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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

THREE DAYS FROM NOW – NHL ALL-STARS AND COUNTRY MUSIC ICONS HEADLINE “NHL ALL-STAR FRIDAY NIGHT: LIVE IN MUSIC CITY” AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Hosted by NBC Sports Group’s Kathryn Tappen and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry Live at Winter Park in Downtown Nashville

NHL All-Stars Scheduled To Appear Include Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban and Nashville Predators All-Star Representatives Roman Josi, Pekka Rinne & Shea Weber

Performances by Aaron Lewis, Kristian Bush, Big & Rich, John Hiatt and Lee Brice

NHL Skills Competition – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET Features New 3-on-3 Format

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 26, 2016 – NBC Sports begins its comprehensive 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend coverage in Nashville, Tenn., in three days with a primetime special featuring NHL All-Star players and performances from top country music stars, when NBCSN presents NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City this Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s Kathryn Tappen will co-host Friday night’s one-hour special alongside Kimberly Perry, lead singer of the Grammy Award and CMA Award-winning group The Band Perry, from Bridgestone Winter Park in downtown Nashville.

The event will feature interviews and appearances from numerous NHL All-Stars, including Steven Stamkos (TBL), P.K. Subban, Matt Duchene (COL), Johnny Gaudreau (CGY), Brandon Saad (CBJ), as well as a trio of All-Star representatives from the hometown Nashville Predators – Roman Josi, Pekka Rinne and Shea Weber.

In addition, country music legend and All-Star Game celebrity coach Vince Gill and Predators defenseman Roman Josi will give viewers a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory.

NHL All-Star Weekend coverage continues on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. ET, with the NHL Skills Competition, followed by the debut of the 3-on-3 format of the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET. Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk,  Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire, and 500-goal scorer Jeremy Roenick call the back-and-forth action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Following is NBCSN’s All-Star Weekend coverage schedule:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., January 29 NHL Top 10 – 3-on-3 (Premiere) NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
  NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City NBCSN 8 p.m.
Sat., January 30 NHL Skills Competition NBCSN 7 p.m.
  NHL Overtime* NBCSN 9:30 p.m.
Sun., January 31 NHL Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 2 p.m.
  NHL Live NBCSN 4:30 p.m.
  2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game NBCSN 5 p.m.
  NHL Overtime* NBCSN 8 p.m.
  NHL All-Star Game (Encore) NBCSN 8:30 p.m.
  NHL Skills Competition (Encore) NBCSN 11:30 p.m.

*immediately following game coverage


NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s Olympic winter sports coverage 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, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.


2015-16 REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE ON NBC & NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 105 NHL regular-season games during the 2015-16 season, featuring 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. This year’s coverage includes 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry games, 6 Wednesday Nightcaps, 12 Sunday Night Hockey contests, and NHL All-Star coverage.

Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive NHL coverage this season.

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