26 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
Fri., November 28 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown – N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia NBCSN 1 p.m.

2014-15 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NHL markets such as Boston (Bruins), Philadelphia (Flyers), Washington D.C. (Capitals), Chicago (Blackhawks) and the Bay Area (Sharks), will air more than 300 live NHL games and surround the 2014-15 NHL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-