FOUR DIVISION LEADERS TAKE THE NHL NETWORK-U.S. SPOTLIGHT AS THURSDAY’S “GAME OF THE WEEK,” FEATURING WASHINGTON @ CAROLINA, LAUNCHES FIVE GAMES IN THREE DAYS
NEW YORK (March 13, 2013) – The Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks, who lead their respective divisions, will be in the spotlight as the NHL Network-U.S. airs five live games over the next three days beginning with tomorrow’s “Game of the Week” featuring the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals in a Southeast Division match-up. The Hurricanes, who won the opener of the set 4-0 last night, host the Capitals at PNC Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “There’s a certain ‘old-school’ element each time you get division rivals together in a home-and-home series. Throw in the urgency for the Capitals at this stage of the season and it should make for a thrilling rematch. Washington needs a win and Carolina wants to pad their division lead. Lots of subplots in a very intriguing matchup!” – Steve Mears, co-host of CISCO NHL LIVE.
NHL.COM GAME PREVIEW (WASH @ CAR): http://bit.ly/YoiNnt
Additional live-game coverage this weekend on NHL Network-U.S. includes a contest Friday between New Jersey and Philadelphia, followed Saturday by a triple-header that features Sidney Crosby and the Atlantic-leading Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the New York Rangers; the Northeast-leading Canadiens visiting the Devils and the Northwest-leading
Canucks hosting the Detroit Red Wings.
NHL NETWORK-U.S. WEEKEND LIVE GAME SCHEDULE:
Friday, Mar. 15 – New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers (7:00 p.m. ET)
Saturday, Mar. 16 – New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins (1:00 p.m. ET),
Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils (7:00 p.m. ET, CBC), and Detroit Red Wings at Vancouver Canucks (10:30 p.m. ET, CBC)