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Monday, January 23rd, 2017
SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF HOCKEY ON NBC AND NBCSN THIS WEEK CULMINATES WITH 2017 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME SUNDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
All-Star Game Media Conference Call with Emrick, Olczyk, McGuire, Roenick, and Flood – Tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. ET
NHL All-Star Skills Competition – Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN
100 Greatest NHL Players Celebrated at The NHL 100 on Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Wednesday Night Rivalry – Flyers-Rangers – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBCSN’s Coverage Begins Tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Sharks-Avs; Blues-Penguins Tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET, Plus Blues-Wild Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 23, 2017 – NBC Sports presents seven consecutive days of hockey this week, culminating with live coverage of the 3-on-3 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Coverage of 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend begins Friday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with The NHL 100, as the league reveals the 100 greatest NHL players of all-time to coincide with its Centennial celebration.
The league’s top players will also showcase their world-class abilities in events ranging from fastest skater to hardest shot in the 2017 NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The 2017 NHL All-Star Game will feature the high-octane 3-on-3 format for the second consecutive season, pitting the four divisions (Metropolitan, Atlantic, Central, and Pacific) against each other in a tournament format. Last year’s game in Nashville was the most-watched All-Star Game in NBCSN’s history, and Sunday’s game marks the first time the game will be shown on network television since 2004.
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member Eddie Olczyk (analyst), Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst), and former Los Angeles King and 500-goal scorer Jeremy Roenick will call the All-Star Game on Sunday. Liam McHugh anchors studio coverage on Sunday with analysts and former players Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play), McGuire, and Roenick will provide commentary for the Skills Competition. Kathryn Tappen and Roenick will anchor coverage of the NHL 100 on Friday night.
Seven days of hockey on NBC and NBCSN is also highlighted by a Wednesday Night Rivalry clash at 8 p.m. ET, featuring Wayne Simmonds and the Philadelphia Flyers against Ryan McDonagh and the New York Rangers.
NBCSN’s NHL coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET, when Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche host Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks, and continues tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET, when Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues visit Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. NBCSN heads into All-Star Weekend with a Central Division battle on Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, when the Blues visit Ryan Suter and the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Wild. NHL Live pre-game coverage begins an hour to all games this week on NBCSN.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide live streaming coverage of this week’s NHL action.
NBC SPORTS 2017 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW – TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, AT 12:30 P.M. ET
NBC Sports NHL commentators Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, and Jeremy Roenick, as well as Executive Producer Sam Flood, will preview the upcoming 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend on a media conference call tomorrow – Tuesday, January 24 – 12:30 p.m. ET.
Media interested in participating should call 913-312-0850; Passcode: 4023859.
- WHAT: NBC Sports 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Conference Call
- WHO: Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Jeremy Roenick, and Sam Flood
- WHEN: Tomorrow – Tuesday, January 24, at 12:30 p.m. ET
- NUMBER: 913-312-0850
- PASSCODE: 4023859
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY – FLYERS-RANGERS – 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Philadelphia (23-19-6, 52 pts) is coming off a 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders and currently sits in the second Wild Card playoff spot. Wayne Simmonds, who will represent the Flyers at the All-Star Game this weekend, scored his team-leading 19th goal in the victory.
New York (30-16-1, 61 pts), has won two consecutive games, including a 1-0 win against the Red Wings on the “Star Sunday” NHL Game of the Week yesterday on NBC. Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves to earn the shutout, while J.T. Miller scored the winning goal 1:56 into overtime. This marks the third game of the season between Philadelphia and New York – the Rangers won both of the previous meetings.
Emrick (play-by-play), Olczyk (analyst), and McGuire (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Flyers-Rangers from Madison Square Garden in New York.
SHARKS-AVALANCHE – TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
San Jose (29-16-2, 60 pts) has won four straight games to move within one point of Anaheim atop the Pacific Division. The Sharks and Avs complete a home-and-home set tonight in Denver, following the Sharks’ 3-2 overtime win in San Jose on Saturday night. Brent Burns, who leads all NHL defensemen with 47 pts (19g/28a), will represent the Sharks at All-Star Weekend along with goaltender Martin Jones and captain Joe Pavelski.
Colorado (13-29-2, 28 pts) will be represented in Los Angeles by Nathan MacKinnon, who leads the club with 32 points (11g/21a), and registered an assist in the Avalanche’s overtime loss to San Jose on Saturday.
Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Bret Hedican (‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst) will call Sharks-Avs from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.
BLUES-PENGUINS – TOMORROW AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
St. Louis (23-19-5-, 51 pts) is currently in the first Wild Card playoff position in the Western Conference. Vladimir Tarasenko will represent the Blues at the All-Star Game this weekend, and is tied for sixth in the NHL in points (46).
Pittsburgh (30-11-5, 65 pts) is three points behind Columbus and Washington for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division and the entire NHL. The Penguins have won four straight games, including a 5-1 win against Boston on Sunday. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will participate in the NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, and are both tied for second in league with 54 points.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will provide commentary from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa.
BLUES-WILD – THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Minnesota (30-11-5, 65 pts) is tied with Chicago atop the Central Division and Western Conference. Defenseman Ryan Suter, who registered an assist in the Wild’s 4-2 loss to Nashville on Sunday, will join goaltender Devan Dubnyk, who leads all goalies in goals against average (1.91) and save percentage (.935), as representatives in Los Angeles this weekend.
Albert (play-by-play) and Boucher (‘Inside-the-Glass analyst) will call Blues-Wild from Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Following is this week’s hockey coverage on NBC and NBCSN:
|Mon., January 23||NHL Live||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|San Jose at Colorado**||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Tues., January 24||NHL Live||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|St. Louis at Pittsburgh**||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Wed., January 25||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday Night Rivalry – Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Thur., January 26||NHL Live||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|St. Louis at Minnesota||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Fri., January 27||The NHL 100 Pre-Show||NBCSN||9 p.m.|
|The NHL 100||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 28||2017 NHL All-Star Skills Competition||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||9:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 29||2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game||NBC||3:30 p.m.|
|NHL Overtime*||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
*immediately following game coverage
**subject to local blackout
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