NHL Outdoor Game Play-by-Play Debut for Tirico
Tirico to Call Four NHL Matchups this Month, Beginning Tonight with Wednesday Night Hockey Between Bruins-Flyers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 3, 2021 – Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties for the two NHL outdoor matchups at Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Feb. 20, between the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Sunday, Feb. 21, featuring the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. The Lake Tahoe matchups will mark Tirico’s play-by-play debut on an NHL outdoor game in his storied broadcasting career.
Tirico hosts NBC Olympics’ primetime coverage, Football Night in America and many other premier events, and serves as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football coverage. He made his NHL play-by-play debut in Feb. of 2019 and has worked numerous games since, including during the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifying Round.
Over the course of the month, Tirico will call four NHL matchups, beginning with tonight’s Wednesday Night Hockey clash between David Pastrnak and Claude Giroux and rivals Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. He’ll call the game alongside U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst). He will also handle play-by-play for a Wednesday Night Hockey matchup between Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks and Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET with Olczyk.
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Below is NBC Sports’ remaining schedule of NHL coverage this week:
|Wed., February 3||Detroit at Tampa Bay^||John Forslund, Joe Micheletti||5:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Boston at Philadelphia||Mike Tirico, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|NHL Overtime||Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Anson Carter||10:30 p.m.*||NBCSN|
|Sun., February 7||Philadelphia at Washington||John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk, Brian Boucher||Noon||NBC|
*Immediately following game coverage
^Blacked out in local Detroit and Tampa Bay markets
2020-21 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports is scheduled to present roughly 100 games featuring all 31 teams on NBC and NBCSN during the 2020-21 NHL regular-season, including a record 16 regular-season games on the NBC broadcast network. Click here for more info.