ESPN to Cover Entire 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship

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Regional Action March 27-29; John Buccigross and Barry Melrose Call Frozen Four April 9 and 11

ESPN’s long-standing commitment to the NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship resumes in 2015 with coverage of every game for the 11th consecutive year, the Frozen Four for the 21st year and the Championship game for the 36th year.

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship begins with eight regional semifinals and four regional finals from March 27-29 across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. The Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H., will begin on Friday, March 27, with Yale vs. No. 3 seed Boston University (2 p.m. ET on ESPNU), followed by Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth (5:30 p.m. on ESPNU). The Northeast Regional Final is set for Saturday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.  The West Regional also begins March 27, which will showcase St. Cloud State vs. Michigan Tech (4:30 p.m. on ESPN3), followed by Quinnipiac vs. No. 2 seed North Dakota (8 p.m. on ESPNU). The West regional final is March 28 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.

The East and Midwest will hold its two respective semifinals on Saturday, March 28, and its finals Sunday, March 29. In the East Regional Semifinals, Boston College will play Denver (3 p.m. on ESPN2), followed by Providence vs. No. 4 seed Miami (Ohio) (6:30 p.m. on ESPNU). The East Regional Final is set for March 29 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU. In the Midwest Region, Rochester Institute of Technology will play the No. 1 seed Minnesota State Mankato in the first semifinal (4 p.m. on ESPNU), followed by Harvard vs. Omaha (7:30 p.m. on ESPN3). The Midwest Regional Final will be played on March 29, at 7:30 p.m.

The Frozen Four will be held at the TD Garden in Boston with the two semifinals on Thursday, April 9, on ESPN2 (5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.) and the Frozen Four National Championship game on Saturday, April 11, on ESPN (7:30 p.m.). Additionally, ESPN3 will offer ESPN3 Surround for all three games, which will feature alternate camera angles and natural sound.  Every game of the 2015 Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship is available on WatchESPN.

The complete 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship bracket can be found here.
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ESPN NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship Commentators

ESPN’s lead hockey play-by-play commentator John Buccigross teams up with lead hockey analyst Barry Melrose to call the action in the East Regional (Providence, R.I.) and, for the third consecutive year, the Frozen Four.  Quint Kessenich will, once again, be the reporter with Buccigross and Melrose at both the East Regional and Frozen Four.

Buccigross called ESPN’s entire regular season Big Ten hockey schedule in 2014-15. The popular SportsCenter anchor has developed a passionate following on Twitter (@Buccigross) through consistent college hockey dialogue with fans (#cawlidgehawkey) and by showcasing hockey throughout the country.  This year, ESPN will incorporate the makeshift hockey rinks highlighted by Buccigross, often on ponds or built in backyards, into its coverage. Fans can still tweet their photos and tag them #FrozenFour for potential use on air.

Melrose, who has been with ESPN  18 of the last 19 years and has been an analyst for several Frozen Fours, played 11 seasons in the NHL before leading the Los Angeles Kings to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals as head coach.

Other ESPN broadcast tandems: Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe (Northeast Regional), Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin (West Regional) and Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion (Midwest Regional).  Both Jaffe and Ritchlin played at Michigan and Geoffrion played at Wisconsin, where he earned the Hobey Baker Award in 2010.

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Programming Schedule

NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship — Regional Coverage

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators  Location Network
Fri, March 27 2 p.m. Northeast Regional – Semifinal

Yale vs. No. 3 Boston University

Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. West Regional – Semifinal
St. Cloud State vs. Michigan Tech
 

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D.  ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Northeast Regional – Semifinal
Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth
Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPNU
  8 p.m. West Regional – Semifinal
Quinnipiac vs. No. 2 North Dakota
 

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. ESPNU
Sat, March 28 3 p.m. East Regional  –  Semifinal
Boston College vs. Denver
 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Dunkin’ Donuts Center,  Providence, R.I. ESPN2
  4 p.m. Midwest Regional –  Semifinal
Rochester Institute of Technology vs. No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato 

Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Compton Family Ice Arena, South Bend, Ind. ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. Northeast Regional – Final

Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. East Regional – Semifinal
Providence vs. No. 4 Miami (Ohio)
John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Midwest Regional – Semifinal
Harvard vs. Omaha
Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion
Compton Family Ice Arena, South Bend, Ind. ESPN3
  9 p.m. West Regional – Final

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. ESPNU
Sun, March 29 5 p.m. East Regional  –  Final

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Midwest Regional – Final

Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Compton Family Ice Arena,  South Bend, Ind. ESPNU

NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four Coverage

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Location Network
Thurs, April 9 5 p.m. Frozen Four  – Semifinal No. 1

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN2 and ESPN3
Thurs, April 9 8:30 p.m. Frozen Four  – Semifinal No. 2

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN2 and ESPN3
Sat, April 11 7:30 p.m. Frozen Four  – Championship Game

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN and ESPN3

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NBCSN Presents Stanley Cup Final Rematches This Week, Including Kings-Rangers Tomorrow Night & Blackhawks-Flyers On Wednesday Night Rivalry

nhl-nbc-rivalry2014 Stanley Cup Rematch – League-Leading New York Rangers Host Los Angeles Kings Tomorrow Night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

2010 Stanley Cup Rematch – Chicago Blackhawks Visit Philadelphia Flyers on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

San Jose Sharks Visit Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 23, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBCSN features a pair of recent Stanley Cup Final matchups, beginning tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, when Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings visit Rick Nash and the league-leading New York Rangers in the Kings’ only visit to Madison Square Garden this season.

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET, when Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks visit Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers.

This week’s coverage concludes on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. ET with NBCSN’s third interconference matchup of the week, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks.

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of this week’s NHL matchups.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow and Sunday night, and at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Liam McHugh and Kathryn Tappen will host this week’s coverage alongside analysts and former players 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.

KINGS-RANGERS – TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN presents a rematch of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final tomorrow night, as the league-leading New York Rangers host a Los Angeles Kings club fighting to earn a playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Rangers (46-18-7, 99 points) are tied with Montreal and Anaheim for the most points in the NHL, and have games in hand on both teams as they aim to clinch their first Presidents’ Trophy since the 1993-94 season. Last night, New York notched a 7-2 victory against the Ducks on NBCSN, as Derek Stepan and Keith Yandle both posted three-point outings in the game.

Los Angeles (34-23-14, 82 pts) is in the midst of the battle for the final spots in the Western Conference playoff race. The Kings trail Calgary by two points for the third playoff spot in the Pacific Division, and are four points behind Winnipeg for the final Wild Card spot. Eight of the Kings’ final 11 games are on the road, including a visit to New Jersey to face the Devils tonight.

Tomorrow night’s matchup on NBCSN is the Kings’ first visit to Madison Square Garden since Game 4 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final, when the Rangers defeated the Kings by a score of 2-1 to stave off elimination. Earlier this season, the Rangers erased a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Kings 4-3 in Los Angeles on Jan. 8.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from Madison Square Garden in New York. Tomorrow night’s game will be locally blacked out in New York.

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

Chicago visits Philadelphia on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry in a rematch of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, as the Blackhawks look to continue their strong play down the stretch. Chicago (43-22-6, 92 pts) has posted a 12-4-4 record since Feb. 6, and sits in third place in the Central Division, four points behind Nashville (96) and five behind St. Louis (97) with two games in hand on both teams. Chicago visits Carolina tonight for a tilt with the Hurricanes, prior to Wednesday night’s matchup in Philadelphia.

The Flyers (29-29-16, 74 pts) return home after a four-game Canadian road trip and face the Blackhawks for the first time since Oct. 21, when Philadelphia suffered a 4-0 shutout loss in Chicago. Wednesday’s game is just the sixth meeting between the Blackhawks and Flyers since Chicago’s victory over Philadelphia in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. The home team has won four of five meetings, and Chicago hasn’t won in Philadelphia since their Game 6 Stanley Cup Final clincher.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator and Sports Illustrated 2014 Media Person of the Year Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk and Inside-the-Glass analyst Pierre McGuire will call have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

SHARKS-PENGUINS – SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Penguins host the Sharks on Sunday night on NBCSN, as Pittsburgh continues its march towards a ninth-straight postseason berth. The Penguins (40-22-10, 90 pts) are currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points behind the New York Islanders. Pittsburgh earned a 3-1 win in Arizona on Saturday night, led by a goal and an assist from Sidney Crosby, who currently leads the league with 74 points.

The Sharks (35-29-8, 78 pts) are in the midst of a seven-game road trip and will need a late-season push to reach the playoffs. Two weeks ago, the Sharks beat the Penguins by a score of 2-1 in a shootout in San Jose.

Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will have the call from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sunday night’s game will be locally blacked out in Pittsburgh.

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

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 24 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers NBCSN 7 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Chicago-Philadelphia (Encore) NBCSN 10 p.m.
Wed., March 25 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Chicago at Philadelphia NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 29 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh NBCSN 7:30 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 on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

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Rangers-Red Wings On Wednesday Night Rivalry, Red Wings-Bruins On NBC’S Game Of The Week Highlight NBC Sports Group’s NHL Coverage This Week

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Rick Nash and Rangers Visit Pavel Datsyuk and Red Wings on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry at 8 p.m. ET

Milan Lucic and Bruins Host Red Wings on NBC’s NHL Game of the Week Sunday at Noon ET

Jonathan Toews and Blackhawks Host Rangers Sunday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Steven Stamkos and Lightning Host Sabres

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2015 – This week’s NHL coverage on NBC and NBCSN features three Original Six matchups with teams jockeying for playoff positioning, beginning with a Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN between Rick Nash and the New York Rangers, and Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings will be featured on the NHL Game of the Week on NBC at Noon ET on Sunday, when they travel to Boston to face Milan Lucic and the Bruins. Sunday’s coverage also features an interconference Original Six contest at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the Rangers visit Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks.

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 call NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup between the Rangers and Red Wings. Emrick and McGuire will be on the call for Red Wings-Bruins on the NHL Game of the Week on Sunday.

This week’s coverage begins tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning host Tyler Ennis and the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL Live, NBCSN’s pre- and post-game NHL studio show, begins one hour prior to puck drop of Sabres-Lightning and Rangers-Red Wings. 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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – RANGERS-RED WINGS – WEDNESDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

The Rangers and Red Wings face off for their second Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup this season. On Nov. 5, Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored with 7.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but New York’s Derick Brassard scored 1:50 into the extra session to give the Rangers a 4-3 overtime win. New York (38-17-6, 82 pts) and Detroit (35-15-11, 81 pts) enter this week both battling for positioning in their respective divisions.

The Rangers lost to Philadelphia 4-2 on Saturday night on NBC, their first regulation loss three weeks, and sit two points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders. Detroit trails Tampa Bay by one point for second place in the Atlantic Division, and enters Wednesday night’s game following a 4-1-1 western swing, which included wins at Chicago, San Jose and Nashville.

Rick Nash currently ranks second in the NHL with 37 goals scored, four shy of his career high. In addition, Wednesday night’s matchup will likely feature newly-acquired players for both teams. The Rangers acquired defenseman Keith Yandle, who is tied for second amongst all defensemen in assists (37), from the Arizona Coyotes, while the Red Wings acquired veteran forward Erik Cole, a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes, and veteran defenseman Marek Zidlicky.

NHL GAME OF THE WEEK – RED WINGS-BRUINS – SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON NBC

The Red Wings’ week concludes in Boston on Sunday on NBC, as the Bruins look to hold on to the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston (31-22-9, 71 pts) enters the week following wins in three of its last four games, including back-to-back wins against New Jersey and Arizona last weekend. Boston also made an addition at the trade deadline, acquiring forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins boast eight players with at least 10 goals, including defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug.

Sunday’s game marks the fourth of five matchups between the Red Wings and Bruins this season. Each team has won once in regulation, and Boston earned an extra point in the season series via a 3-2 shootout win on Oct. 15.

RANGERS-BLACKHAWKS – SUNDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Sunday’s coverage continues on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET, when the Rangers travel to Chicago to face the Blackhawks. Chicago (37-21-5, 79 pts) earned back-to-back wins in a home-and-home series with the Florida Panthers last week, but fell 4-0 to the Lightning on Friday night. The Blackhawks are in third place in the Central Division, three points ahead of Winnipeg and six points behind St. Louis. The Blackhawks, who face Carolina on Monday night, also made additions prior to the trade deadline, acquiring center Antoine Vermette from Arizona, and defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia. Team captain Jonathan Toews leads all active Blackhawks with 50 points (19g/31a), and has scored a goal in three of his last four games.

Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst) will have the call from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

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

The Sabres visit the Lightning tomorrow night on NBCSN, as Tampa Bay looks to keep pace in the competitive Atlantic Division. The Lightning (38-20-6, 82 pts) trail Eastern Conference-leading Montreal by five points, and open a three-game homestand tomorrow night against teams currently out of the playoff picture. Tampa Bay bolstered its defensive corps on Monday prior to the trade deadline, adding defenseman Braydon Coburn in a deal with Philadelphia.

Rick Peckham (play-by-play) and Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call the action from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

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

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Tues., March 3 NHL Live NBCSN 6:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NHL Rivals – Original Six (Encore) NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
NHL Top 10s (Encore) NBCSN 11 p.m.
Wed., March 4 NHL Live NBCSN 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Rivalry – N.Y. Rangers at Detroit NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sun., March 8 NHL Game of the Week – Detroit at Boston NBC Noon
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago NBCSN 7:30 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.

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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.

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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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