Friday Night Ice: College Hockey on NBC Sports Network Features Hockey East Tournament at 7 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – March 12, 2013 — Wednesday Night Rivalry continues tomorrow night on NBC Sports Network featuring the Philadelphia Flyers against the New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m. ET. The two Atlantic Division rivals are separated by only 90 miles, and have clashed in many memorable playoff series. Coverage begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk and ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will call the game live from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
KEITH JONES: “Two Atlantic Division teams that have developed a lot of dislike toward each other, especially because of big games and their playoff history. The Flyers will try to turn the tables on the Devils, seeking revenge for last year’s playoff ouster. The Devils have been a little bumpy as of late, but have some great stars on their side, such as Ilya Kovalchuk.”
MIKE ‘DOC’ EMRICK: “Rivalries often emerge from geography, become hostile in regular-season games, but are fierce from playoffs. There were early ’80s mismatches before the Devils went through the Flyers en route to two titles. Philadelphia responded by winning series games with their patented blend of skill and bile. I see heavy hits, brilliant saves and sets of penalties, for sure, and perhaps some scoring.”
NBC and NBC Sports Network’s NHL coverage will continue on Sun., Mar. 17 with the Boston Bruins facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by the Buffalo Sabres against the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Monday, March 18, the Tampa Bay Lighting will host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, followed by Tuesday’s coverage of Washington at Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Emrick (play-by-play), Olczyk (analyst) and McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass’) will call the action in Pittsburgh, Penn., while Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Sunday night’s coverage. Gord Miller and
Engblom will call Monday night’s coverage with Strader and McGuire on-hand in Pittsburgh for Tuesday’s coverage.
Next week’s Wednesday Night Rivalry will feature Minnesota at Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to the NHL, NBC Sports Network will resume Friday Night Ice, with live coverage of the Quarterfinal game in the Hockey East Tournament on March 15, where the University of Vermont will take on Boston College at 7 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Network will air coverage of both Semifinals next weekend, from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Steve Schlanger will serve as play-by-play announcer alongside ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Ken Hodge live from Conte Forum, in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
NBC and NBC Sports Network’s Upcoming Hockey Schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Wed., Mar. 13||Philadelphia at New Jersey||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., Mar. 15||Vermont at Boston College (college)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 17||Boston at Pittsburgh||12:30 p.m.||NBC|
|Buffalo at Washington||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 18||Philadelphia at Tampa Bay||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Tues., Mar. 19||Washington at Pittsburgh||7:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
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