Blazing Blackhawks, Original Six Franchises and Triple-Header Action Round
Out a Weekend Packed With Hours of Live Game Entertainment
NEW YORK (March 6, 2013) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet for the third time this season on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Center in the NHL Network-U.S. “Game of the Week.” A meeting between these teams renews one of the fiercest rivalries in the game.
Intense playoff battles and entertaining regular-season meetings between these cross-state competitors are commonplace. The teams’ prior meeting, Feb. 20, delivered end-to-end action, comebacks, a hat trick by Jakub Voracek and late-game heroics as the Flyers squeaked past the Penguins, 6-5, in a match-up that provided another epic battle of
The Network’s team of insiders and analysts also will cover intermission reports and bring viewers up to speed on news and scores from around the League. NHL Tonight, hosted by Kathryn Tappen, will be on the air following the conclusion of the game at 10:00 p.m. ET.
The action continues on Friday when NHL Network-U.S. broadcasts the second game of a home-and-home series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. Last night, with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild, the Blackhawks collected their 10th consecutive triumph and stretched their streak of games with at least a point to 23 – the longest from the start of a season in NHL history.
Saturday will feature a triple-header on the Network beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET with a slate of games that should keep every hockey fan glued to their viewing devices: Philadelphia at Boston, St. Louis at San Jose and Pittsburgh at Toronto.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “This is the ultimate game to watch because the teams don’t like each other and that’s how great rivalries are born — last year’s playoff games were some of the wildest in memory. Whenever these teams play one another, they play Philadelphia’s physical game, so the challenge for Pittsburgh will be to stay level-headed and not get sucked in to that style of play.” — NHL Network analyst Mike Johnson
NEXT NHL NETWORK GAMES:
Friday, March 8 – Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche (9:00 p.m. ET)
Saturday, March 9 – Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins (1:00 p.m. ET),
St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks (4:00 p.m. ET),
Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs (7:00 p.m. ET, CBC)