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Thursday, January 28th, 2016
THREE DAYS FROM NOW – NEW 3-ON-3 FORMAT TAKES CENTER STAGE AT 2016 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME SUNDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
“I’ve seen thousands and thousands of hockey games. Not a lot surprises me…3-on-3 overtime has me riveted.” – Mike Milbury
“During 3-on-3 overtime, all of the fans are standing up – and they should be.” – Keith Jones
Pre-Game Coverage Begins with NHL Live on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL Top 10 – Top 3-on-3 Overtime Moments Showcases 3-on-3 Action Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City – Tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NHL All-Star Skills Competition – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 28, 2016 – The NHL’s new 3-on-3 format will be showcased this weekend, as some of the world’s best hockey players dazzle a national audience with end-to-end action and $1 million dollars on the line in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn., this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pre-game coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live, with host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick on-site from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Three-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick will call the action, alongside 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.
This year’s game will feature the NHL’s brand new 3-on-3 format, setting up for more open ice and scoring opportunities for some of the most talented players in the league. The first two periods will feature separate matchups between the two Eastern Conference Divisions, Atlantic vs. Metropolitan, and the Central and Pacific Divisions representing the Western Conference. The winners of those matchups will go head-to-head in the third period with a prize pool of $1 million dollars on the line for the victorious squad.
McHugh, Milbury and Jones will count down the most exciting 3-on-3 moments this season on NHL Top 10 – 3-on-3 Overtime Moments tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Following are quotes from Milbury and Jones on the new 3-on-3 format:
Milbury: “I’ve loved it from Day One. It’s end-to-end action. I’ve seen thousands and thousands of hockey games. Not a lot surprises me…3-on-3 overtime has me riveted.”
Jones: “This is an entirely new level. During 3-on-3 overtime, all of the fans are standing up – and they should be. There are chances at both ends of the ice and highlight-reel goals on a nightly basis.”
In addition, NHL fans and country music stars Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Charles Kelley and Chris Young will serve as celebrity coaches for the game, alongside NHL head coaches Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers, Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars, Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings, and Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals behind the bench.
NBC Sports begins its comprehensive 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend coverage with a one-hour special with the NHL All-Star Friday Night: Live in Music City from Bridgestone Winter Park in downtown Nashville tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET. The event will feature interviews and appearances from numerous NHL All-Stars, including P.K. Subban and Steven Stamkos, and performances from country music stars, including Kristian Bush, Big & Rich, John Hiatt and Lee Brice. Click here for more information.
Coverage continues Saturday night with the 2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition. NBC Sports Group’s Kenny Albert will handle play-by-play duties for Saturday night’s NHL All-Star Skills Competition, alongside Olczyk, McGuire and Roenick. NBCSN will have on-site pre- and post-game coverage as well, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside analysts Mike Milbury, Keith Jones, and Roenick. Click here for more information.
Following is NBCSN’s All-Star Weekend coverage schedule:
|Fri., January 29||NHL Top 10 – 3-on-3 Overtime Moments||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 NHL All-Star 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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